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Home Made Holiday Card

Homemade Greeting Card

Homemade Holiday Card

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Homemade Greeting Card

Homemade Holiday Card

Another one of Dorthy’s amazing creations!  This card will be treasured by the recipient.  It would be a wonderful greeting card to mail to friends and family.  Whether giving a large or a small gift, the card will be the highlight.

Christmas Card supplies

Card base:   8 ½” x 5 ½” cardstock

Contrast:   1 – 3” x 5” cardstock

Contrast:    2 ¾” x 4 ¾” cardstock

Present:    1 – 1 ¼” x 1 ¼” and

      2 – 1” x 1 ¾” and

      3 – 1 ¼” x 1 ¼”

Inside paper:   5 ¼” x 4” (white)

     1 sheet vellum paper computer and printer to print out greeting

     12” metallic gold floss



Paper glue

Mini hole punch

2 mini brads


Superglue (opt)Homemade Greeting Card 1

Step 1    Cut out all pieces. Fold card body in half.

Glue presents on to contrast (2 ¾ x 4 ¾ ) placing them 5/8” up from bottom and centered (eyeball it!). Homemade Greeting Card 2Step #2  Thread needle with 2 strands of floss.

Step #3 Poke holes in the top and bottom of each present.

Step #4 –  Thread floss through with needle. Tie in a double knot at the top. Homemade Greeting Card 6

Step #5  Tie in a bow and trim ends to desired length.  Repeat for each present. If desired, place a small drop of superglue on the center of each bow so it will not come untied.Homemade Greeting Card 3

Step #6   Choose a font to print your greeting in. It needs to be about 3” in length. I used Curlz MT 36 bolded. Center the greeting on the page and type about 6 greetings leaving room in between to cut or tear. Print.  Homemade Greeting Card 4Step # 7   Cut apart and then tear to be about 1” wide.Homemade Greeting Card 5Step #8   Place vellum strip over the presents and center side-to-side and top-to-bottom. Hold in place and punch a hole on both sides.

Step #9    Place brads in holes. Fold excess vellum to the back and glue down.

Step #10  Glue to 3 x 5 cardstock centering on all sides.

Step #11   Glue to front of card centering once again.

Step #12  Glue white paper on the inside of the card to write your sentiment. If you used a light color for your Card base, you can skip this step. Homemade Greeting Card 7Tada!

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’ Shadow, 2013

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.

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  1. Rosey says:

    It’s classically elegant, I like it.

  2. Very cute and filled with love! Thanks for posting on The Four Seasons Blog Hop! Sandra from Scrumptilicious 4 You! Pinning!

  3. Lovely, The gol threads are a wonderful touch. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. ♥

  4. oops sorry gold not gol…giggle.

  5. I love making my own cards! Turned out really cute Hope to see you back over on Tuesday for another great party

  6. Pretty card. Thank you so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. We love having your join the fun.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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