Michelle’s Last-Minute Christmas Cards

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Hi everyone! It’s Michelle here to share a quick and easy Christmas card idea. This is such a busy time of year and there always seems to be three or four Christmas cards you need at the last minute. For me, the main criteria for my Christmas cards is that they are flat and easy to mail.

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You know how some of the 6 x 6-inch paper pads have a striped patterned piece in them? I’ve always had a hard time using those sheets, so they often end up in the recycle bin.

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But not anymore! I found the perfect way to use them. Cut the sheets apart along the striped lines and pair them up. With this card design, you can get four or five cards from one sheet!

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Next, die-cut some snowflake shapes from patterned paper and cardstock. Tip: If you are using thin cardstock or patterned paper, die-cut two sheets at once to make things faster. Just run the dies through your machine and then back again.

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To help the smaller snowflake lay flat on top of the bow, I cut an adhesive foam square in half and put one piece on either side. This gives it stability and a flat surface to adhere to. Another way to add dimension without adding thickness is to ink the edges of your layered cardstock. You can see I have inked my cardstock with a pale blue ink.

Here is my second card.

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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

-Michelle

Supplies used: White cardstock from Georgia-Pacific; Peace Joy Love 6 x 6 Paper Pad from Lawn Fawn; Antique Christmas Tags One stamp set from JustRite Papercraft Inc.; Warm Winter Wishes stamp set from Gina K. Designs; VersaFine onyx black and Memento summer sky ink pads from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko; silver cord from May Arts Ribbon; rhinestones from Kaisercraft; 2013 Snowflake Pendant die templates (#S5-185) from SpellbindersPaper ArtsMono Multi Liquid Glue from Tombow USA; 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®.

4 Responses to Michelle’s Last-Minute Christmas Cards

  1. Pam L says:

    Love these Michelle! And perfect use for the borders papers!

  2. Becky says:

    Super fun card!

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