Hi there,

I’m just starting on my Christmas cards for this year (is it too early?) and thought I would have a go at doing the Telescoping card technique.  I’ve seen different types of these cards all over the internet and have been wanting to try one of these for ages. The image at the top shows the card closed up to fit in an envelope, and the second image shows it opened up to reveal the 3 layers.  You can find a tutorial on how to do this kind of card here.

I’ve used one of my all time favourite Christmas stamp sets, Snow Swirled (115868 wood, 127799 clear) for the tree and sentiments, and the lovely Dasher reindeer stamp (121592) which is retiring on August 31.

This is an easy card to do, and you can add more bling to make it fancier, but the bottom 2 layers need to be relatively flat so that they swing out easily.