Christmas Card Making #Christmas #CardMaking #ChristmasTree

More Christmas Card Making

After getting started on my Christmas cards last week, I’ve been busy making even more cards! I’ve vowed not to buy anymore card making supplies, and have now made a very small dent in my vast store after making an additional eights cards and some gift tags, but more of that to come in another post . . .

How to make your own Christmas tree card

You’ll need –
* Card blanks
* Wide fabric ribbon – mine was roughly 4.5 centimetres wide
* Twine
* Green card
* Double sided tape
* Tacky glue
* Foam pads
* Sequins
* Adhesive glitter stars

Step one – Start by applying double sided tape to the back of the fabric ribbon and stick centrally on the card blank.
Step two – Wrap twine around the centre of the card four times and secure on the inside of your card with tape.
Step three – Cut a tree shape from green card and apply sequins using tacky glue. Leave to dry.
Step four – Once dry stick an adhesive star to the top of the card.
Step five – Apply foam pads on the back of the tree shape and then centrally secure the tree to your card.

Christmas Card Making #Christmas #CardMaking #ChristmasTree

Christmas Card Making #Christmas #CardMaking #ChristmasTree

For my final Christmas card design I took inspiration from a 3D bauble card made by Suzie Attaway. I’ve developed somewhat of a fascination with three dimensional cards, and decided to start off with something in my comfort zone . . .

How to make your own Christmas Bauble Card

You’ll need –
* Card blanks
* Twine
* Selection of cardstock
* Double sided tape
* Foam pads
* Tacky glue
* Adhesive glitter stars
* Circular craft punch

Step one – Start by cutting three circles from the same cardstock, fold in half and then apply double sided tape on one half of each circle and then stick them all together. Leaving the outside halves of the first and third circles free of double sided tape for the moment.
Step two – Repeat step one and create another two ‘baubles’ from two different cardstocks.
Step three – Position the ‘baubles’ on the card blank. Once happy with the positioning apply double sided tape on both outside circle halves.

Top tip – To give extra height to some of the baubles you could stick foam pads to the outside halves.

Step four – Apply twine using tacky glue to secure to your card blank, leave to dry before cutting off any excess twine.
Step five – Once the glue has dried add the adhesive stars.

Christmas Card Making #Christmas #CardMaking #Bauble
Christmas Card Making #Christmas #CardMaking #Bauble

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