Blogmas: Homemade Cards (22)

Monday, December 22, 2014


I'm back, and welcome to Day 22 of Blogmas! ONLY 3 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS! If you want to see a running list of my Blogmas posts, you can check them out here. (:

Done with my Fall semester of my sophomore year at college and I'm looking forward to this holiday break! :D I'm in quite the festive mood so I thought, why not make some homemade cards? I think they can add a personal touch to any gift and they're super simple to make!


This year I decided to go with a bit of a theme of silhouettes. I wanted to try to make them look nicer by giving them a cleaner, simpler look. Don't be fooled: they are super simple to make. (; So, if you want to give homemade cards a shot this year and you like this style, read on to see how I made them!



Materials:

  • Construction paper (any color works, I just chose red and green for the season)
  • White paper (could be regular printer paper or a thicker cardstock)
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ruler (optional)


Directions:


1) First, you want to cut your cards to the shape you want from your construction paper. I chose to do them vertically, so they open up. To do this I folded the sheet in half horizontally, then fold it in half again vertically. Then, open it up and cut it down the middle. You should get two vertical cards, like the picture below.





2) Next, you want to repeat step 1, but with the white printer paper, or cardstock. This time, however, when you get two cards, you want to cut those as well so you get four single pieces of paper, like below. Set these aside, you won't need them until later.




3) Now get a clean sheet of printer paper, or cardstock, and place one of your construction paper cards on top of it. Trace around the construction paper card, and then cut out what you traced. It should be about the same size as your card.



4) Now the fun part, choosing what you want to put on the front! I decided to go simple and just do a Christmas tree, but you can choose whatever you want. (: After you decide what design you want, draw it on the piece of paper you just cut out. You don't have to draw all the details, just the outline, because it's a silhouette! But you can add details if you want, like the candy cane and the ornaments I did in the first picture.



5) The last step is probably the easiest: cut and paste! Cut out the silhouette, but do it from the inside out so it's like there's a hole in the paper in the shape that you chose. You can cut that piece of paper a little smaller so your drawing is in the middle. Then, glue it on to the front of your card and glue the printer paper you first cut out inside, so you can write a message. And WALLAH!


Holiday Comment Challenge #22: 

Do you prefer homemade cards or store bought? Will you be trying out this style? If so, I'd love to see the results! (:


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  1. Thanks for the follow on Twitter, dear! I like finding fellow bloggers.
    I don't celebrate christmas, but it's always nice to see how people get creative and make their own person touch in decorations and gifts.
    Shall we follow each other on Bloglovin as well? I would love to.

    Lu | http://www.balgarka.co.uk

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    1. It's no problem and thanks! (:

      Followed!

      Lots of Love,
      Manpreet

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