By Susan Cobb
Susans festive card is a perfect way to celebrate Christmas! She combined holiday-themed 8x8 papers with Noel Brad Buddies and the versatile Snowflakes & Stars templatewhich means shes got plenty of materials left over to make more cards with the same layout. The gold, red and green create a really festive look for this Christmas card, says Susan, adding that any of the papers from the paper pack could also be used to create a great look with a different color palette. Enjoyand happy holidays!
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Youll also need a blank card and Zots. (We recommend Cardmakers Blank Cards.)
How to Make Susans Card
- Position the color blocked paper with the striped portion at the bottom. Glue the left edge of the paper even with the fold (left side) of the card front. Trim edges evenly. Cut a 2"x1 3/4" rectangle of red textured paper and mat on ivory, leaving a very thin border. Attach the "Noel" Brad Buddy to the center of the rectangle. You may wish to add a Zot to the "N" in the Noel to anchor it in place.
- Use the template to trace two "Stalactite" shapes from ivory paper. Cut them out, then fold each outer flap inward along the fold line, then unfold. Now fold each flap inward along the center fold lines and unfold. Working clockwise, start folding the flaps inward. As they begin overlapping, gently lift up the first flap to tuck each of the last flaps in place. Secure the flaps with a gold mini brad.
- Place the Noel plaque near the center of the card front, and the folded Stalactite stars above and below the Noel plaque. Glue the Noel plaque in place, then attach Stalactites with Zots. Tie a bow with 10" of red ribbon and attach it in the upper left corner of the card front with a Zot.
- Cut a striped border from the art sheet and glue across the center of the inside. Cut out "Happy Christmas" word fragment and glue centered on the red label. Mat on ivory, then on remaining green textured paper from the color blocked sheet. Attach brads to ends of label and glue centered over the border. Add knotted ribbon with a Zot.