Merry Little Christmas Card

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

 

Banners, and presents, and polka dots – oh my! Bright, playful chipboard stickers highlight this adorable, retro design.

Materials

  • Bazzill Basics Paper Kraft Cardstock
  • Bella Blvd. Christmas Wishes Collection Papers: Quadrants, Borders, North Pole, Candlelight, Cute Cuts
  • Bella Blvd. Christmas Wishes Collection Stickers: Alpha & Bits, Chipboard Icons, Miniatures

Tools

  • Open scallop border punch
  • Brown ink pad
  • Black journaling pen
  • Derivan KindyGlitz Chrystallina Glitter Glue
  • Adhesives: paper adhesive, foam tape

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, detail scissors, ruler, pencil, sponge dauber

Directions

STEP 1

Make 4-1/2”x5-1/4” kraft side-fold card. Sponge edges with brown ink.

STEP 2

Cut polka-dot panel, slightly smaller than card front, from Quadrants paper. Use black pen to draw faux stitched border around edges; adhere to card.

STEP 3

Cut 4-1/2”x2” panel from red side of Borders paper; sponge edges brown. Cut two 4”x1” strips from green side of North Pole paper; border punch one long edge of each strip and sponge edges brown. Adhere scalloped strips beneath top and bottom edges of red panel; adhere piece to card 3/4” from bottom edge.

STEP 4

Cut white, green, and red journaling card from Cute Cuts paper; mat on yellow side of Candlelight paper, leaving narrow border. Adhere upside down to card, 1/2” from left and bottom edges. Adhere red banner sticker across top of journaling card.

STEP 5

Sponge edges of chipboard tree and pink star stickers with brown ink. Adhere stickers to right side of card as shown.

STEP 6

Detail cut assorted packages from Borders paper; sponge edges brown. Remove chipboard package stickers from sticker sheet; sponge edges brown. Using photo as guide, build package border along bottom of card, using foam tape to add dimension.

STEP 7

Remove two small round stickers from Miniatures sheet, sponge edges brown, and adhere to packages as shown.

STEP 8

Remove sentiment sticker from Alpha & Bits sheet and cut after “yourself.” Sponge edges brown. Mat stickers on yellow side of Candlelight paper; sponge edges brown. Mat again on red side of Borders paper; sponge edges brown. Adhere to card with paper adhesive over tree and foam tape over journaling card.

STEP 9

Highlight tree and packages with glitter glue; let dry.

Tip

Create a smaller scene on a kraft package tag instead.

by Kerryn Fry for Bella Blvd. (www.bellablvd.net)

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