Hi everyone!Â It’s Michelle here to share a quick and easy Christmas card idea.Â This is such a busy time of year and there always seems to beÂ three orÂ four Christmas cards you need at the last minute.Â For me, the main criteria for my Christmas cards is that they are flat and easy to mail.
You know how some of theÂ 6 x 6-inch paper pads have a striped patterned piece in them?Â I’ve always had a hard time using thoseÂ sheets, so they often end upÂ in the recycle bin.
But not anymore!Â I found the perfect way to useÂ them.Â CutÂ the sheets apart along the striped linesÂ and pair them up.Â With this card design, you can get four orÂ five cards fromÂ one sheet!
Next, die-cut some snowflake shapes from patterned paper and cardstock.Â Tip: If you are using thin cardstock or patterned paper, die-cut two sheets at once to make things faster.Â Just run the dies through your machine and then back again.
To help the smaller snowflake lay flat on top of the bow, I cut an adhesiveÂ foam square in halfÂ and put one piece on either side. This gives it stability and a flat surface to adhere to.Â 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.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
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 blackÂ and Memento summer sky ink pads from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko; silver cord from May Arts Ribbon; rhinestones from Kaisercraft; 2013 SnowflakeÂ Pendant die templates (#S5-185) from Spellbinders? Paper Arts;Â Mono Multi Liquid Glue fromÂ Tombow USA;Â 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3LÂ®.