How to Make a 3D Christmas Card
Send Christmas wishes with a difference. Make a 3D card and mantelpiece ornament that folds flat for easy postage. Cute and cuddly Wellington stars in his very own 3D wintry scene in this clever box card. The inside of the box is constructed in the same way as an exploding box card, which means it can be folded flat and popped into an 8 x 8″ envelope – great for saving pennies when posting.
- Download and print the template to make the box from docrafts.com. Cut out the front and back on A4 kraftstax and score along the lines. Cover the front, lid, back and sides with blue Noel paper from the Christmas with Wellington 12 x 12 inch paper pack and ink the edges in brown dye ink.
- Ink the edges of a 10 by 7 cm panel of light brown paper and glue in the centre of the front of the box. Trace the window from the template in pencil on the brown panel and cut out the squares with a craft knife, through all layers, to create window panes. Cut along the top, bottom and middle of the window frames to allow them to open, using a steel ruler to ensure straight lines.
- Cut two rectangles of acetate to fit behind the windows and glue in place. Cut and shape blue striped paper to create curtains and glue to the outer edges of the windows on the inside. Score along the outer edges of the windows on the outside and fold back to create an aperture.
- Apply a small amount of glue in the bottom left corners of the window panes, sprinkle with iridescent glitter to create a snow effect and leave to dry. Ink the edges of a die-cut sentiment and glue on kraftstax cardstock. Trim to fit then attach to the lid of the box with 3D foam squares. Glue a piece of star paper on the inside of the lid and glue a sentiment tag in the centre.
- Cut four strips of 2 by 16 cm kraftstax cardstock and score 1cm in from each end. Create the scene to fit in the centre of the box as shown in the steps opposite.
- Stamp the sleigh mini clear stamp on white cardstock with a black dye ink pad. Once dry, colour with Artiste Watercolour Dual Tip Pens mixed with water and applied with a small brush. Once dry, cut out, ink the edges and glue to the front of the winter scene.
- Attach aqua adhesive stones to the large Christmas tree on a scene layer. Die cut a string of lights in burgundy paper and glue across the inside of the open window. Fold the flaps on the back and front of the box inwards and glue together at the sides to assemble the box.
- Die the cut three layers of the winter village scene on three contrasting plain 13.5 by 9.5 cm paper panels.
- Die cut the trees in green. Glue each layer to a kraftstax strip. Fold one end backwards and one end forwards to make tabs.
- Add glitter then glue star paper to the box back. Glue the tabs on each layer to the box sides with the tree layer at the front.