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Handmade Christmas Card a Day – Day 18

Christy Hoover‘s card is our feature for today’s Handmade Christmas Card a Day series.  Have a look at Christy’s blog here to learn more about her and see more of her work!  For past featured cards, please click here.

My card is unique, simple to make, and features a vintage Christmas postcard.  This particular postcard is from 1911.  Just in case the recipient has a hard time just tossing this Christmas card, I added eyelets and a ribbon so they can hang it.  (Secretly, I hope they keep it and think of us every year they display it.)  This card is a one-of-a-kind since every card I create using this pattern has a different vintage postcard. These postcards are surprisingly easy to find and affordable (think-Ebay!).


Ivory cardstock
Patterned Paper:  Holly Argyle from Provo Craft
Gold metallic cardstock (no brand, bought at Michael’s)
Vintage sheet music
Poinsettia flower – Prima
Stickles in Christmas Red and Platinum
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad – Chestnut Roan
2 Gold Eyelets
1 gold brad
Red Ribbon- Shear Creations

How did she make that?

1. Beginning with ivory cardstock cut to 5" by 7", run through the printer with your personal greeting (this will be the backside).  

2. Ink both sides of the cardstock.  

3. Cut holly-patterned paper to 4 3/4 by 6 3/4 inch and ink all sides.  Adhere holly paper to ivory cardstock.  

4. Tear a 3" by 5" piece of vintage sheet music.  Ink the edges and adhere to the holly paper.  

5. Mount the postcard onto gold cardstock and tear the edges of the cardstock.  Ink the cardstock edges and mount onto card, positioning it toward the upper left corner.  

6. Adhere a poinsettia flower and 2 leaves onto lower right corner.

7.  Add 2 eyelets and tie ribbon for a hanger.  

8. Accent the card and holly paper with stickles.

Christy Hoover

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One Comment

  1. November 18th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    This is so pretty… love the vintage postcard. TFS

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