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5 Easy Cards to Make This Christmas
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5 Easy Cards to Make This Christmas

Difficulty Beginner
Budget < £10
Time < 1 hour

There's nothing quite like receiving a handmade card in the post, especially at Christmas!

Here we have five super-simple designs for handmade greetings cards that can be whipped up at home in next to no time – and, best of all, you don't need to be a papercraft expert to make them. Simply follow the instructions below to craft your way to a personalised, heartfelt festive message.

Projects and instructions by Aisha Cluitt and Sarah Jackman Read.

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How to make

You will also need - 

* Craft knife

* Vellum

* White cardstock offcuts

Watercolour Tree Aperture Card - Step 1

Trim a sheet of white hammered cardstock to 9 x 14cm.

Position underneth the Christmas tree aperture on the card, and very lightly draw through the design in pencil.

Remove the cardstock panel.

Step 2

Apply a green watercolour wash to the marked tree area on the hammered cardstock. Watercolour pens or watercolour paints can be used to do this.

Step 3

Repeat with gold and brown tones and brush over the star and trunk areas.

Leave to dry.

Step 4

Use adhesive foam pads or double-sided tape to adhere the cardstock panel behind the tree aperture.

Santa's Sleigh Sentiment Card - Step 1

Attach a sentiment topper underneath the aperture.

Step 2

Sporadically attach gold star stickers across the front of the card.

Mirror Sentiment Card

Trim gold mirror card then adhere behind the sentiment aperture.

Step 2

Randomly attach gold adhesive gems across the card front.

Embossed Snowflake Card - Step 1

Trim a sheet of white cardstock to 10.5 x 14.8cm. Place inside the embossing folder, then run this through your die-cutting machine.

Step 2

Trim a strip of vellum to 13cm (W) x 5cm (H) and wrap around the front of the embossed panel. Secure the ends of the strip on the back of the panel with tape.

Step 3

Secure the panel to the front of the card blank with double-sided tape, then add a wooden sentiment topper centrally to the vellum strip.

Step 4

To complete the card design, add puffy stickers just above the vellum strip on the right-hand side.

Personalised Christmas Card - Step 1

Take the 3 by 3 gridded sheet design from the Winter Woodland 6 x 6" paper pack.

Remove three of the images using a craft knife and metal ruler.

Step 2

Measure the size of the hole left by removing the images and amend your chosen images to this size with an additional 5mm added to the height and width measurements.

Print out the images and trim, so all three images are seperate. 

Use double-sided tape to secure the images to the reverse side of the 6 x 6" piece of cardstock.

Step 3

Trim an 8 x 8" card down to 6.5 x 6.5". Cover with a sheet of kraft cardstock.

Add the gridded panel centrally to the front of the card blank using foam pads to create height.

Step 4

To complete the card's design, add a 'from the {Surname}' banner along with a greetings topper.

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