See how to make this charming handmade farmhouse style Christmas card!
When I got the new Festive Farmhouse 6×6 Paper Pad from Rubbernecker, I flipped through the designs and something that struck me right away is that the patterns are all in the same soft color story of tans, greens and creams. This means that you can choose one decorative element and use it over almost every design in the pad and create many variations of this handmade farmhouse style Christmas card.
I have another card coming up to share with you to show you what I mean about being able to make a whole stack of just adorable cards like these using the gorgeous patterns as the backgrounds so watch for it to see a different variation. To this card today, I added in Rubbernecker’s Nested Deckle Rectangles, Large Garden Pots, Greenery #1 and Christmas Mini (star). The sentiment is from a retired Rubbernecker Mini Sayings clear set.
Scroll down to see the details for the making of this card, including that super cute texture loaded mini tree!
Card Base and Crimped Layer
- Cut an A2 sized card base and a 2.00″ x 4.25″ strip using green cardstock.
- Use white cardstock to cut a 1.75″ x 4.25″ strip of cardstock and run it through the straight crimper to add dimension and interest.
- Attach the white strip to the green strip using double stick tape.
- Apply double stick tape to the back of the strip and attach it to the card base.
The Cute Little Christmas Tree and Pot
- Cut the Large Garden Pot using white woodgrain cardstock and apply a light shade of Vintage Photo ink using a wet baby wipe.
- Hand cut a small triangle to use as the tree base. Pro Tip: Size the base for how large you want your completed tree to be for your project.
- Cut several sets of the Greenery #1 and trim off the individual branches from each section.
- Begin by attaching one branch to the top of the tree using glossy accents.
- Attach two branches just below the first branch.
- Add three branches to the base fort three rows.
- Add four branches for the next few rows and continue by adding additional branches to each row to cover the tree.
- Trim the bottom off the tree base to fit behind the pot.
- Attach the tree to the back of the pot using glossy accents.
Decorate the Tree and Pot
- Cut a length of gold string for the tree garland.
- Begin attaching the string by attaching it to top back of the tree using a glue dot.
- Continue wrapping the string around the tree and securing the sections in place on the back with glue dots.
- Use gold cardstock to cut the star and to punch out 1/8″ circles.
- Attach the star and circles to the tree using glossy accents.
- Cut a tiny white tag, stamp the sentiment using Versamark and heat emboss with gold embossing powder.
- Attach a few tiny greenery sections to the front of the pot using glossy accents.
- Make a small multi loop bow using the gold string and attach it to the green using glue dots.
- Tuck the tag under the greenery and attach using glossy accents. Pro Tip: I attached a small piece of mounting tape to the back of the tag so it would stand away from the pot.
- Finish by applying glossy accents to the back of the tree and a piece of mounting tape to the back of the pot and attach them to the strip.
Here are those items from Rubbernecker I used today – remember to come back soon to see another farmhouse style Christmas card I made using the same Paper Pad:
If you love this handmade farmhouse style Christmas card I recommend you go take a peek at all the patterns in the Festive Farmhouse Paper Pad and see how many of these you can make. There are times I love a “lather, rinse, repeat” card and this design is just perfect!
Love the potted tree you made to go with the beautiful papers!