Christmas Cards

How to Make Mass Produced Christmas Cards at Home

I find handmade Christmas cards to be the best way to pass on some holiday cheer to family and friends. Getting them done in advance makes it easy for me to fully enjoy the season. And my favorite trick to get this checked off my list is mass producing one design. The card set from Die Cuts With A View is a great starting point because it already comes with envelopes.

Made by:  Grace Tolman
Time:  Approximately 1 hour (to make 12 cards)
Size:  Each Card is 4" x 6"

Here's what you need:

  • Glue Dots® Mini Dots™
  • Glue Dots® Craft Dots™
  • Card- A7 Embossed Ivory Cards with envelopes, Die Cuts with a View
  • Pattern papers- Luxe Lodge, Die Cuts with a View
  • Cardstock- (Flipside, Jewel Toned Textured) Die Cuts With a View
  • Stamps- Holiday Expressions, Inkadinkado
  • Ink- Vintage, Mix’d Media Inx, ColorBox
  • Liquid Pearls- White Opal, Ranger
  • Copper Embossing Powder
  • Die cut- Double Pierced Circle Die, Avery Elle
  • Scissors

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Here's what you do:

Cut the maroon pattern paper into 4" x 6" panels. (You will need 2 sheets of 12" x 12" to complete all 12 cards) Set aside.

With the circle die cut, create the green round frame that goes around the sentiment piece. Cut about 13 and set aside. I like to cut one or two more extras in case I make a mistake during the assembly line.

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With the die cut machine and dies still on your table, cut out the circle piece for the sentiment. Make at least 13 and set aside.

Cut 6 1 ½" x 12" strips from green plaid paper. Tear the corners for a subtle effect. Set aside

Lay the green round frames onto a mat or movable surface. Add some liquid pearls on all of the frames. Move the mat out of your way to let the liquid pearls dry.

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Heat emboss the sentiment onto the yellow round piece. Set aside.

Add some yellow tint over the embossed front panel of the cards with ink pad and a blending tool.

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Hand cut some leaves from pattern paper and set aside.

Once your liquid pearls are dry, you can now assemble the cards.

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Adhere the maroon panel onto the center of the card using Craft Dots.

Add the strip of green plaid paper on the bottom, again with more Craft Dots. Trim off excess.

Add the round green frame onto the center of the card using Mini Dots adhesive.

Place Craft Dots on the back of the sentiment panel and adhere it to the center of the green frame.

Add the hand cut leaves on the top right and bottom left of the green frame with Mini Dots.

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~Grace

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