This is what is so awesome - it folds flat to mail! Oooh, wrap your mind around that. I honestly could not figure out how it all worked until I made one. The base of the card is constructed with Kraft Core'dinations paper. I cannot tell you how much I love that paper! The true color of it is actually closer to burgundy - my camera is horrible at photographing red. I added a contrasting strip of teal Kraft Core'dinations to the front, along with a snowflake border I cut using the Sizzix Snow Flurries die. I love the way it pops up when the card is open!
Okay, I'm not gonna lie...I thought I was pretty darn clever for coming up with this! First, I cut a piece of chipboard using Tim Holtz's Mini Labels die. Using a Bottle Adirondack Paint Dabber, I 'inked' the Keep Calm stamp from Artistic Outpost's London Underground collection, avoiding the crown and the word Carry. I stamped it onto the label. Next, I used a Red Pepper Dabber to 'ink' (I never know how to say that!) the Merry portion of the Merry Christmas stamp from Artistic Outpost's Frosty and Friends stamp collection, and a small snowflake from their Sleigh Ride set. I very carefully stamped them in the appropriate spots. I love the way the Merry font contrasts so well with the rest of the sentiment. Behind that is a British flag that was stamped with the Bottle Dabber.
this link. It contains 70 projects - from pop-ups to boxes to cards and more. It is a blast if you enjoy paper crafting! Each tutorial contains step-by-step photo instructions, making cards like this a breeze.
Now, I'm off later for an emergency glitter run and a little Vietnamese dinner with my man. Surely I'm not the only stamper who has glitter emergencies, am I? :-)