How to Make a Fabulous Christmas Card!

Join me to make a large format card from Graphic 45's St Nicholas collection that will delight the recipient.

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How to Make a Fabulous Christmas Card!
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Cut a 4 to 5" doily &  a 4 x 3"  rectangle from the 6 x 6 Patterns & Solids pad or from design paper.  Cut a banner at least 4" long and 3" wide from Bells and Bows.

Cut a 4 to 5" doily & a 4 x 3" rectangle from the 6 x 6 Patterns & Solids pad or from design paper. Cut a banner at least 4" long and 3" wide from Bells and Bows.

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Cut a rectangle 7 1/2" x 5 7/8" from Candy Cane Wishes.

Cut a rectangle 7 1/2" x 5 7/8" from Candy Cane Wishes.

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Adhere the solid green rectangle about 1/2" from the top and 1 1/2" from the right side.  Adhere the banner over top of that, about 1 1/4" from the top and off the right side as shown.

Adhere the solid green rectangle about 1/2" from the top and 1 1/2" from the right side. Adhere the banner over top of that, about 1 1/4" from the top and off the right side as shown.

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Add a doily as shown on the upper left corner.

Add a doily as shown on the upper left corner.

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Cut the "Jolly Old St Nicholas..." strip from Seasons Greetings and adhere about 1/2" from the bottom as shown.  Trim to fit.

Cut the "Jolly Old St Nicholas..." strip from Seasons Greetings and adhere about 1/2" from the bottom as shown. Trim to fit.

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Locate the Santa cut-apart shown on Be Jolly! paper or in the ephemera cards.  Also locate and punch out the shown banners from the Banners.

Locate the Santa cut-apart shown on Be Jolly! paper or in the ephemera cards. Also locate and punch out the shown banners from the Banners.

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Use foam tape or cardboard to pop up the Santa image and position as shown on the card, about 3/4" from the left side and 7/8" from the top.

Use foam tape or cardboard to pop up the Santa image and position as shown on the card, about 3/4" from the left side and 7/8" from the top.

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make the banner by gluing the banners onto 4" of twine.

make the banner by gluing the banners onto 4" of twine.

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Add foam squares to the back to pop up the banners.

Add foam squares to the back to pop up the banners.

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Position the banner in the upper right corner as shown, trim the twine as necessary.

Position the banner in the upper right corner as shown, trim the twine as necessary.

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Cut a card base 8" x 12" and score at 6".

Cut a card base 8" x 12" and score at 6".

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Adhere the card front to the card base.

Adhere the card front to the card base.

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Cut the top strip from North Pole.  Cut the bottom strip from Season's Greetings.  Alternatively, you could cut both strips from North Pole.  Trim to 7 1/4"

Cut the top strip from North Pole. Cut the bottom strip from Season's Greetings. Alternatively, you could cut both strips from North Pole. Trim to 7 1/4"

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Cut a rectangle 7 1/4 " x 5" from Candy Cane Wishes.  Notch bottom corners if you wish.  Glue to the inside of the card.  Adhere one of the strips along the top & the other in the middle.  (Con't)

Cut a rectangle 7 1/4 " x 5" from Candy Cane Wishes. Notch bottom corners if you wish. Glue to the inside of the card. Adhere one of the strips along the top & the other in the middle. (Con't)

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Select an ephemera card and glue to the right side as shown. Notch the edges or round the corners for visual interest.

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Now, embellish as you wish with flowers, greenery, ribbon etc.

Now, embellish as you wish with flowers, greenery, ribbon etc.

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Closeup detail.

Closeup detail.

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Closeup detail.

Closeup detail.

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Inside

Inside

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I currently design for Graphic 45, Creative Embellishments, Petaloo, & Cheery Lynn Designs. Tutorials on my blog:bit.ly/1Sem2J0. Follow me on Pinterest:bit.ly/1HhWvOx Thanks so much!

I currently design for Graphic 45, Creative Embellishments, Petaloo, & Cheery Lynn Designs. Tutorials on my blog:bit.ly/1Sem2J0. Follow me on Pinterest:bit.ly/1HhWvOx Thanks so much!

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