Nov 25, 2014

Handmade Christmas Card

I love giving homemade Christmas cards. I also love writing a fun message to the recipient that is tailored to them.  It seems more sentimental that way.  (To me)  Now don't get me wrong...there have been years I just ordered it online and sent them out.  So don't think I can do this every year. However, this year and last year I have been blessed to be able to have time to make my own.

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Items you will need:

This card is quite easy to make, but it is time consuming.  There are a lot of layers to this card and so if you only have a few to make then this is perfect, but if you want to make 100 then maybe go with something more simple OR start earlier.

Lets jump in!

First cut your white paper so it measures 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches.  Then fold in half.  So it will measure 5.5 inches x 4.25 inches.

Then cut your blue paper to measure 4 inches by 5.25 inches.  Adhere the blue paper to the white card.

Next cut another piece of white paper to measure 5 inches by 3.75 inches.  Don't adhere this one yet.

Take the embossing folder that looks like snowflakes and put the white paper inside of it.  Place it about 1.25 inches down from the top (which ever side you want to be the top.)  Then run it through the Cuttlebug or Big Shot.

Next take the Merry Christmas stamp (or whatever you want your card to say stamp) and stamp it with blue ink close to the bottom of the white paper.

You will need 2 pieces of bakers twine.  One will measure 10 inches and the other will measure 3.

Next tape the 3 inch piece to the back of the white piece of paper on the top.  Tape it on the back so the tape will hide.  This will be the string that the ornament will "hang" from.

Adhere the white embellished piece onto the blue piece on the card.

Then take your 2 way glue pen and quickly draw on the design of the snowflakes.  Then dump glitter on the glue and tap off the excess.

We are almost finished!  Are you excited?!

Now onto the ornament part.  You will need to stamp 3 of the ornaments on white card stock with blue ink.

Then use the coordinating framelit to cut out the ornament perfectly.  This will be done with the Big Shot or Cuttlebug as well.

Next score down the middle of each of the ornaments and fold in half.  Remember you need 3 for each card.

Next adhere the 3 ornaments together as shown below.  I used the tape runner for this part.  This will make the ornaments pop up.  You will leave one side open so you can have a flat place to adhere the ornament.  Again...shown below.

Tape bakers twine down on top of the glitter part.  

Tie a bow with the longer piece of bakers twine around the top of the ornament.  Place a rhinestone in the middle of the ornament.  Lastly!  Adhere the ornament to the card!  Done!

Isn't it beautiful?!  I love it.  My daughter says...PRETTY!

Check out this tutorial for this beautiful handmade Christmas card using a Stampin Up stamp set.  You could also use it as inspiration for all your paper crafts.

I also made this card last year with the same stamp set (Ornament Keepsakes).  I also plan to use it again for next years card.  Then I will move on to another stamp set or something else.  Three years in a row is good though.

What do you like to do for Christmas cards?

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1 comment:

Anna Smith said...

Lovely cards! I think handmade is the best. My favorite is the Work of Art Christmas tree; I have that stamp set but haven’t played with it yet. I usually make my own cards and recently taught the ladies in my church how to make some to hand out as random acts of kindness. If you want, you can see the designs we used on my blog. Glad you had fun 🙂


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