My first new Christmas card of the year is nearly finished! It was just so much fun to put together! The little cabin is a pop-up so it lies flat when you close the card then .. ooh la la… open the card and the cabin pops up! The cabin is cut from paper printed with text from The Velveteen Rabbit (the story is out of copyright and available from the Guttenberg site), a story about a little toy rabbit who is loved, lost and then turned into a real rabbit by a beautiful fairy. A bitter-sweet story with a sugar plum happy ending just right for Christmas.
The card lining is prettified (ok, made more aesthetically pleasing – but which is easier to say?) with a design cut from small circles. It is just sooo nice!The ‘Let It Snow’ was made with a Photoshop brush I designed a while ago – printed, cut out and covered with glossy accents. The holly was made using a paper punch and given the glossy accent treatment also.
Here you can see the little cabin getting squinched – Youch! but it’s okay, it’ll pop right back up again when you open the card!
As always, I leave the front till last. It’s my least favourite bit. Anyhoo, I designed a fancy edged mat to set off the brown card and cut it in more Velveteen Rabbit paper and stuck that down. If you’re eagle-eyed, you’ll notice some stitching on the inner square – just a little additional detail for interest.
I haven’t quite finished though…
And still haven’t quite finished yet! I have coloured in little Lily and I have written up the instructions to make the pop-up cabin so can now offer the full set of files for sale:
The pop-up cabin card kit includes:
- A PDF of the background paper (The Velveteen Rabbit text)
- The decorative mat on the front of the card (not the Lily of the Valley stamp image) (GSD and SVG formats)
- The template for the pop-up cabin (SVG and GSD formats)
- The inner lining of the card with the decorative cut-out design (SVG and GSD formats)
- A set of instructions with illustrations on how to make the pop-up cabin (PDF)
The cost is 7.00 Euro. Payment is via Paypal which will convert the cost to your local currency. The electronic files will be sent to your e-mail address when payment is received.
Pop-Up Cabin card kit: (€ [price])
Please note you will need a cutting machine that can cut GSD / SVG formats, eg, Craft Robo, Silhouette, Cameo, etc.
Thank you for looking