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Christmas Cards Crafts

It’s just a month until Christmas and if you’re making your own Christmas cards, you better get started! I started planning on my cards for this Christmas about a month ago and I’m almost halfway done. In my opinion the cards I have for this year, are the prettiest Christmas cards I’ve ever made.

My craft-history isn’t very colourful and I’d say I’m not that good at it, but I have a friend who is amazing and she has pretty much taught me everything I know, (and that’s not too much). I’ve only ever done just Christmas cards and that’s all, but I think I might be ready to expand my crafting endeavors.

However, today, I’ll be staying on the safe ground and show you how I’ve made my Christmas cards this year.

You’ll need the following supplies:

  1. Two different colours of cardboard (I used green and grey)
  2. Scrapping paper (I used two different to make slightly differing cards)
  3. Scissors and/or a stationery knife
  4. Double-sided adhesive (to attach the silk ribbon)
  5. Adhesive glider or double-sided tape (to glue cards together)
  6. Sticky foam pads
  7. Cookie cutter
  8. Stamp (“Merry Christmas”, not included in the picture, oops)
  9. Ink
  10. Ruler or some sort of measure
  11. Red ribbon
  12. Seasonal embellishments
  13. A pencil and a marker (I used a gold marker)

I didn’t really realize how many supplies I actually need to make these cards until I saw the actual list above.

What I do first is to cut all the pieces that I need.

The green bottom card is 10,5 cm x 15 cm (4,1 in x 5,9 in).
The grey middle card is 9,5 cm x 14 cm (3,7 in x 5,5 in).
The smallest scrapping paper peace on top is 8,5 cm x 13 cm (3,3 in x 5,1 in).
The red silk ribbon should be approximately 13 cm (5.1 in) long.

I made the grey cookie-shaped peace with a little help from a cookie cutter. The scrapping paper and the cute Christmas-tree and gingerbread-cookie embellishments I found from the crafts store, Tiimari.

After I have all my pieces cut out I just assemble them together.

  • First I attach the grey card and the scrap paper together with the glue glider.
  • Next I wrap the ribbon around them and attach the ends at the back with the special adhesive tape.
  • Next I attach that to the green card with the glue glider and admire that for a while
  • Next I stamp the “Merry Christmas” on the ‘cookie’ and use the sticky foam pads to attach it to the card.
  • Last the embellishments and you’re almost done!
  • Don’t forget to add a personal message at the back!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2013!

For more decorative feel I inked the edges of some of the pieces. If you do this, do it after the cutting, before attaching them together. Also remember to let the ink dry before attaching, so it won’t smudge the other pieces.

If you liked what you saw, feel free to use this idea or any inspiration on your cards. If however you decide to blog or post using my idea, please link my blog on your post.

With warm hugs and gentle thuds – Keri

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