The One with Christmas Cards for Papercraft Inspirations


Monday, December 10, 2012

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:
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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.
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Step 2: Cut out a Christmas tree from snowflake kraft paper using an exacto knife.
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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".
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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.
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The first card is done!
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Step 5: Sew pieces of baker's twine to a blue snowflake card base in the shape of a Christmas tree.
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Step 6: Embellish the card with a trio of pearls, a puffy snowflake sticker on top, and a sentiment banner sticker.
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The second card is done!
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Step 7: Trim the patterned paper strips off the bottom of all the patterned paper sheets.
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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.
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Step 9: Embellish the card with a puffy snowflake sticker, a sentiment banner sticker, and a bird on a branch sticker.
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The third and final card is done!
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Now you have three cards ready and waiting to be mailed to your friends!
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Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN