Friday, December 23, 2011

Telescoping Christmas Card

I am finally on holidays from work - yeah.  I am not going away, so I am so looking forward to spending some quality time in my craft room.  I did notice my blogging this year has been a bit lacking so my sincere apologies to those who follow my blog - one of my new year's resolutions will be to a bit more regular in posting in 2012.

To my card - I have been wanting to try out these Telescoping cards for a while now and since I was missing a Christmas Card, decided to give it a go this morning.

I used a number of different dies to create this card plus the Circle Scissors to create some of the circles.  I decided the bottom scallop circle was a bit boring, so use the Crop-A-Dile to add some decoration, I then added some two-way glue pen on the edge so that I could add some dazzling diamonds.

When you pull the ribbon at the top it opens up to show the 3 different panels.  You just have to remember that the middle panel needs to be upside down when you layer them on top of each to put the brads in.

I think these types of cards will definately be on my list of "to do" items in classes in 2012.

I thought I would give you an idea of what my desk looked like after getting (the majority) of my Christmas crafts and goodies completed.  The small little patch at the front of the desk is where I worked!!!

I spent about 3 hours cleaning up my desk on the first day of holiday - I always find I can be more productive when everything is back in its place.


  1. Hey Alison, Great job on this card - we definitely need to make this in one of your classes.
    Looking forward to seeing more of your fabulous creations and don't you hate the mess for just a few cards!!

  2. How special do I feel to have been the recipient of this beautiful card? Thanks Alison...I LOVE it! So glad to see that someone else gets in a mess whilst creating...I can never quite understand how it happens. Hope you have had a relaxing and creative break. Looking forward to a catch up soon xx

  3. Youre so right. Im there with you. Your blog is unquestionably worth a read if anybody comes across it. Im lucky I did because now Ive acquired a whole new view of this. I didnt realise that this issue was so important and so universal. You surely put it in perspective for me.

  4. I have been wanting to try out these Telescoping cards for a while now and since I was missing a Christmas Card.

  5. I think these types of cards will definitely be on my list of "to do" items in 2012.

  6. A great and unique idea to inspire someone ,Excellent color combination and also fab card.keep them coming,
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