Easy and Elegant Christmas Cards Tutorial

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Have you sent your Christmas cards yet?  I have to admit – I have not.  Bad Greta, bad.  Well, I’m here to help.  You can make an absolutely awesome handmade Christmas card quickly and easily, and get them sent out just as quick!
 

Easy and Elegant Christmas Card Tutorial

 

Supplies needed

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Green Cardstock.  For this project, I used a green glitter paper, a pearlescent green paper, and a plain green paper.  

Base Card.  I’m using an ivory panel flat card.  I think they look elegant and I got a really good deal on them!

Metallic gold ink pad or paint pen {optional}

Adhesive.  I like to use dry adhesive or double stick tape.  

Paper Cutter
Scissors

To Make

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Cut a 3 ½ inch strip of each of your cardstocks.  With your scissors or paper cutter, cut the end of the paper strip at an angle.  

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Line up the point on your paper cutter, so that when cutting the paper, it will cut the paper at an angle.  I find the easiest way to do this is to flip the strip of paper over with each cut.  

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Cut your entire strip of paper.  Alternating angles and flipping your paper over so that you get several obtuse triangles.  

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Repeat for each strip of paper, so that you have several triangles of each type of paper.   

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Choose three of your triangles and lay them out for your card.  Play with the layout until you get a look you like.  I really thought that I'd love the glitter cardstock for the front tree, but I didn't!
 

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Apply adhesive to the back of the triangles.  Stick them down to your card.  

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You’re finished!  

I have made tons of these cards.  There have been many times I’ve used one type of cardstock for all three trees.  If I use a plain color cardstock, I like to edge the trees in gold.  Sometimes I edge all of the trees, sometimes I only edge one of the trees.  Sometimes, I also edge the card in gold.  That’s also entirely optional.  

Time: About 5-8 minutes to make one.  If you're making many cards, the steps actually lend themselves to production line work and the time could easily be cut to about 2 min per card.

Investment: The paper I purchased was between $0.60 and $1 per sheet.  I got 250 cards for about $10.  Soo, less than $15, including the adhesive.  As always, the more items you have on hand, the cost goes down.

Cost per card:  About $0.15
 

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