Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Christmas in July Series - Part 4

I'll share a Christmas card from 2 years ago that we made, again, having the "present" concept. This time we wanted the card to actually look like a present, so the recipient can untie the ribbon and fold open the box.

I didn't know if it was possible to have a box that would fold open, but with long time searching the web, and numerous trial and errors, we finally came up with something that we were thinking of!

I used a double-sided cardstock and folded 110 of them. I wanted to keep the inside of the box one pattern and the outside, another pattern. Unfortunately, when you fold this, the outside sides come out inside pattern, so I had to attach an outside layer to the box to make it look clean. Confusing, isn't it?

Inside the gift, of course, we put in presents. We put in a picture of the family (our faces juxtaposed in JibJab frame), a copy of the Christmas drawing my son drew, and our Christmas letter, which was inside another envelope and had a warning: Do not open! This idea was taken from the beginnings of Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events books.

Anyway, we put everything in, tied it with a ribbon and put a gift tag on it. I took a picture of the completed cards before I sent them.


  1. I just can't get over how incredibly beautiful your work is! Seriously it is beyond CK magazine...truly you have an amazing gift. Thank you for the inspiration.

  2. Hi Thienly, what a creative idea this is! You are truly talented and creative. I meant to tell you that I also like that picture of the ball with all those flowers that you have as a logo here in your blog. Its Amazing!!! Thank you for such a lovely comment you left on my blog. I guess that when you love what you do you do the best!
    Quilled Hugs,
    Linda K.

  3. WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! I am dying to see this pattern - will you share? This is tremendous! And the fact that you mass produced this is phenomenal - YOU ROCK!! Thank you for posting this on Obsessed with Scrapbooking! Hugs, Joy



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