This is the time of year I look forward to for crafting… I LOVE making handmade Christmas card sets. My usual method includes creating several sets of six so I have a variety to choose from – both embellished and not-so-embellished – that are mailable without them accidentally getting destroyed in transit.
I send many cards to Canada this time of year; DVD mailers aren’t cost-effective to send internationally so I have to rein in the thickness of the cards I send there. This set I’m showing you today is my “red and green” set.
My mind was so muddled this year with all the goings on of the season that I needed to use cards sketches to simplify the process. The one I used is from the card sketch PDF download at Operation Write Home (on page 7).
This is a great file for finding sketches – most of the measurements are even provided to make your projects go even faster.
First, I cut all the pieces I needed to build the cards. For the sentiment area, I used a die from Memory Box to cut “NOEL” in alternating colors that happen to fit perfectly inside the rectangle.
I quickly assembled the cards using a glue runner and foam squares for a bit of dimension. Also, you could also make your own background paper in place of the patterned paper if you’d like.
To finish off, I added a few coordinating sequins at the end of the paper strips. The glittery strips help pull the card together since it’s made solely of paper cuts.
Prep work included, this handmade Christmas card (all six in the set) took me less than 90 minutes to complete. Super simple and a great way to use up some of those scraps you have hoarded 🙂
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