Stable Card

by Giovana Smith

Create a stable shaped Christmas card.



  1. Step 1

    Fold a 4 1 /2" x 9" piece of brown cardstock in half to create your card base. You will need two brown 1/2" wide strips for the side of your stable and two brown 1" wide pieces for the top of the stable.

  2. Step 2

    Create a template following these measurements.

    Mark the top of your card (where the fold is) 1 3/4" in on both sides. Measure down 2" on each side and mark that. Connect the dots.
    Mark the bottom of your card 1/2" in on both sides. Connect with the 2" spot on each side.

    Cut away cardstock along the lines.

  3. Use template to cut your brown card base.

  4. Step 3

    Use your card base as a template over ivory cardstock. Trace it and cut it out.

  5. Step 4

    Adhere ivory layer to the card front.

    If you place your strips on the sides and tops, it already looks like a stable. But don't adhere them just yet.

  6. Step 5

    Emboss your strips with woodgrain embossing folder and paint with white acrylic paint.

  7. Step 6

    Adhere the side strips of the manger with Scor-Tape. To give it more dimension, add the top strips with large glue dots.

    Create yellow rays with coloring medium of your choice.

  8. Step 7

    Stamp, die cut and color your images.

  9. Adhere to card. Decorate your stable with moss.

  10. Step 8

    Adhere die cuts to card front and decorate.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Stable Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Yay! I loved this and was hoping for a video tutorial!
muscrat  |  Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 12:09 PM
So lovely. Would kindergarten age children be able to do this? your opinion. tHX!
Kayte Douglas  |  Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 12:15 PM
Great card and tutorial.
Gretchen  |  Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 12:17 PM
Giovana, what a blessing this tutorial is and a beautiful representation of what Christmas is truly about. Thank you for this wonderful creation and for inspiring us so! I'm greatly looking forward to making a card like this also!
Linsey  |  Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 2:02 PM
Kayte, I think little kids may be able to do this, just cut all the pieces in advance and let them glue them and color the image. I think they will love it.

Thanks so much for your comments ladies <3
Giovana  |  Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 5:49 PM
What a lovely idea. Can't wait to do it. Thanks so much
carla jansen  |  Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 3:56 AM

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