Each and every year, I send cards to my family and friends to wish them a happy holiday season and a Merry Christmas. I’ve always wanted to make my own cards and finally took the plunge this year. With the help of some great products from Stampin’ Up! I love that I was able to make a unique design for each card and they turned out just adorable!
You’ll need the following items to make your own holiday cards:
- Festival Of Trees Photopolymer Bundle
- All Is Calm Designer Washi Tape
- All Is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper
- Smoky Slate Cut & Ready Card Bases
- Medium Very Vanilla Envelopes
- Subtles 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock
- Silver and gold Metallic Ink
- Embossing Powder
- Clear acrylic blocks (to attach the stamps to)
- small paper cutter
- glue stick
- embossing heat tool
Now the wonderful thing is that the Smoky Slate Cut & Ready Card Bases are already cut and scored so you can get right to embellishing the cards as you’d like! You can get as creative as you want, but I went for a bit “simple” because that’s my style.
Start off by deciding which papers you want to use and where, then cut them to size, smother the back with a glue stick and glue it into the desired place on your card. Next, you’ll grab some Washi Tape and place that on the card if desired. After you have that all set up, it’s time to stamp! Grab the desired stamp, attach it to the acrylic block and dip it into the color ink you’d like to use, then stamp where you’d like on the card. Dump a little embossing powder over the area that you stamped, dump off any excess and use the embossing tool over the entire stamped design, carefully making sure you go over the entire area evenly.
Alternatively, you can do some punch outs with the tree punch. You can do one, 3 or how ever many you see fit. That’s the beauty of this project because you can really let your creativity flow!
Handmade personalized cards are such a joy to receive and they’re quite fun to make as well! These ones are so easy to make, that you can do it even if you’re just a beginner crafter! Stay tuned because next week I’ll be sharing how to make your own Holiday Gift Tags!