Cut and emboss folders are an absolute essential in any papercrafter’s stash as they emboss and die-cut at the same time. You just need to let the die-cutting machine and the folder do all the work for you! With that in mind, this project is ideal for beginners because it features the Peace Christmas Cut and Emboss Folder!
This is a very easy project to recreate, so much so that it can be produced multiple times for cohesive cards at Christmas. We’d love to see how you experiment with colours or other Cut and Emboss Folders to really make these cards your own, so take a look at the steps and find out how to make it!
You will need:
- A4 white cardstock
- 7.5″ x 15.25″ and 7.5″ x 1.75″ pieces of red cardstock
- Spare red cardstock
- 7.25″ x 15″ and 7.5″ x 1.5″ pieces of green cardstock
- Spare green cardstock
- Watercolour card
- Spectrum Noir Sparkle Liquid Ink in Candlelight and Crystal Clear
- Peace Cut and Emboss Folder
- Spectrum Noir Metallic Pen in Silver Ingot
- Grande Poinsettia Die
- Extra Strong Permanent Glue Tape Pen
Create a 7.75″ x 15.5″ from white cardstock. Score at 5.75″ and 11.5″, then turn the cardstock 180 degrees and score at 2″. Fold along these score lines to create the base.
Cut your red and green cardstock to the size specified, and set to one side.
Grab an A4 piece of watercolour card and wet it a little with clean water. Brush the Candlelight Glitter Ink over the card until coated. Splatter drop of water over the cardstock using a small brush and dab with a tissue to give a faux bleach effect.
When dry, trim in half and use the Peace Cut and Emboss Folder to add detail to both of the piece.
Trim one of the die-cut and embossed pieces down to 7″ x 14.75″. Use the Spectrum Noir Silver Ingot Metallic Pen to highlight the embossed areas.
Trim the other embossed piece of card to 7.25″ x 1.25″ for the stepper.
Cut out the Grande Poinsettia Die from the spare red and green cardstock, then assemble and adhere together with the Extra Strong Permanent Glue Tape Pen.
Trim an extra piece of red card and adhere it to the back of the large die-cut and embossed panel, so that the colour shows through the letters.
Begin assembling your card by adhering the red cardstock pieces on to the front and stepper, then adhere the green elements on top. Adhere the large panel to the front of the card and the trimmed gold piece to the stepper. Finally, adhere the poinsettia to the centre of the stepper and add a wash of Crystal Clear over the card.
We hope that you’ve enjoyed this festive make! This is an incredibly simple card to recreate, but we’re excited to see how you make it your own. Make sure you show us your finished cards on Facebook UK, Facebook USA, Twitter, Instagram UK, Instagram US, Pinterest UK or Pinterest US using the hashtag #crafterscompanion.