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Christmas Card Making

About the Project
Technique:
Christmas Card Making
Designers: Susan Cobb & Shauna Berglund-Immel

The Thanksgiving turkeys have been carved and we've had our fill of leftover turkey sandwiches. Next stop? Christmas! With less than one month until the big day, it's officially time for Christmas card making. Send a special handmade greeting to your friends and loved ones with Susan and Shauna's stylish designs.

Merry Christmas
By Susan Cobb


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Supplies:

Instructions:
For the Card Front:

  1. Trim the card to 5" square and place it with the fold on the left. Cover the card front with green textured paper. Ink the edges of a 4 5/8" square piece of red textured paper and glue it centered on the card front.
  2. Punch three circles of white vellum. Add a different gingerbread brad to each circle, then attach them evenly spaced across the striped border punch-out. Glue the border across the bottom of the card front and trim it even with the card edges.
  3. Glue the back of the "Christmas" file folder punch-out above the gingerbread brads. Glue the "merry" punch-out above "Christmas" on the file folder.
  4. Add a gingerbread brad to the top right corner of the "May your holiday season be filled with..." punch-out. Glue the sentiment with the bottom edge tucked in the top of the file folder, then glue the front of the folder in place.
  5. Layer an ivory poinsettia on top of a red poinsettia and add a green brad to the center. Zot™ the layered poinsettias to the left of the punch-out sentiment.

For the Card Inside:

  1. Glue the remaining striped border punch-out across the center of the card inside.
  2. Write "enjoy!" on a blank label punch-out. Mat the label on burgundy textured paper, trim to 1/8" and ink the edges. Mat again on green textured paper, trimming the left and right edges to 1/2" and the top and bottom edges to 3/16".
  3. Attach a small red poinsettia to the top left corner of the green mat with a green mini brad. Add a gingerbread brad to the bottom right corner of the green mat. Glue the whole piece centered on the striped border.

Cheers
By Shauna Berglund-Immel

card making, card idea, cheers
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Supplies:

Instructions:
For the Card Front:

  1. Trim the card to a 5" square and place it with the fold on the left. Cover the card front with dark blue textured paper. Glue a 1 7/8"-wide strip of light blue crackle paper even with the card fold, then trim it even with the edges of the card.
  2. Open the card and place the card front on a cutting mat. Use a craft knife to cut two 1" square windows side-by-side and at varying angles in the bottom right corner of the card front. Use a white marker to outline each window, then add evenly-spaced dots around the outlines.
  3. Glue light blue sheer ribbon to the right edge of the crackle strip, trimming the ribbon even with the card edges. Cut a 1/4"-wide strip of dark blue textured paper and use a white pen to add dots across the strip, evenly spaced about 1/8" apart. Glue the strip centered on the ribbon, trimming it even with the card edges.
  4. Write "cheers" along the left edge of the ribbon with a dark blue marker. Zot™ a bow of light blue sheer ribbon to the top of the dotted paper strip.

For the Card Inside:

  1. Cover the card inside with light blue crackle paper. Add two blue mug brads to the bottom right corner, positioned so they're centered in the windows when the card front is closed.
  2. Locate swirl G on the template and position it so it extends from the top of one of the mug brads. Trace swirl G in blue. Flip over the template and trace swirl G again, extending from the top of the other brad. Write "cheers" along the edge of one of the swirls.

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