Sending Christmas cards is a tradition in the Wilt family. And I enjoy making homemade cards if time allows. Last year, I started working on my Christmas cards in September! Since I’m in school, I knew I wouldn’t have quite as much time this year, so I found a super simple design, and I LOVE how my cards turned out!
–cards and envelopes (4×6)
–red and green patterned paper (6×6)
–red and green craft paper (12×12)
–acid free glue stick
–holiday greeting stamp
First, I cut the patterned paper into strips. They run the length of the card (4 inches) and are 2 inches wide. I was able to get 4 strips out of each 6×6 paper.
I glued the strips to each Christmas card using my acid free glue stick. I’m a HUGE fan of glue dots; however, a glue stick is much more cost effective for this project. It provides better coverage (instead of just the corners), keeps the strips flat on the card, and works better for adhering the snowflakes.
Next, I punched out the snowflakes from red and green craft paper. One for each Christmas card.
Using my glue stick again, I added the snowflakes to each card. Just to be transparent, this was probably the most frustrating part. I got glue on my fingers and wiped them off on a Clorox wipe after every 5th or 6th card. You may want to keep a wipe handy.
The last step is stamping on your greeting! Since these are Christmas cards, I chose “Merry Christmas.” Since these don’t include both colors on any one card, this design could easily become a “thank you” card, a “thinking of you” card, or any number of other occasions in which you might need a card. 🙂
I love how I was able to get 8 different cards from one simple design! And it didn’t take long at all to whip up 100 of these!