This is a simple card made with an image of chickadees cut from a used Christmas card, glued to a piece of metallic card stock that was black on one side and green on the other. I used pinking shears to create the edge on just the front, so that the black would show through.
This little wreath is actually a small image from the back of a used Christmas card, that was the perfect size for a gift tag. I didn’t glue the image to the red card stock, because I want to write the message inside. You can then reuse the tags another year by just replacing the card stock.
I went through and selected those that had any images or patterns that caught my eye. Larger shapes will make great cards, and smaller ones are perfect for tags.
This metallic card stock comes in multiple colours and is really festive. The gem tones are easy to match to most Christmas cards and are a great weight to work with (not to thick, but not to flimsy). A pack of 50 sheets is about $10 at Michael’s and will give you enough to make plenty of cards and tags all year round.
On this card, I cut a scene out with the scalloped pinking shears, and now I am lining it up on the metallic paper to size the card. I love framing this snowy winter scene with the dark midnight blue, and I know just the person I want to give this to.
The snowflake punch is great with the midnight blue and shimmering ivory white card stock. Punching the shape out of one coloured paper and layering it on a contrasting paper, creates an interesting more modern tag.
This dark paper is great, because you can take a metallic pen (like this gold one) and write personal messages and greetings on the cards and tags.
To finish the card off, I scored about 1/4″ in from the edge on one side of the midnight blue card stock, and then used a glue stick to adhere it to the white cardstock. Its a great little card for a gift, that took only 2 minutes to make, and was a lot of fun.
Making your own cards and tags is a simple and easy craft that you can even do with the kids to create their own tags for gifts (Just remember to use safety scissors! No one needs to go to the ER at this time of year.) The possibilities are endless with what you can do with the leftover cards, and what about birthday cards? thank you cards? get well soon cards? Get creative and have some fun with it!