As per our previous post, we are posting a handmade Christmas Card a Day idea with instructions each day this week! We hope you’ll have fun with us and play along.
Here is our first design, and please pardon us for the details. We are including basic details in this first post to cover the beginning card maker. Future card making posts will refer back to this one for such details.
This card is relatively simple to make and doesn’t take a lot of time to put together once you have all the pieces ready. 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.
- Using a paper trimmer, cut out your greeting card base from a piece of festive patterned paper. We used Webster’s Pages 12″x12″ double-sided patterned paper, “Misteltoe Kisses.” The cut size (open) is 6″ x 9″. If you cut it correctly, i.e. cutting it in half (the 6″ cut first), then you can fit two cards per paper by then doing the 9″ cut second on each half. You will also have extra paper leftover for embellishing!
- Score the card in half using a bone folder if you have one. If you don’t, a ruler will work just as well. (If you do it this way, you can avoid the crinkly, bumpy fold line that comes with just using your hands to fold it.) Note, we folded the card so that the lighter side of this double-sided patterned paper was on the inside so we could write our greeting in there and still have it easily read.
- Ink the edges of the card. We used Ranger’s Distress Ink by Tim Holtz in the “Tea Dye” colour.
- The circles were then lined up and glued to the front of the card in a symmetrical order.
And there you have it! Card #1. We invite you to come back tomorrow for Monday’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!