Contemporary Christmas Card with Stylized Christmas Tree
Use nontraditional colors and a sleek Christmas tree to make this contemporary Christmas card.
- Card stock
- Patterned paper and die-cut tree (We used products from My Mind's Eye.)
- Die-cut letters (We used products from QuicKutz.)
- Ink, such as Fluid Chalk by Colorbox (We used Fluid Chalk by Colorbox)
- Trimmer; ruler
- Foam dots (We used Pop Dots.)
- Corner rounder
- Paper piercer or awl
- Circle cutter; scoring tool
- Computer/printer (for printing inside greeting)
- Note: If you do not have die-cut Christmas trees to use on your cards, you can easily make your own, (see pattern). You also can substitute letter stickers for die-cut letters and stamp or write the inside greeting instead of printing it on a computer.
How to Make It:
- Cut an 8-1/2x11-inch sheet of cardstock in half lengthwise to create card base (4-1/4x11 inches). Score and fold in half so card opens at bottom. Round corners and ink the edges.
- Cut a 4-1/4x2-inch strip of patterned paper. Ink strip and adhere across the bottom edge of the card.
- Use a circle cutter to cut a 4-inch circle from contrasting cardstock. Cut it in half (save the other half for another card). Ink the edges and adhere to the left-hand side of the card.
- Use a paper-piercing tool to make three small holes in the die-cut tree. Insert brads. Ink the edges of the tree and adhere to the front of the card using foam pop dots.
- Adhere "Joy" to the front of the card.
- Print or stamp a greeting for the inside of the card.