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DECK THE HOLIDAY'S: DIY GLITTERED XMAS CARDS WITH FOLD IN SHAPES AND A HOLLY CARD!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

DIY GLITTERED XMAS CARDS WITH FOLD IN SHAPES AND A HOLLY CARD!

   This comes from www.marthastewart.com .  Make these early enought and send them not just for xmas cards but also, possibly an xmas party.  When someone gets one of these, it won't get thrown away, it will be shown and talked about for the holiday season. Enjoy!
   The art of handmade holiday cards is a treasure for the creator and recipient alike. This season, try your hand at one of our many holiday-card craft ideas. Whether the sentiment is embossed, decked in ribbon, or encasing a prized photograph, the extra time will be well worth it when your cards are opened.
With a few basic techniques, you can create a wide range of looks by varying shapes, color, and decorative details. These snowman and snowflake pop-ups are decorated with glitter and glue, and inscribed with a fountain pen dipped in red ink.


Tools and Materials
  • Templates, enlarged to desired size
  • Fountain pen
  • Red ink
  • Card stock
  • Utility knife
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Ribbon, optional

  • Introduction

     

    With a few basic techniques, you can create a wide range of looks by varying shapes, color, and decorative details. These snowman and snowflake pop-ups are decorated with glitter and glue, and inscribed with a fountain pen dipped in red ink.
    Step 1
  • Cut Out Figures

    For the snowflake and snowman, trace template onto folded card stock, centering the image over the fold. Cut along shape with a utility knife, leaving it attached at the tabs. For the gift card, cut two parallel horizontal lines equidistant from the center fold on card stock.

Step 2

Complete the Card

For all cards, push the shape forward from behind while slightly closing card to crease the shape down the middle. For gift card, attach ribbon. Glue all cards into a larger prefolded backing.


The Holly Card






A sprig of holly springs to life from atop a store-bought plain note card. This project wouldn't fare well in the mail, so save it for greetings you're planning to deliver by hand.


Tools and Materials:
Holly Card How-To:1. Draw a holly leaf on cardboard to make a template; cut out.
2. Trace template onto card stock in different shades of green to make eight leaves; cut out with a utility knife.
3. Using a ruler and a bone folder, score each leaf down its center, as shown; lightly fold sides upward along the scored line. Bend the top of each leaf away from its stem.
4. Punch berries from red card stock using a hole punch.
5. Cut a branch from brown card stock. Affix branch to a store-bought note card with craft glue; let dry. Add leaves, gluing only at the stems. Top with berries along branch.

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