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Homemade Christmas Cards

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Button Christmas card.

Card making is a very popular paper craft. This Christmas try sending beautiful handmade cards to friends and family. They will treasure the sentiment and the very personal touch. This is a guide about homemade Christmas cards.

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Solutions: Homemade Christmas Cards

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Christmastime Card

Use a combination of scrapbook papers and embossing techniques to create a stylish card for Christmas.

Approximate Time: 20 minutes

Yield: one card

Supplies:

  • 12 x 12 in glitter paper Christmas Stripes (product code #MC005) from www.upikit.com
  • 12 x 12 in Jillian apple green scrapbook paper (product code GX-1470-28) from www.coredinations.com
  • 5.6 x 2.2 in green sugar paper
  • ten 3D self-adhesive foam squares
  • Father Christmas rubber stamp
  • VersaColor black stamp pad
  • clear embossing powder
  • red-and-white square grid fabric bow
  • self-adhesive Christmas stickers ~ for this project, the word Christmastime and two holly leaves were used
  • overhead transparency sheet
  • sheet of ordinary white printer paper
  • quick drying glue
  • heat gun
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • pair of pattern edged scissors
  • pair of standard scissors
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Steps:

  1. Cut a piece sized 8.2 x 5.6 inches from the Christmas glitter paper and score in half to create a card sized 4.1 x 5.6 inches.
  2. Take the green sugar paper and cut it slightly smaller with the pattern edged scissors. Then, fold it in half and glue it over the fold of the card.
  3. Adding green paper edge to card front.
  4. With the fold at the left, centre and apply the Christmastime sticker onto the green sugar paper.
  5. Adding sticker.
  6. Apply ink to the rubber stamp, and then press the stamp onto the white printer paper.
  7. While the ink is still wet, sprinkle a liberal amount of embossing powder over the stamped image.
  8. Shake off any excess powder and use the heat gun to emboss the powder. The powder will turn shiny once enough heat has been applied.
  9. Cut the stamped image to a size of 2.4 x 3.6 inches and apply the holly leaf stickers below the stamped image.
  10. Cut two pieces sized 2.6 x 4 inches from the Jillian apple green scrapbook paper.
  11. Glue the stamped image onto one of the pieces cut from the Jillian apple green scrapbook paper, and then glue this to the front of the card.
  12. Adding stamped Santa and holly leaves.
  13. Take the second piece cut from the Jillian apple green scrapbook paper. Cut out the inside, leaving a space of 0.4 inches from the outer edges of this piece to make a frame.
  14. Cut a piece sized 2.6 x 4 inches from the transparency sheet and glue this to the back of the frame.
  15. Use 3D stickers to adhere the frame to the front of the card.
  16. Finish it off by gluing the bow in place.

Photos included:
Photo 1: Fold the sugar paper in half and glue it over the fold of the card.
Photo 2: Centre and apply the Christmastime sticker onto the green sugar paper.
Photo 3: Glue the stamped image onto one of the pieces cut from the Jillian Apple Green scrapbook paper, and then glue this to the front of the card.
Photo 4: The completed card.

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Children's Craft: Gingerbread Man Card

Finished card.

Let your child have some holiday fun and get ready to spread some cheer, by making this project for Christmas.

Approximate Time: 20 minutes

Yield: one card

Supplies:

  • provided pattern of gingerbread man
  • 8.2 x 5.5 in light yellow marbled cardstock
  • 12 x 12 in pink marbled scrapbook paper from the Tradition Collection by Crafts Concepts, product code CR 900097 (see http://craftconcepts.com.au/)
  • pair of 15mm x 12mm wiggle eyes
  • leftover piece of red felt
  • two small silver brads
  • small red fabric bow
  • Pilot silver marker pen
  • Papermate marker pens: pink and red
  • Artline 210 Fineliner Pen
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • scissors
  • quick-drying craft glue
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Steps:

  1. Score the light yellow marbled cardstock in half to create a card sized 4.1" x 5.5".
  2. Trace the gingerbread man onto the pink marbled scrapbook paper and cut it out.
  3. Template.
  4. Cut the waistcoat from red felt.
  5. Add the brads to the felt waistcoat to make little buttons.
  6. Glue the waistcoat onto the gingerbread man.
  7. Add the gingerbread man's face: glue the wiggle eyes in place, and use the Artline 210 Fineliner Pen and Papermate marker pens to draw a mouth, rosy cheeks, and freckles.
  8. Gingerbread man.
  9. Glue the bow just above the waistcoat, so that the gingerbread man will have a bow tie.
  10. With the fold to the left, use the Pilot silver marker pen to add a decorative frame around the card.
  11. Glue the gingerbread man to the front of the card.

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Spiderweb Ribbon Christmas Card

Finished card.

You can quickly and easily make this festive holiday card.

