Thursday 24 August 2017

How to make a Tuxedo card with Trimcraft's Winter Wishes paper and First Edition dies

I've seen some of this shape of card lately and thought it would make a lovely Christmas card. I've used the beautiful new Winter Wishes papers along with some Trimcraft First Edition dies and you'll find the instructions below - enjoy!

You will need - 
Dovecraft A4 Luxury Heavyweight Card
Trimcraft First Edition Winter Wishes 6x6 paper pad
Trimcraft First Edition Christmas Tree dies - FEDIE195x17
Trimcraft First Edition Sentiment dies - FEDIE193x17
Trimcraft First Edition Reindeer themed dies - FEDIE194x17
Dovecraft Wreath and Holly die
Dovecraft Crafters Glue
Simply Creative 3mm gems
die cutting machine

How to make it - 

 1. Start with an A4 piece of white card and score along the dashed lines. Cut along the black lines.

 2. It should look like this.

3. Cut these pieces of patterned paper from the pad.

 4. Glue to the card as shown above.

 5. Cut 2 pieces of white card measuring 9cm x 2cm and score at 1cm from each end. Fold at shown.

 6. glue the tabs to the inside left of the card as shown above. When the glue has dried, add glue to the opposite tabs (then see below)

 7. Close the card over as shown  so  that the tabs are glued in place.

8 The inside of the card should now look like this.

 9. Die cut three trees and glue strips of card to the back of each of them (around 1.5cm wide)

 10. Die cut the Noel and Joy and glue pink patterned paper to the back of each. Glue to teh card as shown.

11. Die cut 3 reindeer - 2 white and 1 pink.

12. Glue one white reindeer to the top right. Glue the other white reindeer on top of the pink one, offsetting slightly to create a "shadow" and glue these to the bottom left.  Die cut two small holly sprigs and glue to each turned back flap. Decorate with lots of tiny gems.


  1. Thank you Ruth. I can't wait to have a go at this.

  2. Wow!, this is fabulous, think I will be trying this shape for my close family cards for Christmas...thank you so much for giving the instructions...

  3. Fabulous card, I love the fold. xx

  4. Thank you Ruth for the instructions what a great card I have not made cards for a while but I will certainly have a go at this one

  5. That's wonderful, Ruth! I love it, Thank you! I just bought some tree dies, so this would be the perfect way to use them!

  6. Thanks so much for the directions for this beauty!!

  7. Can this be folded flat for mailing? So beautiful!

  8. This card is beautiful, I just had to have a go when I saw it. Luckily I had recently purchased this paper pad. Thanks for the easy to follow instructions, I am new to card making and sometimes don't quite get the terminology. Thoroughly enjoyed making it

  9. This is gorgeous, Ruth! Thanks for the tutorial. x

  10. Stunning card & you’ve made it so much easier to make by adding instructions! Thank you ��

  11. Thanks foe going through everything been on some with no help. So thankyou going to havr a go today

  12. What a beautiful card and thank you for the instructions. I am in Australia so will have fun adapting to an australiana themed xmas card.

  13. I just finished making this card for one of my best friends and she just loved it. Thank you for sharing your instructions. I found them easy to follow.

  14. What a fabulous card! This is the first time I have seen this fold & I really love it! Thank you so much for sharing the measurements and directions!

  15. Really lovely card will try to make this card ! Thank you for sharing!

  16. Thank you for sharing. I hope I will be able to do justice to your beautiful card.

  17. Thank you Ruth for the share, I have been trying to find something like this for a while and you have made my day, so simple to follow. Thank you!!

  18. Thanks for the detailed tutorial. It's hard to find good written tutorials (instead of video ones), so I appreciate anyone who goes to the trouble of a written one.


Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment, it's lovely to hear from you. Ruth