If I were to tell you that you could make your own Christmas cards this year using this one as your sample, what would you say? Would you THINK that this card was too “hard” to make? Well, I am here to tell you, it’s NOT! Yes, it’s really pretty. Yes, it has a lot to look at. But hard? Nope.
Essentially, this is a shallow tunnel card – which I will show you how to do – with a small arrangement of die cut greenery – which I will show you how to make – and some tiny but wow details – which I will show you how to add. Ready?
Winter Candles and Circle Frame
- Cut the Winter Candles using red, pink and yellow cardstock.
- Apply the pink candle wax drippings to the top of the candles using glossy accents.
- Set the yellow flames aside to attach later.
- Use white cardstock to cut a 5.50″ x 5.25″ layer and the largest die in the Nested Circle set to cut the frame.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the white frame layer and attach it to the red candle circle.
- Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the red and white frame layers and attach them to the white card base.
- Cut small pieces of mounting tape, tuck them in behind the top portion of each candles and attach them to the card base. Note: I wanted the red frame to be flat to the surface of the card base but wanted the candles to be popped up to add dimension and interest.
- Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the flames and attach them right at the top of each candle.
- Cut two each of the smallest poinsettia section using red and green cardstock.
- Cut the tiny center flower sections using yellow cardstock.
- Place the green and red flower sections face down on the molding pad and form them using the small round stylus.
- Place them face up on the molding pad and push down in the center using the tiny tipped stylus to push the flower sections up.
- Offset and attach the the two red sections together using glossy accents.
- Offset and attach the green flower sections to the bottom of the red poinsettia sections
- Form the tiny yellow flower centers using the molding pad and tiny tipped stylus and attach them to the poinsettia center using glossy accents.
The Evergreen and Holly
- Use green cardstock to cut several sections of greenery and holly branches.
- Attach the four greenery branches to the bottom section of the candle circle using glossy accents.
- Set the poinsettia in the center of the four greenery sections and attach using glossy accents.
- Trim the four greenery sections to shorten and attach them to the top of the frame using glossy accents.
- Punch several red circles using a 1/8″ punch and attach them to the holly branches using glossy accents.
- Place the holly branches on the molding pad and form the leaves using the leaf tool.
- Tuck the holly branches under the poinsettia to fill in the arrangement and attach them using glossy accents.
- Tie a red multi loop bow using 1/4″ ribbon and attach it to the top greenery arrangement using several glue dots. Check out my multi loop bow video tutorial to see how I made my bow.
- Finish the card by applying yellow stickles to the flames to make them sparkle like fire.
OK! Are you ready to make your own Christmas cards now? Remember, this is just an example – you can take any or all of these elements and make your own card design. Don’t want to bother with the window? No worries! Too much foliage? Skip it! Not enough for you? Make a wreath! That’s the beauty of being able to make your own Christmas cards – you can do whatever you like!