Christmas Trio

Create these glorious cards to light up the mantelpiece in the holiday season.


What You Need:
Enlarge Image Hanging-Star Card
  • Spray adhesive
  • 4-1/4 x 5-inch rectangle of gold paper
  • 4-3/4 x 5-1/2-inch white card
  • Gold pigment ink
  • Star stamp
  • 4-1/4 x 4-3/4-inch rectangle of blue paper
  • Gold embossing powder
  • Heat gun
  • White crafts glue
  • 2-inch length of 1/8-inch-wide gold grosgrain ribbon
  • 8-inch length of 3/8-inch-wide gold wire-edge ribbon
  • Needle and sewing thread to match gold ribbon
Instructions:

1. Apply spray adhesive to the back of the gold paper. Center the gold paper on the white card.

2. Ink the stamp and apply it to the center of the navy blue paper.

3. Sprinkle the embossing powder and emboss the star using the heat gun.

4. Glue the 1/8-inch-wide ribbon from the top of the star to the top of the paper. Glue excess ribbon to the back.

5. Apply spray adhesive to the back of the navy blue paper; center it on the gold paper.

6. Form the 3/8-inch-wide ribbon into a small two-loop bow. Secure it in the center with a few stitches; glue the bow to the top of the star.

What You Need:
Enlarge Image Joy Card
  • Gold pigment ink
  • Joy stamp
  • 5 x 6-7/8-inch cream card
  • 4 1/2-inch lengths of 5/8-inch-wide wine satin ribbon
  • 9-inch length of 5/8-inch-wide gold wire-edge ribbon with wine edge
  • Gold ribbon star flower
  • Gold embossing powder
  • Heat gun
  • Needle and sewing thread to match gold ribbon
  • White crafts glue
Instructions:

1. Ink the stamp and apply it to the bottom of the card. Sprinkle embossing powder and emboss the letters using the heat gun.

2. Cut the ends of the wine satin ribbon at an angle and glue to the front of the card.

3. Form the gold ribbon into a small two-loop bow and secure it in the center with a few stitches.

4. Glue the bow to the wine ribbon, about one-third of the way down from the tip. Glue the ribbon flower to the center of the bow.

What You Need:
Enlarge Image Season's Greetings Card
  • Spray adhesive
  • 4 x 5-3/4-inch rectangle of gold paper
  • 5 x 6 7/8-inch cream card
  • Gold pigment ink
  • Season's Greetings stamp
  • 3-1/4 x 5-inch rectangle dark green paper
  • Gold embossing powder
  • Heat gun
  • 16-inch length of 3/8-inch-wide sheer cream ribbon
  • Needle and sewing thread to match sheer cream ribbon
  • White crafts glue
  • 2 cream ribbon flowers
  • 2 small cream sheer ribbon roses
Instructions:

1. Apply spray adhesive to the back of the gold paper and glue to the center of the card.

2. Ink the stamp and apply to the center of the green paper. Sprinkle the embossing powder and emboss the lettering using the heat gun.

3. Apply spray adhesive to the back of the green paper and glue to the center of the gold paper.

4. From the sheer ribbon, make a small four-loop bow; secure it in the center with a few stitches.

5. Glue the bow to the upper left corner of the card. Glue one ribbon flower and two small roses to the center of the bow; glue the remaining ribbon flower to the lower right corner of the card.

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