Christmas Card: 2008
For the past 10 years or so, I’ve been making my Christmas cards. This is my 2008 edition! It’s pretty easy to make, and even if you don’t have an embossing machine like I used, don’t worry. There’s a low-cost alternative! And, of course, color choices are only suggestions!
What you’ll need:
- 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ ivory cardstock, plus some extra 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets in the same color
- gold metallic scrapbook paper
- chocolate brown scrapbook paper
- gold-edged, ivory, brown and robbin’s egg blue 1/4″ wide ribbon
- 2″ round paper punch
- 1 1/2″ round paper punch
- embossing machine and embossing folder OR a holiday paper punch, like this one, for example
- 1/4″ ribbon punch
- “Greetings of the Season” rubber stamp
- Memento Rich Chocolate ink pad
- double-sided tape
First punch out a 2″ circle of the gold metallic. Using the ribbon punch, punch a set of slots on each side of the metallic circle, close to the edge. Thread a 6 1/2″ length of ribbon through each set of slots. Bring the ribbon up through the first slot, down through the second, up through the third and down through the fourth. (This is the right side of the circle.)
Next, punch out a circle of ivory using the 1 1/2″ circle punch. Center the circle in your embossing folder and emboss. OR using a holiday punch, simply punch out the image in ivory, and then center the 1 1/2″ circle punch over it and punch.
Glue or tape the smaller circle over the larger.
Score and fold your cardstock.
Cut 2 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ strip of the chocolate brown scrapbook paper. Tape the ribbon/circles on the backside of this piece, placing the ribbon at its right edge. You might want to apply some tape to the back of the larger circle too. And then tape the entire piece to the left side of your card’s front, centering it equidistant from the top, bottom and left edges.
Finish off by stamping your greeting in the lower right-hand quadrant of the card, using the Memento Rich Chocolate ink pad.