Christmas In… January?

Hi everyone! Now that the holidays are over, and the new year has begun, I wanted to share a closer look at what I did for my Christmas cards this year. This year, I used a technique that I found online at Jennifer McGuire’s Youtube channel, if you have not seen her videos I highly recommend that you check them out, I’ve learned so much from watching her videos, and greatly appreciate them all!

My christmas cards this year were designed using my cricut cutting machine, I first designed a print and cut image, and then printed it multiple times on 80 lb cardstock with a laser printer. The secret is in the toner! Next I cut all of my printed images down to 4 x 5.25, so I could mat it onto a A2 sized card.

Once I had all my printed pieces cut and ready, I used silver foil from Heidi Swapp, and my minc mini tool to foil the snowflakes and sentiment on my card.

Below is my template that I created in cricut design space! I printed only the white portion of the card out, and used the tan as a background while i decided what I was going to do.

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After I foiled all my cards, I mounted each one onto foiled cardstock that i had cut into 4.25 x 5.5” pieces. I used scor tape to adhere each piece to the foiled paper since it is a strong adhesive, I did this process on my hour train ride into Boston for school one morning, killing to birds with one stone!

In the image below, you can really see the silver foil in the top portion of the card, the second image shows the foiled piece matted onto the foil cardstock

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This year, I wanted to do a photo christmas card, so I made sure when I created the template I saved space for an image in the middle between the “Merry christmas” and my sentiment below. The space was about 2.5 inches tall and I cut the image to be 5.25 inches across.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I did for my 2016 Christmas cards, and hope that it inspires you to make your own cards next year, or for a different holiday. It was a fun and pretty simple task! Thanks for joining me today!

xox Melanie L.

Heres my finished card, and supplies used are linked to my favorite retailers!

Scor Tape 1/4″

Silver Foil – Heidi Swapp

Mini Minc

AcMoore Gold Foil Cardstock (12 x 12 sheets)

Laser Printer

11 x 8.5 80lb white cardstock

Fiskar Wire Guide Trimmer

CVS photo printing (They were ready for pickup within 30 minutes of ordering online!)

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