It’s never too early or too late to create Christmas and holiday cards! Why not get a head start this year? And the “Childhood Crayons” paper collection by Craft O’Clock is FABULOUS because you can create so many varieties of projects year-round – birthday cards, school years pages, summer vacation projects, and yes- even Christmas cards! Let me show you how EASY it is to create these 2 cute cards!
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When your paper arrives, create along with me in this step-by-step video tutorial! It’s EASY and FUN!
Spend time fussy-cutting the “Extras to Cut”. The extras will be added toward the end of the project. Cutting the extras may take a few hours or it might a day or two, depending on the time you have. In the meantime, cut the “Envelopes to Cut” sheet into two large pieces, one piece including the green envelope and the 4 little banners and the other piece including the other two envelopes. Set aside the piece with the green envelope. Cut, fold and create the other two envelopes. These two little envelopes make PERFECT gift card holders, and we are going to use them inside the cards.
Let’s use some sheets from the 12″ x 12″ (30,5 cm x 30,5 cm) paper collection. Each sheet is numbered at the bottom. Cut the green sheet (sheet #3) in half to create two card bases. For variety, fold one card with the green side out and the other card with the plaid side out. These cards will each measure 6″ x 6″ (15,24 cm x 15,24 cm).
Cut out two of the “Quotes in Frames” to use as tabs for the gift card envelopes. Adhere the framed quotes with liquid adhesive to the outside of the envelope and place a removable glue dot on the inside of the flap. The removable glue dot is a light-tack product that will hold the envelope closed, but is still easy to open.
Cut the blue sheet (sheet #4) at 5-1/2″ (13,97 cm). Then create 2 panels each measuring 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (13,97 cm x 13,97 cm). I like to put the folded card bases aside and work the front of the card just on the blue panel until it is almost all the way finished. At the last minute, I adhere the almost-finished blue panel to the front of the card base. Some people like to adhere everything to the card base as they go. However you like to work is up to you!
Cut the red sheet (sheet #2) at 4″ (10,16 cm). Then cut that 4″ x 12″ (10,16 cm x 30,5 cm) piece into three squares each measuring 4″ x 4″ (10,16 cm x 10,16 cm). Adhere one red square to the top-front-right of each blue panel. You will have one red square leftover that you can save for another project.
Locate the set-aside piece with the green envelope and banners. On the BACK of this sheet, use a pencil and your roll of double-sided tape as a template to LIGHTLY trace the inside of the roll. You should have 2 circles that you can cut out with scissors and adhere on top of the red square on each card. If you want, you can “distress” the edge of the cut-out circles with the edge of your scissors to hide any imperfections. You could also ink the edges of your circles, if you like that look.
Sheet #6 features cut-aparts on one side. These cut-aparts are perfect for inside the card to write a personalized message.
Embellish the front of the cards as desired with the “Extras to Cut” pieces. These pieces are fun to play with and look great when layered. To create a raised look with some of the pieces, use pieces of chipboard, cardboard, cereal box, fun foam or adhesive foam tape behind the extras. You can also use hot glue to achieve a similar look. Use a quote of your choice from the “Carols in the Snow Quotes” sheet to place on the front of each card.
It’s easy to create little gold glitter ball accents for these cards! Just squeeze a dot of hot glue onto a heat-resistant surface, and sprinkle a bit of glitter on top. When the glue cools off enough to touch, gently rub the glitter around the glue ball. When the glue fully dries, it will pop off the heat-resistant surface. If you don’t have a heat-resistant craft mat, you could try to use an oven baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray (use an old one, just in case!) or a silicone baking sheet instead.
That’s it! Give these lovely cards as in-person gifts or send as a gift in and of themselves!
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