Night Before Christmas Postage Edge Card Tutorial

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Night Before Christmas Postage Edge Card Tutorial with Spellbinders Dies

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday, and I have a festive Night Before Christmas Postage Edge Card Tutorial to share with you.  These are brand new dies from Spellbinders Paper Arts, and they make card layering a breeze!  I’ve paired them up with Graphic 45’s Twas the Night Before Christmas papers, but they would work well with any collection.

This is one of my signature Tea Party in a Box creations.  I love making these as holiday gifts.  Today’s tutorial focuses on creating the cover of the card.  But you can find a tutorial for making a Tea Party in a Box card base HERE.

A Peek Inside

Do you struggle when it comes to using some large images on a card?  Well, here’s a tip that will help you with that!  Turn the base page into an interactive gatefold mechanism inside your card.

  • First, trim the bottom of the 12×12 paper just below Santa’s boots.
  • Now measure up 5 5/8″ and cut straight across the the paper.
  • Next, center the Santa image on the top of your card.
  • Then use a pencil or a stylus to mark how far to score each side panel.
  • Score the panels, then fold them in toward the center of the card.
  • Adhere the gatefold mechanism to the card base.
  • Trim the 6″ x 4″ journal card to measure 5 1/2″ in width.
  • Then adhere just the left hand side of the image to the left hand gate.
  • Decorate the top and bottom of the green stripe paper with border pieces and fussy cut holly.

It’s cute, and a fun surprise to open!


Use paper scraps to dress some cookies, a York Peppermint Pattie, Holiday Tea Bah, and honeystick.  Tuck in a vintage Italian demitasse spoon and a cute little 2 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ note card.

Night Before Christmas Postage Edge Card Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to see how to layer up all those neat Postage Edge Squares on the front of your card?  Then please enjoy this short and easy to follow video tutorial on YouTube.


I know this was a short tutorial today.  But there is a good reason.  Our 4th grandbaby, and our first grandson, Finn Michael was born last week.  Between that wonderful event, and wedding plans for our daughter and the Button Farm Club Kit, I ran out of time!  I’ll do better next week! Hopefully!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by!




7 thoughts on “Night Before Christmas Postage Edge Card Tutorial

  1. MaryH

    Playing catch up today. All the childhood excitement of Christmas came flooding back as I viewed this stunning work of art. You absolutely amaze me and delight my senses.

  2. Susan Steele

    This is just a beautiful Christmas card! I hear you have a new grandson …how exciting, congratulations! We have a great grandson on the way in March, our first boy , but we have 3 great grand daughters! Oh my that makes me feel old! Lol! And I look it now, still getting around with a cane! Lol! And can’t climb those steps without help, but I’m slowly getting there! These Spellbinders dies are a must have down the road. Thanks for another beauty! Hugs, Suzy Q

  3. Isabel Gonzalez

    Congratulations on your new grandson and on your daughter’s wedding plans, Kathy!!!! Wow!!! So much excitement! Your card is stunning and I love all of the elements and features of it!! God bless you, my sweet friend!!

  4. Helen

    Just love this construction format Kathy, the added shine from the glitter and postage dies on the cover are bang on. It amazes me how you find just the right items to stash inside the pocket. This card is vibrant and beautiful. It is always wonderful when a grandie arrives safely, good news indeed.

  5. Gena Krannig

    OMG, Kathy! What a wonderful, festive card! The gatefold tip for using a large image is such a fantastic idea. I have had many large images and scenes that I refuse to down size. The postage edge dies really dress up this card. Of course I love that beautiful ribbon, button and poinsettias and the tea party in a box is always a favorite! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  6. soozyb2013

    whoo whoo, some happy news!! Congratulations Kathy and Dale on your new grandson!! Love card Kathy. We have snow and a frigid wind. This weather is truly unusual for here. Enjoy yourself with your new family member!

  7. Joni E

    Congrats on your new grandson! Thanks for sharing even when you’ve got so much going on. I am going to order these postage dies-love what you did with this card!

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