Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Folds, folds and unfolding (or unveiling) . .

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, 
which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11


Inside of Card

ODBD Shining the Light Challenge #182

This week the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge Team challenges YOU to a an Alternate Fold Challenge (other than a traditional side or top fold).
 To make the challenge even more rewarding, we will be giving out a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! And, if you use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing one to two creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. All submissions must be added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, Dec, 15 at 8 p.m. EST. Complete details are available on the ODBD blog.
Please take a bit of time to visit my fellow challenge team members' blogs, you'll be blessed! 
Chris Olsen * Diana Nguyen 
 Cheryl Scriven * DJ Rants      
and. . Guest Design Team Member 
Robin Clendening

Project Details 

Instead of making a card with a fancy or alternative fold, I opted for something a bit different. . .a tea light gift set. I started with making a box for tags and then saw this clever pattern for a folding tree (SplitCoast Stampers Tutorials) and decided that's what the box would hold. Once the tree is disassembled and folded flat, the card layers on top, followed by the insert with the angled "Merry Christmas" and topped with the tea light. 

For assembly, everything is removed from the box, which is turned upside down. Then, the white panel is inserted into the card and both are placed a top the box. The card then becomes the "skirt" and platform for the tree, beginning with the tea light "trunk" upon which the tree rests, followed by the topper (two brads glued together on a toothpick.) It all came together well, thanks to the ODBD's beautiful paper, stamps and dies!

Blessings! jme ~ SDG


  1. Oh, my, Jan Marie, this is absolutely gorgeous! I am so glad to see all the fine details and how this wonderful gift truly unfolds! I totally love it…it's stunning and is going to be loved by the person you give it to! Amazing! Hugs, precious friend!

  2. Wowzer Jan Marie!! I am in total awe of your absolutely stunning gift set!! You have so many fine and gorgeous details...to numerous to name. You are certainly talented and the person who receives this will be overjoyed!! GORGEOUS!! I love it!!!

    Have a great day sweet friend!!

  3. OMGosh!! what a project!! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Such a wonderful gift for ANYONE on your Christmas list!! Just love it!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous!! Such creative folds, love them all!!

  5. This is awesome with wonderful papers and embellishments. Your presentation is fantastic too. Thanks for blessing us with your artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with God's Word in Proverbs 18:10 which says, "The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe." God bless, always!

    JO ANN

  6. Wow, wow, and wow again! What a beautiful set!

  7. All I can think of to say is "WOW"!! And I just saw that Diana says the same thing. LOL!! Awesome!!


Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!