Thursday, July 9, 2015

Pyramid Christmas in July card

Wow, we're halfway through the year and it's Christmas in July time again.  I thought I'd make a pyramid card for something a bit different this year.


I love how Stampin' Up! have introduced some Christmas products into the current Annual Catalogue.  I've used a Night of Navy, Silver/Smoky Slate and Whisper White colour scheme for these cards.  The front of the larger card features the Merry Everything stamp set and the smaller one features a sentiment from the Lots of Joy stamp set. Both cards have stars which have been either punched or diecut.  I loved using the confetti stars punch to create the stars border all around the cards.  The star on the right side of each card also helps to hold the card together, along with the ribbon bow on the larger version which can be untied so the card can be folded flat for posting.  You don't normally need to add ribbon ties to pyramid cards, but the large version needed the extra support - it stands about 19cm/7.5" high and was made using 3 x 14.5cm/5.75" squares to form the pyramid.

Here are the front and side views of the larger pyramid card which also features the Festival of Trees stamp set.  

Turning left from the front of the card:

 Turning right from the front of the card:
 

If this card is too big, not a problem - you can make them any size by just using a smaller sized square to start with for the base.


The smaller pyramid card above was made using three 10.5cm/4 1/8" squares and stands 13.5cm/5.25" high.

How to make a pyramid card:
1.  Cut three equal sized squares to a size of your choosing e.g. 10.5cm / 4 1/8" and diagonally score each.  Burnish the scorelines.
 2.  Glue two of the squares on top of the third square along its scoreline.

 3. Overlap the ends to form the pyramid.

4. Add a brad or other embellishment just under the overlapped ends to secure the card ends in place.

6. Optional: Add co-ordinating cardstock or designer series paper as a mat to the card base. 

7. Decorate all three sides of the pyramid card to suit.


The key products used on this card have been listed below - just click on the picture and it will take you to my online store where the product can be purchased.  Papercrafting classes and workshops are available, please feel free to contact me for details.

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