It’s the final few days before Christmas and if you don’t have your cards in the mail yet I just want to let you know that people will still be THRILLED to get a Christmas card from you even if it arrives after Christmas.
You’re just extending their Christmas Cheer! Or maybe even rekindling it if they had a less than stellar Christmas day.
So here’s an easy handmade card you could make to spread a little extra Christmas Cheer…
Very Vanilla: 9/16″ (just a little wider than 1/2″) x 3-1/8″
Real Red: 1-13/16″ x 3-3/16″
Striped Paper: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Garden Green card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Very Vanilla insert: 4″ x 5-1/4″
A few quick tips for making this card:
- Banner ends like on the “Christmas Cheer” piece can be a little tricky to cut. Watch this video for 5 Ways you can cut even banner points.
- I love a stamp image that has a coordinating punch! Stamp first, then turn your punch upside down to center your stamped image and punch it out. Attach your punched tree to the card with dimensionals to give it that little extra pop.
- As I mentioned when I shared this Cardinal Card, the stitching on the red piece is really easy to add with the Stitched Rectangle Dies. They do the cutting and stitching all at one time and it’s like magic!
- Patterned Paper like the green striped paper I used here is just such an easy way to add interest to your card. Use a large piece like I did here and all you really need to do is add a greeting to finish off your card. More layers and embellishments are always optional.
So I hope you’ll take the time to make at least ONE MORE Christmas card and send it to someone to extend their Christmas cheer this year.
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