I know the holidays are still a good amount away but now is the perfect time to get a head start on making your DIY holiday cards! And what better way to start than with these versatile woodland themed DIY holiday cards? They’re easy to make and pretty much only require one embossing folder, some scrapbooking paper, and my free printable templates. Let’s get started!
- Darice® Birch Tree Bark Embossing Folder.
- Embossing Machine
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz® Nostalgic Collection™ Paper Pack.
- Core’dinations Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy Combo Pack.
- Set of White Cards and Envelopes
- Tombow Tape Runner.
- “Woodland Holiday Cards” Free Printable. < click to print
Step One. Use an embossing machine and the birch tree bark folder to emboss the background design onto the Core’dinations paper. Use the Sand It Set to distress the embossed trees and wipe away the sanding residue. Just a hint, don’t go too crazy with the sandpaper! You can see where I was a little bit too ambitious in the picture below.
Step Two a. If you’re making the bird card, use the templates found on the “Woodland DIY Holiday Cards” free printable to cut out the two small birds. Use a 1/8 hole punch and sharp scissors (I love the Cutter Bee Scissors!) to add detail. Adhere both birds in place with the tape runner.
Step Two b. If you want to make the wreath card, use the templates to cut both the wreath and bow parts out of the scrapbook paper. Use a craft knife to add the extra leaf details. Fold the bow parts in place and secure with a thin strip of matching paper and tape. Cut away the branch to “hang” the wreath on and tape all paper accents in place.Step Three. Cut a slightly larger background piece of matching paper and tape everything in place on a blank card. Choose a sentiment from the free printable, tape in place, and you’re all done!