How to Make a Handmade Christmas Card

by Marivic Clifton

Supplies

  • 1 8 x 11 cardstock
  • 1 Christmas scrapbook paper
  • Flowers from previous tutorial
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue stick
  • Foam tape (optional)
  • Holiday sticker
  • Downloaded vintage X-mas image
  • White cardstock to print image on
  • Glitter glue (optional)
  • Other embellishments you want to add
  • Coordinating ribbon
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    From previous tutorial, I am using the same technique in making these flowers. I am using velvet fabric in red. I used the 3.5 inch template and a 4.5 inch round template.

    Step 2

    You can use coordinating fabric. Velvet is very thick so i had to make a bigger flower (4.5 inch). It's totally up to you what size you want to use.

    Step 3

    I used brads for the centers of the flowers. You can use buttons or pearls.

    Step 4

    These are the. Supplies I want to use for this card.

    Step 5

    This is the cardstock I am using as a card. You can use any color you wish. But this is all I have. I also picked the paper I will use as background.

    Step 6

    I folded the card in half using bone folder. I like to use bone folder because it will give you a smooth fold. If you don't have one, use the backside or dull side of a butter knife.

    Step 7

    I cut a printed scrap holiday paper to use as a background. I used glue stick to glue to card.

    Step 8

    For the image I used, I searched on internet for "free vintage X-mas image". I printed on white cardstock with the right size I want. I used foam tape on the back of the image. This will add dimension

    Step 9

    I applied foam tape on the back of the image.

    Step 10

    You can use any embellishments you want. The flowers are in the corner. I used red glitter glue to add accent. A ribbon, sticker, and charm.

    Step 11

    This card is somewhat thick. It is best if you are sending this by mail to use a padded envelope. Or you can use a tissue to wrap it up with a bow. Have fun and be creative. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!!