Approximate Time: 15 minutes

Yield: one card

Supplies:

  • 8.2 x 5.6 in light red marbled cardstock
  • leftover piece of Jillian Apple Green scrapbook paper (product code GX-1470-28) from www.coredinations.com
  • 3.5 x 5 in white felt
  • left-over piece of red felt
  • red spider-web ribbon
  • red bow with white polka dots
  • 2 1 inch sized silicon brad pins of gingerbread man and wrapped gift
  • quick drying glue
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • zigzag pattern edged scissors
  • pair of standard scissors
  • tree-shaped paper punch

Steps:

  1. Score the light red marbled cardstock in half to create a card sized 4.1" x 5.6".
  2. Glue the red spider-web ribbon across the white felt and cut off any protruding edges.
  3. Glue the red bow with white polka dots in the middle of the spider-web ribbon.
  4. Add the brads to the left and right of the ribbon. Note: It might be necessary to make a small opening into the felt before sticking the brad through the felt.
  5. With the fold at the left, glue the felt with the ribbon and brads onto the card.
  6. Use the zigzag scissors to cut two strips with a width of 0.3" and glue these to the top and bottom of the felt.
  7. Punch trees from the Jillian Apple Green scrapbook paper.
  8. Glue the trees on top of the red felt strips.

By BessieBessie [166]

Seasons Greetings House Card

Finished house card.

Make this Christmas card to bring Seasons Greetings from your house to a neighbor's house, and spread some Christmas cheer.

Approximate Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1 card

Supplies:

  • 1 pattern of house
  • tracing paper and pencil
  • 1 in 11.7 x 8.3 (A4) sheet of pink patterned cardstock
  • 1 in 5 x 5 black cardstock
  • 1 in 5 x 3 white corrugated cardstock
  • 1 leftover piece of green cardstock
  • 4 paper flowers
  • 6 pearl heart pony beads
  • 8 small blue flat-sided rhinestone beads
  • 4 small red flat-sided rhinestone beads
  • silver thread
  • Foilart Super-tack glue pen
  • pink craft foil
  • tree-shaped paper punch
  • craft glue
  • scissors
  • stanley knife (utility knife)
  • ruler
  • 1 sheet of ordinary white printer paper

see http://www.smokymountaincraftsupplies.com/pony-beads-heartpearl.html for a possible supplier of pony beads

Steps:

  1. Trace and cut the house from the pink patterned card stock.
  2. Template
  3. Score the house length-wise and with the fold at the top, cut off any protruding edges, so that the house will look neat.
  4. Cut out all the windows, and cut open the door and fold it back, so that the door will stand slightly ajar.
  5. Pattern cut from pink paper
  6. Glue the black cardboard to the back of the front of the house, and cut off any protruding edges.
  7. Glue black paper to back side of house.
  8. Glue the silver thread to the top of the roof ~ make a wiggly pattern. This will be the "electrical cord" from which the Christmas lights will hang.
  9. Use the corrugated cardboard to add a roof to the front of the house, and cut off any protruding edges.
  10. Corrugated paper roof added.
  11. Glue the rhinestone beads in place to complete the string of Christmas lights.
  12. Christmas lights added.
  13. Glue the paper flowers at the bottom of the top windows.
  14. Use the tree punch and punch out five Christmas trees.
  15. Glue one tree to the door, and four to the roof of the house.
  16. Use Super-tack glue to add some detail to the trees.
  17. Allow the Super-tack glue to dry for about 10 minutes. When the glue is wet, it is blue, but when it is dry it becomes transparent.
  18. Press foil down on the glue. Remember that, of course - the pink side of the foil must be on top.
  19. Rub the foil over the areas where you have added glue with the Super-tack glue pen.
  20. Carefully lift the foil. On the areas where you have added glue with the Super-tack pen, some of the foil will stay behind, thereby highlighting certain areas of the trees.
  21. Use the pearl heart pony beads to add window sills to the bottom windows.
  22. Space and print the following onto the white printer paper:
    Seasons Greetings from our house to yours.
  23. Glue the message to the inside of the card.

By BessieBessie [166]

Smiling Santa Christmas Card

Finished card.

A quick and inexpensive way to make a sweet Christmas card for a neighbor or colleague.

Approximate Time: 15 minutes

Yield: one card

Supplies:

  • 1 A4-sheet of dark green sugar paper
  • 3.6 x 5.2 in red cardstock
  • 3.6 x 5.2 in green cardstock
  • 1 sheet of ordinary white printer paper
  • 4 scrapbook photo corner stickers
  • 6 small flat-sided red rhinestones
  • red fabric bow with white polka dots
  • VersaColor red stamp pad
  • Pilot silver marker pen
  • Artline 210 Fineliner Pen
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • scissors
  • quick-drying craft glue
  • Father Christmas rubber stamp
  • tree-shaped paper punch

Steps:

  1. Fold the A4 sheet of sugar paper from top to bottom and then from left to right.
  2. Use the tree-shaped paper punch to punch 3 trees on each short side of the green cardstock.
  3. Glue the red cardstock to the back of the green cardstock.
  4. Use the silver marker pen to encircle each tree, and add a rhinestone to the top of each tree.
  5. Add the four photo corner stickers to the corners of the green cardstock.
  6. Card before adding Santa to center.
  7. Apply ink to the rubber stamp, and then press the stamp onto the white printer paper.
  8. Allow to dry thoroughly. Then draw a circle around the Father Christmas and cut it out.
  9. Use the Pilot silver marker pen to add a border pattern all around the circle with the father Christmas, and add some shadows to the border with the Artline 210 Fineliner Pen.
  10. Lastly, add the fabric bow.
  11. Santa image.
  12. With the fold at the top, center and glue the green cardstock to the front of the card.
  13. Center and glue the circle with Father Christmas in place.

By BessieBessie [166]