Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas Card Tutorial

These are our Christmas cards this year, and as an added bit of Christmas cheer, I thought I'd share instructions on how to make them! The instructions and supplies below will make 12 cards. Merry Christmas!!


What you need:
  • 2 sheets Hambly Frosty Snowflakes overlay
  • 3 sheets snowflake patterned paper (I used a spotted plaid) 12x12 (any)
  • 6 black and white 4x6 photographs
  • 2 yards medium width ribbon
  • 12 of each small letter needed to spell "snow" (any letter types - brads, stickers, die cut will do)
  • 3 sheets (or more as needed) printer paper
What you do:
  • Cut each overlay into 6 panels measuring 4x6 inches.
  • Cut each sheet of patterned paper into 4 panels measuring 4x8 inches. (hint: cut a 4 inch swath across the bottom of the paper and trim it to 8 inches, then cut the remaining paper into thirds.)
  • Print your letter or greeting in a text box measuring 4x5.5 inches. (You should be able to fit four on a sheet of printer paper and cut them apart.)
  • Glue your letter to the patterned paper panel approximately 1/2 inch from the top.
  • Layer your photo and overlay panel on top of the letter, also 1/2 inch from the top of the card.


  • Punch two holes in the top of the layers, approximately 1 inch apart.
  • Thread 6 inches of ribbon through the holes as desired. Trim ends on the diagonal.
  • Adhere letters "SNOW" to the bottom of the card

These instructions make 12 cards and can easily be doubled or tripled for more! Cards fit into a business size (No. 10) envelope for mailing and do not require extra postage unless you used dimensional letters. As with all handmade cards, if you are unsure of the need for extra postage, ask your post office. I had mine hand canceled (which costs a little extra) to ensure they wouldn't get torn up in the mail and they arrived beautifully!

When the cards are all said and done, you will be left with 3 4x4 squares of snowflake paper. Use them to make a few gift tags or enclosures to spruce up your gifts this year!

2 comments:

Nathalia said...

that's very cute! thanks for sharing :)

Angie said...

You have no idea how glad I am that you posted this!!!! I did not know that there was a little note under the pic! I thought it was odd that there was no little Wickland update this year... *sigh*