DIY 10: Easy Christmas Cards

December 24th, 2012 | Posted by Becki Peckham in 12 DIY's Of Christmas | DIY | Holidays/Seasons | Home Renovation

Christmas and birthday cards are frigging expensive! The last few years I have been making my own using scrapbooking paper. You can pick this up at Michael’s, Winners or Walmart and most times they come in a large pad with a variety of patterns. These are easy, inexpensive and YOU made them so they’re special!

- Cardstock paper (patterned, solid, glitter, what ever you want)
- Cutting matt
- X-acto Knife
- Ruler

Step 1: Size
Pick the type of paper you want to use and decide on a size. I usually don’t put mine in envelopes so I size them to fit on my present. If you have an envelope, measure the size of it and make your card .25″ less on each dimension.

Step 2: Cut
Cut your card using an X-acto knife and a straight edge. You can use scissors but the knife gives the cleanest and straightest results.  You can get creative by making different shapes and using multiple papers. If you are handy with the knife you can cut a shape out of the centre of the card and back it with a contrasting or complimentary colour paper.

Step 3: Fold
Fold your card in half. I use a bone folder to create my crease first so the edges of the paper don’t crack, but this isn’t mandatory.

Step 4: Write a greeting
Don’t forget to write something on the inside!


Merry Christmas!

- Becki

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