It is a busy time of year and many of us are making Christmas Cards. Lets show you a really fun Endless Card Bundle all Christmas themed and geared towards sending out your greetings! A big welcome to Hattifant’s Christmas Endless Cards to Color!
What are endless cards?! They are cards with four illustrations and you can endlessly flip from one illustration to the next. You can see some of Hattifant’s previous Endless Cards here. Or let me show you a Mandala Advent Calendar Endless Cards for grown ups. Here is a little video for you to see one of the Christmas Endless Cards in action…
They look exciting, right?
They are fun to make and there is always lots to color! Now, the Christmas Endless Card Bundle here is also quite special. It gives you lots of choices to combine and create your very own unique Christmas Endless Card. See the image below? You have 4 rows of each 4 cards. The first row is the very first page of your Christmas Endless Card. So you could choose 1A or the cute teddy on the present (1B).
Row 2 represents the second page of your Endless Card, the third row then the third page and row four equals page four of your Endless Card. The Christmas Endless Card therefore always stars off with “We wish you a…” followed by “Merry Christmas” to “…and a happy New Year!” The 4th page is for your personal note.
I for example choose for my Christmas Endless Card 1A – with Santa, snowman, reindeer and hedgehog. Then it had to be Santa wishing a Merry Christmas for page 2. Followed by the cute penguin in the snow globe. I then choose the letter as forth page.
The picture in the lower right hand corner is for you to check if you understood the idea of it all. I so hope so because it is so much fun!
In the bundle you will receive:
- 4×4 illustrations to choose from for your Christmas Endless Card in BIG (the card then measures appr. 13.7cm)
- 4×4 illustrations in small (the card then measures appr. 9.8cm – it is the size I used in my tutorial)
Let me show you how you can make your own with the Hattifant templates.
Before you get started here is what you still need apart from the templates:
- paper (120gsm works well)
- coloring pens
I created a video for you in which I show you how to make these Christmas Endless Cards. Follow me along…
And if you rather then here is the Picture Tutorial for you also.
Before we get to the actual crafting we will color the 4 pages of the Christmas Endless Card and also write your note for your loved ones. You can still do this later but it might be easier now.
Cut & Fold
Cut out all pages of your Christmas Endless Card and lie PAGE 1 and PAGE 4 in front of you as shown in the picture above.
You will see that each page has a full line in the middle and two small little marks on the other ends. Take PAGE 1 and fold the paper halfway towards that small mark. Do this on both sides.
Repeat the same with PAGE 4. Then we will cut both – PAGE 1 and PAGE 4 along the marked line in half.
Connect PAGE 1 & 4
We now need to turn around PAGE 1 so that the illustration faces the table.
Now watch out for PAGE 4! We will glue PAGE 4 onto PAGE 1 as shown in the picture. The left and right end of the illustration will end up in the middle! Don’t worry when we are done your friend will see the note properly.
Add glue to the corners on PAGE 1 and glue PAGE 4 to PAGE 1.
You now see PAGE 4 like in the picture (upper left hand corner). Turn the card around so you see PAGE 1 and then open up PAGE 1 from the middle outwards. This will be the area we will attach PAGE 2 to.
Adding Page 2
Again, we will need to fold the ends of the page towards the middle to the marks shown on the PAGE 2. Cut PAGE 2 in half along the illustrated line.
Add glue to the sides of the card (see picture) and glue PAGE 2 onto the card. When dry you can fold the card open in the middle and we get to the side we will attach PAGE 3 to.
Adding Page 3
Go ahead and fold and cut PAGE 3 in half like you have done with all the other pages. This time we can add glue to the WHOLE area of the endless card. Glue PAGE 3 on to the Christmas Endless Card and let it dry.
Then give your card a try. You will get from PAGE 3 to PAGE 4 (my personal note) and then we will head to “We wish you a…” PAGE 1 to “Marry Christmas” PAGE 2 to “…and a happy New Year!” PAGE 3 and last but not least to your personal note. Keep on flipping… that makes it an Endless Card! ^_^
Here is what my choice of the Christmas Endless Card Bundle looks like.
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