Check out another quick and easy handmade Christmas card inspired by one of my holiday card sketches!

Recently I shared one of my holiday card sketches and am now sharing all four of the projects I made using that one template as inspiration. Today I am using a classic little adornment of holiday greenery with a simple bow as the focal element. This is such a fabulous element to learn to make because you can pop it onto pretty much ANY card base set up and have a card that will make their jaws drop when they see it. Plus, once you know all my little tricks – here in the post! – you can make these decorations quickly and use them over and over

Let’s get started!

To make this card I used the Rubbernecker Ho Ho Ho 6×6 Paper Pad, Holly #2, Wreath Set and Greenery #1. I’ve mentioned that this Paper Pad is extremely popular so if you are following along in this little mini series and you are feeling inspired to try out all four cards, you might want to get your very own Ho Ho Ho Paper Pad NOW!

I used one of my holiday card sketches to create this quick and easy card accented with a single, darling winter foliage decoration.

Card Base

  • Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base.
  • Cut a 5.50″ x 4.25″ inch piece of designer paper and attach it to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Cut a 4.25″ x 2.00″ strip of white cardstock and a 4.25″ x 2.25″ red strip of cardstock and attach the strips together using ATG adhesive.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the red and white strip and attach it to the card base.

The Die Cut Winter Greens Arrangement

I loved the bright red, white and green colors of the background paper and was inspired by the holly and berry wreath at the top of the paper. The paper design and arrangement compliment each other perfectly.

  • Use green cardstock to cut the holly, greenery and berry branches.
  • Punch out several red 1/8″ circles and attach them to the berry branches using glossy accents.
  • Gently bend and form the holly leaves with your fingers to add a touch of dimension.
  • Begin creating the arrangement base by attaching the holly leaves to the white strip layered in a fan design using glossy accents.  
  • Attach the greenery branches to the holly using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the berry branches in between the holly and greenery and attach using glossy accents.
  • Finish by attaching a bright red multi loop bow.

Forgive the quality of the video. I recorded it 13 years ago and my camera wasn’t that great but it does show the steps to making a pretty multi loop bow.  
A simple but GORGEOUS handmade project made using one of my holiday card sketches as inspiration.

Here are the items I used today – remember, you can make a whole slew of these little bunches and then pop them onto just about any basic card and have something special.

 
2002 HO HO HO 6×6 Paperpack
[ RBB ]
5416-06D Holly #2 Die
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5217-03D Wreath Set Die
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
[ RBB ]
 

 
The Color Catalog by Sarah Renae Clark
[ SRH ]
Tsukineko – VersaFine Clair – Ink Pad…
[ SBC ]
New MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC ]
Scrapbook.com – Magic Mat – Standard…
[ SBC ]
Scrapbook.com – Magic Mat – Standard…
[ SBC ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
Amazon.com : Dahle 550 Professional…
[ AMZUS ]
Susan’s Garden Ultimate Tool Kit
[ SPL ]
Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Tape
[ RBB ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Amazon.com: 1000 Pieces Foam Sticky…
[ AMZUS ]
Amazon.com: Mini Foam Dots…
[ AMZUS ]
Amazon.com: Scotch 1/2-Inch by…
[ AMZUS ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Bonefolder
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ]
Amazon.com : Accent Opaque White 8.5”…
[ AMZUS ]
 

I am hoping that you are learning how to adapt holiday card sketches to make different cards from these posts. Let me know what you think and if this IS helpful, perhaps I can offer other variations on card sketches going forward!