Christmas Cards

My favourite time of year has arrived, Christmas.

I love getting to see all the Christmas lights and listening to carols. I love Baking Christmas goodies for family and friends and watching  Christmas movies curled up on the couch with the fan going full ball. I love decorating the tree and wearing a different Christmas hat/accessory each day. I just love it.

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I’ve even set up some lights and a little tree at my desk at work.

I’m looking forward to getting started on my Christmas baking as soon as I have a free evening. I’m planning on making rum balls, peppermint log and possibly gingerbread spiced marshmallows.  I may make some other things as well but it all depends on how much time I have.

In other news I’m having fun doing a little bit of glam planning. I don’t remember how but one day  I stumbled upon the glam planning world on YouTube and got hooked on watching all the cool creative videos. Being the craft lover that I am I had to give it a bit of a go. It’s a fun creative outlet and I get to sort of journal a little as well which is something I’ve always wanted to do but been terrible at keeping up with it. It probbaly also helps that I’ve always loved stickers. And all manner of craft supplies for that matter.

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Speaking of craft, on to todays project.

Christmas Cards

I like getting to make my own Christmas cards. There just a little more personal.

I have two card ideas for you to try. Both are very easy to put together.

The Christmas tree card

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I got the idea for this one of Pinterest and adjusted it to work with what I had/could get.

Materials:

A5 Card

Paint colour sampler card/s

Star stickers

Washi Tape or textas

Shinny pipe cleaners

Double sided tape

Hot glue and gun

How To:

So depending on what paint colour cards you can get you hands on (I just wen to Bunnings and picked up a few) You may have to cut them slightly differently but the main theme is triangles. For single colour cards I got 3 different shades the cut them in quarters to make triangles then layered them on top of each other. For 3 (or more) shades on one card I just cut one big triangle by measuring the middle point of the card and drawing lines on the back from the middle at tone end to the edges at the other end. This will give you two trees from each card (one full triangle and two halves that can be stuck together).

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I then used double sided tape to stick the paint car to the middle of my A5 Card. You need to have a little space at the top and bottom for the tree trunk and the star on top.

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I have used a small piece Washi tape for the tree trunk in this example but on some of my other cards I just drew a brown box with texta. You could also use some other coloured paint cards cut into small rectangles and taped down.

I then placed my star sticker at the top of the tree and overhanging onto the card.

To create the ‘tinsel’ I take a shiny pipe cleaner and zig zag it along my tree to make it look like its wrapped around then I’ve used a small drop of hot glue to fasten each end to the card. I have had some limited success with double sided tape but the hot glue is definitely more secure.

You can write Merry Christmas on the front in the white space or leave it as is.

The second Idea came mostly just from what I had on hand.

Christmas Tape Card

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I have a lot of decorative tape and have recently acquired a bit of Christmas themed tape so I decided I could use it to make a cute card. You could get the same effect using strips of wrapping paper and double sided tape.

Materials:

A5 Card

Various decorative tape

Scissors

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How to:

I’ve done mine as a landscape card but you can do it portrait if you prefer.

Starting from the bottom lay down strips of tape lining the bottom to the top of the last strip (or the bottom of the card for the first strip)

Trim any excess tape from the edges of the card.

You could layer the tape in other designs I just wen for the simplest layout.

So there are two of my Christmas card ideas. If you want more you should definitely head over to Pinterest and check out the abundance of ideas there. If you have any great home made cards send me a picture or let me know how you made them.

Lil

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