Quick and Easy Christmas Cards
The fastest way to make a stack of cards, is to simplify the design, and also make the cards flat and easy to mail. That way if you are in a time crunch you don't have to search for padded mailers or figure out extra postage costs.
Cut your 8 1/2" x 11" panel in half to give two 11" long by 4 1/4" wide pieces. Score the panels on the long side at 5 1/2" to make two top-folding 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" cards per sheet.
Authentique Spectrum Series heavy weight textured cardstock for my panels. The colors match the prints of the Colorful Christmas paper, plus the subtle design looks "rich" and pretty next to the printed paper.
You will need one sheet of the Colorful Christmas Eight paper, which contains 12 images, each measuring 4" x 3". You will also need the Colorful Christmas Bundle 6x6 Pad, or a few sheets of 12x12 paper.
Once you have your card folded, trim two plain cardstock (I used white) panels to 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" and line the inside of the cards. This will allow you to stamp or write a message on the inside of the card. This is only important if you have used a dark cardstock as your base.
Next, trim your textured cardstock to 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" and attach this panel to the front of the card. I used colors from the pad that matched each focal sentiment.
Use a border punch to trim the 1" x 12" scrap of cardstock. I used a scallop punch, but turned it upside down so the scallops are on the top. Cut the strip into 4 1/8" pieces. You will get two from each 12" long strip. Attach the punched border to the bottom edge of your printed paper.
Use some stickers from the Colorful Christmas Details 12x12 cardstock sticker sheet to decorate your box. I placed the sticker banner and the sticker tag onto brown cardstock and trimmed around the edges. I then attached the banner at the bottom of the clear box with foam adhesive. I added the tag to the ribbon, then topped the tag with a twine bow and a small snowflake button.
Thank you so much for looking!
Gloria Stengel: Scraps of Life
Supplies Used: Colorful Christmas Collection (one sheet of 12x12 Eight, Bundle 6x6 Paper Pad, Details stickers), Authentique Spectrum Series heavy weight textured cardstock
Additional Supplies: dark brown cardstock, ribbon, twine, enamel dots, pearls, scallop border punch, various adhesives, clear plastic card box