I wanted to share with you a fun idea you could use for a Christmas Card. I know its only the first part of November, but this card might take a little bit of time to design and cut out so I thought I would give you plenty of time to plan!
I made this card look like a file folder. I made it look as if our family was a company! It was such a fun card to make and send out!! (Note, clothespin is not included in the card, merely a prop to hang the card on our Christmas Card tree..)
I first figured out where my text would land on the cards as the folder is folded and the tab header is shown. (Yes, this took a few tries.) I then sent my regular sized 8 1/2 by 11 in. card stock through my printer one way for the text to end up where the folder tab would be. I next turned my card stock over and ran it through my printer printing on the letters for Merry Christmas.
Once all of the printing was done, I free hand sketched a file folder as if it were in an office, making sure my text is lined up. I next cut that out and it became my template. I traced and cut that on each of my printed card stock and then folded them and embellished them on the front. I place our Family photo on the front as well.
Once the card is opened, it looks like this on the inside…
for the inside of the card, in photoshop, I made a 5x7 and placed each of our kids photos on it with a description or definition of that child under each of their photos as if they were being kept on file… I had them printed as 5x7's and then I just placed them inside of the file folder as if it were a loose piece of paper.
this Christmas card was really fun to do! I hope if you choose to do this, you will enjoy yours also!
With Much Love & Gratitude,