Mix and Match Christmas Cards
Hello Craft Friends!
Happy December! Every year I say I'll start making my Christmas cards early, but life gets so busy. So usually I'm mailing my cards out later than I planned on.
So today's project I'm sharing are some easy Christmas cards you can put together pretty quickly. This month's December Cards and Tags kit has such festive and lovely papers from Paper Boutique. It includes some sentiment chipboards and pretty embellishment stickers from Little Birdie. You will want to grab a kit or two, depending on how many cards you need to make.
The card size I'm using is 5x7 inches. If you don't have any pre-made card bases, you can make your card bases using heavy white cardstock 8 & 1/2 x 11 inches (I'm using a 100lb weight card)
To cut your own card bases, on the 8 & 1/2 inch side, cut your paper at 7 inches. Turn and cut at 10 inches. Score at 5" and fold and crease using your bone folder. You can save your white Scraps for stamping for future projects.
I will be creating a total of six cards for this project and sharing samples. You follow the same steps to create additional cards.
Taking some of the patterned papers included in this kit, I chose 6 different papers for decorating my card bases. These papers are double-sided, which I love.
The patterned papers measure 6x6. You will get 3 different size papers from just one sheet.
Take your patterned paper and cut at 2 inches. Turn your paper and cut at 2 inches again. You should have 3 total pieces that look like this:
Note: make sure before cut your papers, that the design is facing the right way. Some papers don't matter which way you turn them. Repeat this process until you have cut all your papers. Save the other scrap papers for a future project.
Take your metallic papers in this kit and cut at 4 & 1/4 x 6 & 1/4 inches. These will be used for matting your patterned papers.
Chose some patterned papers and metallic mats, and mix and match the designs until you are happy with their placement. Also included in your kit are these chipboard sentiment pieces. I chose to use mine as they are. But you definitely could add inks, embossing powders or sprays to add color to them.
Using my craft glue I glued my papers in place onto my card bases. Then I glued my chipboard sentiment in the center of each card. I adhered some of the pretty Little Birdie sticker embellishments onto my cards.
My Holly card I adhered a vellum ornament embellishment (from my crafty stash)at the bottom using foam dots.
My Bright Star card I added a gold bow (from my stash) at the top and a few sticker stars scattered at the top.
Merry Reindeer card: the Holly sticker on the wreath, was from my stash. Here's a closeup!
I just love how fast and easy these cards are to make. I think these papers are so pretty. I hope you enjoyed my Christmas card project and you'll want to create some to send to your friends and family! I'm sure anyone would love to receive them. Handmade cards are so much more personal and filled with love!
Here's another closeup for you!
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See you next week with another project! Until then, Happy Crafting!
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