Instead of going to Hallmark this holiday season and picking up a manufactured Christmas card, you should make your own. Why? Because it's fun and it's much more personal. Just think of how special you'll make your family feel, especially the ones that live far away and will receive their adorable handmade Christmas card in the mail.
- Glitter hearts (from the craft store)
- 5 x 7 in plain cards
- Curved corner cut
- scrapbook paper
- mounting tape
Start by cutting your background scrapbook paper to fit the size of your 5 x 7 inch card (you can find plain cards at any craft store). Use a corner punch to curve the edges.
Use the pencils to outline a vague shape of the Christmas tree. Line up your hearts inside the space, mixing the colors (if any) for variety. Peel the backs off the hearts and adhere them to the paper.
Use scissors and cut the scrapbook paper to make the base for the Christmas tree. I layered a patterned paper on top of a solid red and glued them together. Then use mounting tape to place onto your card. The mounting tape creates a 3D effect that makes your card more visually interesting.
You can mix things up a little bit by switching colors and using any shape of your choice. For instance, if you can't find these exact hearts at the craft store, then you can get a paper punch for any shape like a flower or star and then use them on glitter paper. Use mounting tape beneath the shapes so that they make a statement.
You can enhance your card by adding ribbon as a decorative element.