Sunday, 16 December 2012

Nutcracker SWEET!

I've been playing with some more gorgeous Graphic 45 papers - the Nutcracker Sweet collection.  I love the illustrations, the rich colours and the quality of these papers. This time I've used them to make John's Christmas card.
It's become a bit of a tradition to make him a card rather than buy one and I like to try and come up with something unusual, but I was a bit stumped for ideas this year, until I came across this brilliant template from Helen at ACraftProject - it's called The Surprise Package and the template comes with full instructions and links to video tutorials.
I thought it would work perfectly with the G45 papers

When you open the envelope, the cube inside pops out like this (Helen's video shows this much better!)
This one shows the outside of the envelope and one of the four decorated faces of the cube.
Here's another face of the cube - the letters spell J-O-H-N (luckily my husband has a four-letter name!)
And another ...
And one more - sorry for the rubbish photo - as you can see, I had a lot of cuttin and stickin fun with this and I can't wait to have another go!
Here's the last picture, showing the back of the envelope with the tab closure.
John loved it - he's put it back in its envelope again so he can open it again later!
TFL :o)

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