So have had to fall back on on the old card making idea with mine but on a larger scale!!
A3 card folded in half to make a giant card
doodling around the edge
bunting coloured with evergreen distress ink
added coloured string,bows and card candi for decorations
brown card for trunk and ribbon from choc box
silver star brads
Will be taking this card into work for all the staff to sign to take over to our school.x