Sparkles and glitter, oh my! Whoever said glitter doesn’t bring happiness? No one! I love how the aqua glitter paper really brings out the sparkles of the white glitter paper. If that were not enough, there’s the metallic star. GLAM SLAM! This glitzy Christmas card will brighten anyone’s day (no pun intended). Before you make a gazillion of these, keep one thing in mind—square envelopes require additional postage.
Create a 3D card with a combination of cuts and folds. Simply print, color, cut, fold, and glue. This card stores flat, so it can easily be mailed or stored without being ruined. Impress friends and family with your card making skills this Christmas!
Inspired by a quarter-folded card in Paper Made! by Kayte Terry, I decided to make my own version. Finding oversized sheets of paper in the color you want can be a little tricky, so I’ll show you how to make the card from regular-sized paper.
This craft was inspired by a really pretty green advertisement that I saw recently in a magazine that made me want to make a wreath with mixed shades of green. I used scraps of scrapbook paper, construction paper, and a page from a magazine. Of course, you can use whatever paper you have available to make your perfect wreath!
Create your own paper to make special holiday cards! I used enamel paints to create the marbled swirl effect on cardstock and then made some cards. The abstract flower is a nice alternative to the classic Christmas poinsettia. For the other card, I added glitter along the swirls of the print. Make each card unique by experimenting with different types of paper.
This Christmas card is also a gift! The felt poinsettia is a pin that can be removed from the card and worn as a brooch to holiday parties or on Christmas day. Better yet, slide the safety pin (which is on the back of the flower) through the teeth of a bobby pin, and voila! You now have a hair pin.
I just love trees. And while I like all trees, but there is something special about Christmas trees. A wintery landscape is simply breathtaking and the sight of tall evergreens freshly coated with snow is beautiful. I love to gaze and to take it all in… the branches gently drooping under the weight of the snow, the sunlight glistening over mounds of snow—the beauty of it amazes me. In regard for these beloved conifers, here are a series of ideas for Christmas cards.
Remember those pop-up books? (Those were one of my favorites…) Today, I’ll show you how to make your own pop-up card. The best part is that you can put whatever you like inside the box—a family photo, calendar picture, whatever you like! Once the card is finished it is a little front-heavy; that’s why I recommend making the entire card out of chipboard.
All you need is scallop-edge scissors, stamps, paint, and rubber cement to make these! Simply cut the paper along one edge of the card and use whatever stamps you like. When making several cards you can make them the same, or use different stamps so that no two cards are alike.
Craft foam is an easy way to make cards unique—these patterns and shapes would not be as interesting if they were cut from ordinary paper. The 3D effect adds a nice element to the cards. Happy card making!