Is it too early to get a jump on looking for creative holiday card ideas? I don’t think so! Today I am going to show you a negative-space die technique that you can use to make cards to mail to your loved ones; and a bonus snowflake garland for you to keep for yourself!
Supplies needed for these creative holiday card ideas:
- Blank White Cards with Envelopes: A2 size
- Darice Craft Dies: 3 Snowflake Die Cut Shapes
- 12 x 12 White Glitter Cardstock Sheet
- Foam Mounting Adhesive Squares
- Red and White Baker’s Twine
- Rhinestone Stickers
- Christmas Patterned Paper
- Card Sentiment (stamp, hand-written or computer generated)
Trim your Christmas patterned paper into 4 1/4″ by 4 1/4″ squares.
Adhere to an A2 white card base centering top to bottom.
Trim white glitter cardstock into 4″ by 5″ rectangles.
With the cardstock glitter side up, position your snowflake die in the center (side to side) and slightly higher on the top. (This allows room at the bottom for the sentiment.) Hold your die in place using washi tape.
Run your die through your die cutting machine following the manufacturer directions.
Keep all pieces of the cut die shapes (even the center circle).
Attach foam mounting squares to the back side of the die cut rectangle. Adhere rectangle to the card base, centering the image.
Attach center circle to the middle of the snowflake using a trimmed mounting square.
Create a sentiment strip. I made mine using a black-filled text box with blank text (so the white background would show through) on my computer.
Trim and attach sentiment to card base, below the cut die shape.
Add rhinestone bling to glam that snowflake up!
Adding foam adhesive adds some fun dimension to your card:
Now that these creative holiday card ideas are complete, gather those leftover die-cut snowflakes!
Cut a length of bakers twine to desired length.
Cut the tips off of one of your snowflakes.
Attach your snowflakes to the twine by laying an (uncut) snowflake underneath the twine, and adhering a cut tip over the top of the twine, sandwiching it in.
Let that adhesive dry, and hang as cute home decor!
Two cute projects in one! Not too “flakey!”
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).