Joy to You!

 

Here’s a Christmas card idea to make. This gorgeous and deceptively simple Christmas Card idea will impress your family and friends this Christmas. You can use the patterned paper in this kit, or maybe you have some left over wrapping paper? That way your cards will match your gifts! By Erica Smith


 

This project contains the following templates:
– Main Card (a)
– Template shapes (b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i)
– 4 sheets of A4 patterned paper (you may use your own patterned paper instead of these if you wish)

You will need: String or ribbon (approx 1.0m), glue, sticky tape, scissors.

Templates and patterned paper can be downloaded here



 

Method  
      1. Start by printing out the template sheet containing the Main Card (a) and the Template Shapes (b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i). The main card should be printed on a nice piece of A4 heavy card stock.
      2. Cut out section (a) as this will be your card. Then cut out the circles and semi circles (b,c,d,e,f,g) from your card stock so you can use them as templates to trace duplicate shapes on your patterned papers (see step 3).
      3. Using your templates, cut shapes from your 4 patterns. Use the same patterned paper for shapes (b) and (f), then select another pattern for (c) and (e). Then use one pattern for shape (d) and another pattern for shape (g).
      4. Glue the semi circle patterned paper straight onto the circular area on your card. (b and c) will fit into the small circle image, (e and f) will fit the larger one.
      5. To attach your 3D sections of the baubles to the main card, take your circular card cut-outs (d and g), fold them in half along the dotted line and make a small slit through the middle of that fold. Then do the same to the circular area on your main card, careful to line up the slits so they correspond. Slide your cut out tabs (h and i) through the slits, then fold and tape one end to the back of the main card and the other to the front of the circular card with sticky tape. Trim any excess tab.
      6. Glue the circular patterned paper (d and g) onto your circular cards, which are now attached to your main card. This will cover the tab you have just taped to the front.
      7. Glue a ribbon or some string down the line images on your card. If you run the ends over the back of the card you can tape them down to give the front a clean edge. Then glue on a bow to finish off the baubles.
      8. You may cover the back of your card with another piece of paper or card to cover the ribbon, bars and tape. Then you can write your message onto the back, or onto another piece of folded card to make a folded greeting card!

 

If you like making cards and working with paper, you won’t want to miss the workshops and Scrapbook & Papercraft Convention & Expos in Melbourne on March 1 to 3, 2013 at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens, and in Brisbane on June 8 to 10, 2013 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank.

 

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