Peek A Boo Trellis Christmas Card Tutorial

Graphic 45 Warm Wishes Christmas Card Tutorial with Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Peek a Boo Trellis Die by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01
Amazing Paper Grace Peek A Boo Trellis Christmas Card Tutorial with G45 Warm Wishes

Hello, Friends!  For today’s Make & Take Tuesday I’m sharing a Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Peek A Boo Trellis Christmas Card Tutorial. This lovely botanical die set is a great match for Graphic 45’s Warm Wishes paper collection.  I’m going to show you 2 different ways to use this versatile die.   Don’t forget to visit Becca’s blog for even more Peek A Boo Trellis inspiration. She has some truly gorgeous samples and tutorials waiting for you there.

Merry Christmas Cardinal

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Peek a Boo Trellis Graphic 45 Warm Wishes by Kathy ClementI love it when I can snuggle a focal image in with some pretty foliage.  So for this first card, I made small cuts in the leafy panel, then inserted my focal image into the panel.  That’s pretty much all it took to complete the card front.  The rest was just adding foliage, ribbons and flowers.

I made this one a box pocket card, tucked in some sweet Christmas treats.

Trellis Vines

The second card is really quick and easy to make!  This time, I cut a 5×7 panel from Warm Wishes Patterns and Solids.  Then I centered the Peek A Boo Trellis vines in the center of the panel and die cut.  Next, I die cut the reverse side of this same patterned paper and adhered it slightly off center behind the inlaid design.  Finally, I stitched the entire panel onto green cardstock.

This time I used the layered rose dies that come with the die set along with a bunch of foliage.  Burlap string, rusty jingle bells and vintage buttons give it a great rustic botanical feel.

The inside is simple with a gift card wallet/pocket combo and more of the pretty designer paper.

Peek A Boo Trellis Christmas Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn more about how these cards came together, I hope you’ll enjoy this short video tutorial over on my YouTube channel.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Make & Take Tuesday!  I know we are in the Dog Days of summer, but Christmas will be here before you know it!  Best to get a head start on all those handmade Christmas cards and presents, right?

Thanks for stopping by!




7 thoughts on “Peek A Boo Trellis Christmas Card Tutorial

  1. Susan Steele

    Gorgeous, Gorgeous card Kathy! It’s just got to be the best Christmas card I’ve ever seen! Luv the idea how you snipped into the trellis and made room for your sentiment!!! And the inside is just seriously gorgeous too! And your scrap card is awesome too! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Suzy Q

  2. MaryH

    Do you hear that symphony playing? You’ve made my heart sing with these projects. This was a wonderful time today watching your videos and looking at all the eye-catching beauties you have created stuffed with embellishments, color and my fav – those treats. Becca’s dies are always such a treat and you are very inventive to make those stunning victorian swirls work as a rustic design! Admire your many talents and ability to work on the fly…I am both in awe and envious. Please tell Dale the music was the icing on the cake today.

  3. Joni E

    Love the Christmas cards! Cant believe its August already so it wont hurt to get started on the holiday projects. Thank you again for sharing your talent with us.

  4. Isabel Gonzalez

    These cards are stunning, Kathy!!! I just love how you used the vine die, especially on the first card. It just amazes me how much you can do with just a few supplies! You are so very talented, my sweet friend!! A huge hug, and many wonderful blessings!

  5. soozyb2013

    Beautiful cards Kathy, although I really don’t want to think of Christmas yet, I know it will be here in the blink of an eye. Beautiful papers and the trellis is just the icing on the cake. All kinds of uses. Enjoy your day and thank you for sharing your amazing talents with us everyday!

  6. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this is one of the most gorgeous Christmas cards ever! The way you used that lovely die on the front is so beautiful. I love the cardinal images and of course the way you have mixed the different papers is fantastic! You are such a paper matching goddess! I still struggle to do that. Thank you for sharing this fabulous card! Hugs!

  7. Cheryl Wells

    Stunning, Kathy!!!! I especially love the inlaid vines – who wouldn’t LOVE to receive this card for Christmas!! Beautiful work Friend!!

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