The holidays are right around the corner — don’t throw the towel in and buy store-bought cards!! There is still time to create and send handmade cards this holiday season.
These Christmas Cards are super easy to make. Even if you don’t make the deadline according to the post office, you can still hand deliver these to make someone feel special. In the sea of photo-cards and Christmas letters, your handmade card will surely stand out!
- Tombow Foam Tabs
- Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive
- Tombow Power Tabs
- Patterned Paper – American Crafts
- Twine, Chenille Stems – hydrangeahippo.etsy.com
- Solid Shimmer Paper – Wausau
- White Cardstock (inside) – Neenah
- Punches – EK Success
- Paper Trimmer and Scissors – Fiskars
- Envelopes – Kelly Paper
This card recipe yields 36 cards.
Cut 18 pieces of 8.5×11 Solid Paper in half to make two card bases, 5.5″ x 8.5″ each. Fold in half to make cards 4.25″ x 5.5″.
Cut 3 sheets of 12×12 patterned paper into 4.25″ x 2″ rectangles. One 12×12 sheet should yield 12 of these.
Cut 4 sheets of 12×12 patterned paper to 4×4. Each sheet should yield 9 pieces.
Arrange the pieces of paper to fit on the front of the card, just about 1/4″ from each edge of the card base. Adhere the two pieces of paper together. Wrap baker’s twine around the paper where the seams meet and tie into a bow. Adhere to the front of the card.
Cut 9 sheets of 8.5 x 11 cardstock to 8×10.5. Then cut them in half at 4″ and again at 5.25″ to make 36 pieces. Stamp a sentiment (if desired) on the 4.25″ x 5.25″ White Cardstock and adhere to the inside of each card.
Cut two or three color chenille stems into 3 pieces, about 4″ long each. Roll one end into a spiral for the tip of a candy cane. Adhere 1-2 “candy canes” under the twine bow on the front of the card using Tombow Power Tabs.
Using a 1″ and 3/4″ circle punch, punch candies on the patterned paper. Add to the card using Tombow Foam Tabs.
Cut a sentiment from patterned paper or from the UPC strips that are attached to the paper. Add to the card with Tombow Foam Tabs. Easy peasy!