Pretty Papers DIY Christmas Cards
Margot Potter for iLoveToCreate
It's all about Pretty Papers DIY Christmas Cards in today's fun filled tutorial! Ho, ho, ho! The holidays are upon us! It's easy to just buy some generic Christmas cards at the bargain stores, but it's much more fun and rewarding to make your own. And I bet you already have the ingredients in your craft studio closet! I used patterned scrapbook papers, cardstock, shape cutters and various sundries from my crafty coffers to make these three adorable cards as fast as you can say, "Kris Kringle" and you can too. Aleene's adhesives and Tulip glitter and beads in a bottle are fabulous for paper crafts!
Red and green cardstock
Patterned scrapbook papers
Decorative trims and ribbons
Buttons with wells for crystals
Tulip Glam it up Crystals
Tulip 3D Fashion Paint
Tulip Beads in a Bottle or Tulip Fashion Glitter
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Aleene's Tacky Dot Runner
Dimensional foam stickers
Handwriting fonts (DaFont is a great source for these)
Fiskars shape templates in oval, circle and square
To make the 'Joy to the World' Card cut out a large and a small oval using the Fiskars shape cutter. Freehand cut a bow shape (fold paper segment in half and cut.) Fold card and crease with bone folder, cut any excess paper with trimmer. Attach paper shapes to card as in picture using glue runner. Attach a ribbon segment across front of larger oval using glue runner. Glue rick rack trim above smaller oval and button and faux rhinestone accents with Original Tacky Glue. Allow to dry. Print "Joy to the world." Cut out 'j' 'o' and 'y.' Layer on green cardstock and cut as in picture. Attach to card using foam stickers. Cut out 'to the world' and layer on green cardstock and attach to center of inside of card.