It’s Rudolph Day again

I usually make Christmas cards for all the children in my class. Years ago the class was quite small and my cards were a bit more elaborate, however the past couple of years or so two classes have been amalgamated into one so the numbers have got bigger and as a result my cards have got less elaborate and quicker to make.  With Rudolph day a monthly event it has spurred me on to think about the design for this year’s card a lot earlier than usual.  In the hope that if I start now I will get enough made for the whole class before December 25th I decided to be a bit more adventurous and have come up with a simplified exploding box design.

Materials Used:
Printer card
Do Crafts free Christmas background papers downloaded from web site
Away in a manger sheet music download
Christmas stamps (sorry do not know make)
tag dies
Memento Tuxedo Black
Derwent Studio pencils

I printed the sheet music on one side of the printer card and a starry paper on the other and used them to make up the box and lid.


Using the nativity stamp I stamped it in Tuxedo black onto white card, coloured in with the pencils and then cut out with enough extra card at the bottom to make a tab. I glued the tab to the base of the box.


With the greeting stamp I made a square to go on the front of the box. I used the left over card to make a double tag, the smaller outer one covering up a white blank on the bigger one. The tag will have the child’s name on come Christmas!


The Rudolph Day challenge asks for two cards so I have added a picture of my first design, which I was not so keen on!


Thank you for dropping in.  Take care.


I would like to enter these cards into the Rudolph Day Challenge


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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4 Responses to It’s Rudolph Day again

  1. Mrs A. says:

    This is such a lovely idea for your class children. hugs Mrs A.

  2. jmhave44 says:

    Hi Pippa, this box card doesn’t look ‘so simple’, but it’s beautiful. If you have to make a lot of these, I can see lots of time involved! I haven’t tried the ‘box cards’ that I’m seeing at so many blogs, but this is one of the prettiest I’ve seen yet. Love the way you’ve tied the sentiment on the outside with the pop-up on the inside. Your students will love this. Good Christmas colors and perfect for Rudolph Day. I’ve got 2 cards ready, but wanted to do some visiting before I make the post this afternoon. Behind again on commenting! Happy Sunday and TFS. Hugs

  3. SarN says:

    Hi Pippa – thank you for entering these lovely box cards to Rudolph Day. They look great fun and I’m sure your class will love them.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

    • Scrappymo says:

      What fun and lovelybox cards you have made. I am so going to try this for my grandchildren…they are going to love it!
      The wee nativity is a delight for the center!

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