Secret Santa | Card Tutorial

Hello and happy December to all the lovely readers of PPS!

Its Pooja again ! Hope you all are doing well ! This year has gone by in a flash really !! I cant believe its December already !!

But a new month calls for a new challenge here on PPS  and we have this super awesome theme this time its called secret santa !!

My secret Santa items were – Chipboard , Mists and Matchsticks ! Given by Bipasha 🙂

I thought that was clever and so much fun !! I just finished making a card which i am pleased to share with you all .

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Here is how i made this card – PJcard tute 1

  • My card base size is 5 inches by 11.5 Inches on a white cardstock.
  • I scored the card base on the longer side at 4.5 and 9 inches as shown below.

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  • Next up i did  valley folds on both the score lines.

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  • Once that was done i die cut the right side (Shorter piece at the end) as shown above to cut out a shaped edge to the card.
  • You can use any type of framed die to do this step. just insert your card edges into the die as shown , with the cutting side down and cut the pieces.


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  • Thats my card base ready with a nice shaped edge !

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  • Next I added patterned paper to my card.

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  • Meanwhile I used some Heidi Swapp mists on some Prima leaves to color them (And MIST is a check ! )

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  • Then i added another piece of dotted pattern paper to the shaped flap.

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  • After which i added a doily diecut to the larger flap. I like it white because it will make my other elements a pop while giving a delicate lacy and white background.

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  • Next i stamped my chipboard sticker with some archival black ink!  (CHIPBOARD check ! )

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  • I then added the chipboard sticker to the center of the doily with some half cut flowers on the sides .

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  • My next step is was to add some seam binding ribbon. Which basically ties into a bow and keeps the card closed when tied up.

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  • Then i added a die cut piece with butterfly wings cut and attached to the side.

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  • After which i added the lovely bird resin piece on top! (Love prima resins ! they make such wonderful focal points !)

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  • I then added my flower embellishments. With 2 matchsticks dipped in glitter as pollen sticks ! (MATCHSTICKS Check !)  I did think of adding a box itself but i decided against using it because that was messing up my focal point.

Here are some close ups ! apologies for bright pictures they are all shot under a spot light as we dont have much sunshine around here in winters.

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Once you open the ribbon the card unfolds like this

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Again i have left the insides blank for my own message to be written.

Now its your turn ! Join us with any of the 3 element combinations that the DT members have picked for each other and mention which ones you used.

The 4 different challenge theme items given by the respective DTs are:

1. Bubble wrap, watercolour, triangle : Ujjwal

2. Chipboards, any colour mist, matchstick : Bipasha

3. Feathers, Paint Brush, Frame : Pooja

4. Chalk, hearts, acetate : Nikita

Here is what you have to do for this month’s challenge:

1. Create a project incorporating any of the DTs’ selected 3 items, mentioning it in your project post.

2. Upload your entry at our members gallery and link us up in this thread in the forum “December 2015 challenge – “Secret Santa”.

3. All entries are due by December 31, 2015. Challenge winner will receive a prize pack worth AED50.


1. A winner will be announced only if we have THREE new submissions.

2. All projects submitted for the challenge must be new and created AFTER the challenge went live.

Well i hope you enjoyed my post and tutorial .. it has always been fun sharing my projects here on PPS. This is going to be my last post as a DT member as i take a break to refuel. I have always been glad to be part of this team and i give everyone at PPS (Readers included ) a big and happy hug . Happy new year folks ! Keep the good stuff coming !

With that its me , signing off ! See you guys on the other side 🙂




Supplies :

White cardstock

Crate Paper – Craft market paper pad 6×6

Crate paper – Fresh paint double sided 12×12 cardstock

Pink Paislee -Cedar Lane paper pad 6×6

Prima – Resin Birds

Maggie Holmes open book – diecuts

Memorandum gold foil white & black accent stickers

Cherry Lynn -french pastry die

Prima – Bed time story chipboard stickers

Archival Ink – Black

Heidi Swapp color shine mist – Raspberry

Heidi Swapp color shine mist – Citron

Amy Tangerine – Rotary stamp

Prima flowers

Prima leaves

Tim Holtz distres glitter

Foam dots

Scor pal

Matchsticks (First burned out for safety)

Seam binding – Ribbons