One Recipe Many Christmas Cards
Designer: LeNae Gerig

I love making handmade Christmas cards each year, but it can be difficult to know where to begin. I like to select one basic layout and them use different papers and embellishments. It makes things go more quickly and I don’t get bored with the same card over and over again.

For quick assembly of multiple cards, create 1 card first to make sure you are pleased with the results. Then pre-cut all of the pieces for the remaining cards. Assemble one step at a time for each card in an assembly line fashion.

  1. The basic recipe: Begin with the blank white card, measuring 5”x 6 ½” and apply glue stick to one side, making sure to cover the corners and center with a thin, even layer.
  2. Cover the card with a holiday paper that reads more solid that patterned. I like to place my card at the bottom corner of the paper and then trim the paper flush with the remaining 2 sides of the card.
  3. Select a holiday paper with a bolder pattern that coordinates with the background paper. Cut a 3 ½” x 6” rectangle. Glue to solid paper and mat the top, bottom and right side, leaving a 1/8” wide border. Glue flush with the card fold.
  4. Punch a 3” circle and a 3 ½” scalloped circle. Glue together and decorate with stamps, stickers or Brad Buddies™. Glue to the card upper left. Open the card and use a craft knife to make a small slit in the fold, 1 ¼” from the bottom of the card. Thread ribbon through the slit and tie a bow on the card front. Place glue under the bow to keep from slipping if necessary.
  5. Insides: Add a little decoration to the card inside back. For example, a sticker, stamped snowflakes or cut-outs from the paper books. Write your greeting and you are done.

Variations:

Snowman card: Repeat the steps above, but turn the card horizontally for a different look.

Photo card: Substitute a photo for the paper rectangle and use a tag instead of the punched circle.

Dazzles Ornament Card:

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Supplies:

  • 5”x 6 ½” blank white card & envelope (link)
  • Christmas Splendor Paper Pack (link)
  • Gold Ornament Dazzle (link)
  • Christmas Splendor Ribbon Set (link)
  • Giga 3” circle punch (link)
  • Giga 3 ½” circle scallop punch (link)
  • Craft knife (link)
  • Glue stick (link)
  • Fine tip black pen
  • Ivory cardstock

"Noel" Brad Buddie Card

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Supplies:

  • 5”x 6 ½” blank white card & envelope (link)
  • Busy Scrapper’s Solution for Christmas Papers (link)
  • Noel Brad Buddies™ (link)
  • Winter Delight Ribbon Set (link)
  • Giga 3” circle punch (link)
  • Giga 3 ½” circle scallop punch (link)
  • Craft knife (link)
  • Glue stick (link)
  • Fine tip black pen
  • Cardstocks: white and dark green

Snowman Card

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Supplies:

  • 5”x 6 ½” blank white card & envelope (link)
  • Winter Delight Paper Pack (link)
  • Small Snowman Stamp (link)
  • Winter Delight Ribbon Set (link)
  • Acrylic Block (link)
  • Teal 3mm Crystal Stickers (link)
  • Giga 3” circle punch (link)
  • Giga 3 ½” circle scallop punch (link)
  • Craft knife (link)
  • Glue stick (link)
  • Fine tip black pen
  • Colored pencils: brown, red, green, blue, yellow and orange
  • Brown and blue inkpads

Photo card

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Supplies:

  • 5”x 6 ½” blank white card & envelope (link)
  • Busy Scrapper’s Solution for Christmas Papers (link)
  • Winter Delight Ribbon Set (link)
  • Medium Winter Mix Felt Snowflakes (link)
  • Teal 3mm Crystal Stickers (link)
  • Craft knife (link)
  • Glue stick (link)
  • 4”x6” photo


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