Papercraft Inspirations from the lovely UK teamed up with American Crafts to showcase some Christmas cards and I jumped at the chance! I made a trio of cards with step-by-steps:
Cards are 4 1/4 x 5 1/2"
Supplies: Patterned paper, ribbon, baker's twine, stickers (bird, flourish, holly, snowflakes, sentiment banners), adhesive: American Crafts; Pearls: Pebbles
Step 1: Gather your supplies. I used the Kringle and Co Christmas-themed line by American Crafts.
Step 2: Cut out a Christmas tree from snowflake kraft paper using an exacto knife.
Step 3: Back the open cut with strips of ribbon then embellish the card with a puffy snowflake sticker as the "star on top of the tree".
Step 4: Embellish the card further with snowflake stickers on the snowflakes printed on the card base paper, a sentiment banner sticker across the middle, and holly sticker.
The first card is done!
Step 5: Sew pieces of baker's twine to a blue snowflake card base in the shape of a Christmas tree.
Step 6: Embellish the card with a trio of pearls, a puffy snowflake sticker on top, and a sentiment banner sticker.
The second card is done!
Step 7: Trim the patterned paper strips off the bottom of all the patterned paper sheets.
Step 8: Trim 1" strips from the papers as well as 1" ribbon pieces. Loop all the ribbons and paper strips and adhere them in a triangle as a Christmas tree on a red patterned paper card base.
Step 9: Embellish the card with a puffy snowflake sticker, a sentiment banner sticker, and a bird on a branch sticker.
The third and final card is done!
Now you have three cards ready and waiting to be mailed to your friends!