Holiday Wishes Diorama Card

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner


This cute Diorama card is a fun way to send a last minute holiday wish or a “thank you” for a special gift.  Its simple message can be used in many ways and will bring a smile this holiday season.   Another great thing about this card design is that it can be used for all occasions year round so you’re not limited to just the holidays.  Change the paper and you have a great birthday card or baby announcement or anniversary card.  The possibilities are endless.

Start by cutting a 10 7/8” x 5 ½” piece of cardstock (Kraft stock shown) and using a scoring board score it starting on the left side at 3 3/8”, 3 5/8”, 6 7/8”, 7 ¼” and 10 ½”.

Now, flip the sheet over and place the die that you will be using for the window on the largest section making sure not to have the die over the score line that creates the 3/8” flap on the end of the sheet.  Run the paper through your die cut machine.

Stamp, color with your favorite markers and die cut all of the pieces that you will be using including the sentiments.  The set used for this card is the Santa Snacks Stamp & Cut set by Hero Arts.

Also, cut the frame for the window opening using two consecutive sizes of dies.


Cut a panel of patterned paper (Milk & Cookies by Doodlebug Design shown) using your paper trimmer to measure 3” x 5 ¼” and two strips that measure 1” x 5 ½” and ¼” x 5 ½”.

The window opening should now be back on the right side of your card base, if it isn’t be sure to flip it before adhering the papers.  Next, use a tape runner to adhere the strips on the left side of the inner flap.  Cut a third piece of paper 3” x 5 ¼” and attach it as shown in the picture above.


Fold all of the score lines.  Before completely adhering the diorama box place your die cuts on the panel and make sure that they will show through the window.  Then, adhere them down using the tape runner.  Flip the card over and add a line of tape on the small flap and then flip it back over and lines up the edges with the score lines as shown in the third picture and close the base to adhere them.  The flap should line up between the two score lines on the left side of the card base. Make sure it is secured well.  You don’t want the card coming apart.

This is what your piece should now look like at this point when looking down at it from the edge.


Finish adding the details to the card to complete the design.

While you’re whipping up the last of the holiday treats be sure to whip up a few of these cards, too.  They go great with all of those cookies plates you need to make.  Happy Holidays Everyone!

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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