It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas CardsDecember 17, 2011 3:08 am Cardmaking, Christmas, Crafts, Holidays, Paper Crafts, Winter
By Cardmaking & Scrapbook Layout Contributor, Peg from the blog Peg’s Crafting Corner.
The holidays are filled with long lists of things to do and sometimes it’s just impossible to do it all. Often the one thing that is crossed off the list is making our own Christmas cards. That doesn’t have to be the case. Here is a quick and easy way to make 4 beautiful cards that can take care of some on your list or give you a start to creating the multiples you need.
- Green, Red and Brown Cardstock
- Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Paper Pad or Happy Holidays Paper
- Holiday Greetings Rub-Ons
- Snowflakes Embossing Folder
- Stars Embossing Folder
- Die Cut/Embossing Machine
- Your favorite tape runner
First, cut each piece of cardstock (red, brown and green) to 10″ in length by 5″ wide and fold in half. By using a 12″ x 12″ piece of cardstock and cutting it down to this size it will give you 2 cards out of each sheet of cardstock so you will be well on your way to create as many cards as you need.
Next place one half of the cardstock inside the embossing folder (snowflakes or stars) that you are using and run it through your die cut/embossing machine. You can do all of your cards this way or just some of them.
An easy way to place the rub-ons on your cards is to cut each one out of the sheet they came on and lay them on your card as I did here.
Using the edge of the craft stick and a little pressure rub the entire piece until it is adhered to the cardstock. A good way to tell if it has completely adhered to the cardstock is when you see the plastic covering have a frosted look to it.
If it hasn’t completely transferred continue rubbing it until it does or if you have already lifted the clear plastic off and noticed that not all of it transferred carefully line it up where it needs to go and rub it some more.
You are now on your way to having cards to send to your family and friends and can cross that off your holiday “to do” list instead of erasing it and putting it your list for next year!