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Christmas Card a Day – Monday

Welcome to Day 2 of our handmade Christmas Card a Day idea with instructions. Follow along each day this week for a new card design! (For previous card designs, please click here.)monday1.JPG

Please see our previous post for background details on this post. As usual, if you do not have all the supplies mentioned in the instructions, you can still adapt the design according to what your supplies at home dictate. For more detailed instructions for the beginner card maker, please refer to Sunday’s post.

This card features a tree design, wrapped with ribbon/cord and decorated up with glittery Stickles.

Instructions:

- Cut out your greeting card base from a piece of festive patterned paper. We used Basic Grey’s12″x12″ double-sided patterned paper, “Berry Branch” and “Maraschino” (on the reverse) from their Fruitcake line. The cut size (open) is 6″ x 9″. monday1f.JPG

- Score the card in half. We left the darker red colour on the inside of the card, but since it would make a written greeting difficult to decipher, we used black ink to stamp a journaling stamp on a lighter coloured paper. (Our own design stamp.) The journaling image was then cut out and glued inside the card.

- When the card was folded shut, we used a black marker to outline the edge of the card.

- The paper was reversed and triangular corners were cut out and glued to each corner of the card.

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- The tree pattern was cut out beginning with a 3″ square of scrap paper. Fold it in half to find the centre. Using the centre at the top, connect it with a pencil to each bottom corner creating a triangle. When the triangle is cut out, that becomes the tree pattern. Using the pattern, we cut out the tree from the reversed paper side using pinking shear scissors. A small rectangular piece was also cut out for the tree trunk. The tree and trunk were outlined with jagged edges using a black marker.monday1d.JPG

- A piece of baker’s twine from Martha Stewart Crafts was used to wrap the tree. The ends of the twine were glued to the back of the tree cut out. The tree and stem were then glued to the centre of the card. A jeweled brad was poked through a small scrap of ribbon and poked through the top of the tree. Little sparkly ‘ornaments’ were added to the tree and triangular corners using Ranger’s “Coffee Ice” Stickles.monday1g.JPG

We invite you to come back tomorrow for Tuesday’s card.

If you have some handmade Christmas/holiday cards you’d like to show off to ScrapScene readers, either send us an email or reply with a link in the comments. We’d all love to see your work and maybe it be will featured in an upcoming post!

2 Comments

  1. Posted 6 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Thanks for the great ideas. I have already made alot of my Holiday cards but will be making more. Please check out my pictures at:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/finallylarrys/HolidayCardsFall2007?authkey=79U5Ej8tGDg

    I can provide details if you are interested.

  2. Posted 6 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    These cards are so beautiful!
    Thanks for the ideas!
    Dominique.

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