Truth be told, I don’t really send a lot of Christmas cards. I have a few people in my life that I give a gift with a card, and a few friends who I mail cards to. But overall, it just doesn’t seem like enough people to justify buying a pack of cards. So a few years ago I started making my own cards. I like to keep it simple because this time of the year is stressful enough. I got the idea for these from a Boston Bloggers event I went too. Kate from DomestiKated Life showed us how to make gift tags with stripes made from double sided tape and glitter. I was playing around with the idea and I came up with this cute 3D card. It’s so versatile, you can make them in any color with any size/material ribbon. I chose green because I think it’s an underrated Holiday color. Red gets center stage, and it has Valentines Day too. I wanted to give green some attention. Here’s how I made mine…
Here is what you’ll need…
First, I put double sided tape where I wanted my stripes, and trimmed off the edges.
Then I sprinkle glitter on the tape and shake it off.
Next, I punched holes in between the tape.
Then I carefully treaded the ribbon into the holes. Note: be very careful, the holes will tear easily. I found cutting the ribbon into points and rolling it into a thin point worked for me… but you could also use smaller ribbon.
Tie the ribbon into a bow
Then you can put whatever you want on the inside. I used rubber stamps….
… and I added a red lip print stamp on the back for that Starlet touch.
Note: The bigger the ribbon, the harder it will be to put in the envelope. But I used a pretty big ribbon and mine fits fine.
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