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Video: Shaped Christmas Cards

Oct 24, 2017 Clare Prezzia

I used to love making shaped cards, so when I saw the beautiful Fir Tree Infinity die set, I just knew I had to use them for that!

Watch the how-to below...

 

(If you are having problems viewing this video, please try watching it HERE in HD on You Tube)

I started by heat embossing the Holiday Florals Bold Prints background in White on green and red layering paper. Once heat set, I layered the two largest tree dies on the background, and die cut it. I also die cut a piece of dimensional foam to go behind the die cut.

A little bit of detail was added by coloring the backgrounds in with a slightly darker green and red marker.

Now, to create the actual shaped card, I die cut a piece of white and then green & red (for the back of the card) from the largest die. I then scored the top of the back pieces about 1.5” down, and added adhesive that scored off, pointed area of the die cut. Adhere the back and front, and this is what creates the card itself!

You can change how the card opens (top versus side) by simply scoring on the top or side. Make sure to give yourself a lot of room for the scored off area – you don’t want the recipient to be able to accidentally pull the card apart! ;)

With the card base ready, I adhered some woodgrain vellum to the front of the base and added some quick black paint splatters. I then topped the card with the die cut embossed trees from earlier, adhering them down with dimensional foam.

 

The sentiment, from Holiday Ornaments Stamp and Cut, was heat embossed in Gold and cut out in simple strips. I adhered that to the cards, along with some stars I had die cut using the Star Confetti die and glitter paper.

These little cards may seem quite the hassle, but I really enjoy the process, so it’s all fun for me. However, if you’re in a time pinch, you can easily streamline the card, by simply stamping the background with colored ink and skipping the heat embossing, or not bothering with the woodgrain vellum.

Thanks so much for stopping in today and God bless!

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22 Responses

Dixie Howell

Dixie Howell

July 10, 2018

Stunning!!! Thank You …

Marjorie DUMONTIER

Marjorie DUMONTIER

October 28, 2017

These are absolutely sweet and perfect for Holidays.

Lagene

Lagene

October 27, 2017

Awesome shaped card, THANKS for the video!

Hilda Bankston

Hilda Bankston

October 27, 2017

Beautiful!!! Love the trees. Look forward to making them.
Hilda Bankston

Pam

Pam

October 25, 2017

Very clever! Gotta do this!

AndreaH

AndreaH

October 25, 2017

Superb little video. Very detailed which is what I need lo. TFS. Xx

barbara lassiter

barbara lassiter

October 24, 2017

These are really pretty! I like the idea of using them as a tag for a package topper. I might use printed paper for that though! Thanks for the inspiration!

Leanne in Cali

Leanne in Cali

October 24, 2017

Great video and beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing your fun ideas!!

Beverly LoPinto

Beverly LoPinto

October 24, 2017

Love your cards. So clever and festive:-)

Cindylynn

Cindylynn

October 24, 2017

I love the attention to detail! Really cute Christmas cards.

Pat

Pat

October 24, 2017

Love your tree cards. The embossing was amazing on the colored cardstock. Thanks for sharing!

Barbara-Jean

Barbara-Jean

October 24, 2017

beautiful cards, thanks for the video!

Cheryl Cain

Cheryl Cain

October 24, 2017

I love this card, great idea. I’m also crazy about these dies, I’ve been looking for something like this for a long time, thank you Penny Black!!

Debbie P

Debbie P

October 24, 2017

I love the card.

Teresa Selby

Teresa Selby

October 24, 2017

Great Job with the trees. Never thought about having a card like that! Thanks for sharing.

Karen Hale

Karen Hale

October 24, 2017

Very cute cards. TFS!

MelissaF

MelissaF

October 24, 2017

LOVE these gorgeous tree cards, and that Bold Prints Background is one of my faves, thanks so much for the inspiration!

Henriëtte

Henriëtte

October 24, 2017

Love your Christmas tree cards. Great Idea to do it with kids also. Thanks you.

paperpicnic

paperpicnic

October 24, 2017

Stunning, Clare! The details on these wonderful cards are spectacular! LOVE them so much!

Karthikha Uday

Karthikha Uday

October 24, 2017

Wow! This is awesome!! Superb idea for shaped cards and these are beautiful!!

Cindy C.

Cindy C.

October 24, 2017

Adorable Christmas Tree shaped cards!!

Teresa Doyle

Teresa Doyle

October 24, 2017

Absolutely beautiful cards Clare, those tree dies are beautiful.

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