Waterfall Christmas Card

Loved making this card!  This is what is commonly referred to as a waterfall card.  It actually looks more complicated than it was. You start by cutting out several pieces of garden green cardstock to the following lengths:

  • Cut 1 piece at 5 1/2 x 2 (score the 5 1/2 side at 3/4″).  This serves as your base for the waterfall.
  • Cut 3 pieces at 2 3/4 x 2 (score the  2 3/4 side at 3/4″).  These pieces will be secured to the larger piece.
  • Cut 1 piece at 2 x 2 (serves as your top piece…the one I stamped with merry christmas and tidings of joy)
  • Cut 4 pieces of white cardstock at 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 (you will stamp your images on these pieces).
  • Cut 1 piece 1 x 4″ of garden green cardstock (used to secure the waterfall to the card…this is the piece with the buttons on it).   

Fold all of the pieces on their score lines. Start with the largest piece (5 1/2 x 2)Secure a 2 x 2 3/4” piece, at the score lines, to the largest piece (so you are taping the 3/4″ sections of one piece to the next). Take the next 2 x 2 3/4 piece and secure it under the last (at the scored section).  Do this until you have secured all 3 pieces.  The 2 x 2 piece serves as the top of the waterfall and is secured as shown above.

Once the waterfall is put together, you can stamp your images on the white cardstock and secure one image to each section of the waterfall card.    The 1 x 4 piece of garden green cardstock holds the waterfall together on the card.  I used sticky strip to adhere each side of the 1 x 4 piece to the card.  Side the waterfall base (5 1/2 x 2″ piece) under the 1 x 4″ piece. Secure the very last piece of the waterfall (the one with the gingerbread man) to the 1 x 4 inch piece.

Well now that I have typed out all of the instructions, I realized it probably would have been easier to do a video 🙂  I hope you enjoy this card!


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