Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Making Christmas Cards

More Christmas crafting!
Today I'm showing you how I made some super-easy
Christmas cards.

These are the materials needed:

scraps of paper (can be wrapping paper, craft paper,
metallic paper, textured paper, whatever you have--I used mostly
greens, but added a little glitzy gold, too)
glue stick (or whatever method you prefer)
blank card forms (or make your own from card stock)

Cut the paper randomly into triangle shapes. No pattern needed, just cut various sizes from your paper. Don't worry if not all the shapes are
perfect isosceles triangles;
have you never seen a tree that is a little lop-sided!?!
You can see from
the ruler that most of my bases are somewhere around 1 inch wide.

Now also cut some (not as many) much smaller triangles
(half-inch or smaller at the base).

Here are the "trees" laid out on the front of my card. As you can see,
they are not necessarily centered. I have simply overlapped one tree
on top of the next, varying the heights and sizes of the trees.

The above photo shows the trees glued down. (I guess they are fairly centered,
but that is definitely optional!)

Now to use up those little tiny trees...
I always like to put at least a little something inside the cards I make,
rather than leaving them blank.
So here I glued three little trees down in the corner.

As you can see, there is a lot of flexibility with these cards, and
a lot of room for your own personalization and creativity!


  1. I love these cards. This is a great project to keep on my to-do list with the kids. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I really like these cards - thank you for sharing. I am thinking we could use green images from old magazines. Warm wishes.

  3. This card is adorable! I am going to make some with my kids!

  4. Those are some sweet little cards! I think I'll try making these with my girls!

  5. Thanks for the wonderful comments! I'm glad people liked this idea.

  6. I am writing to request permission to reprint this adorable project on Craftown.com. We would of course give you full credit and will happily link back to your blog. Please let me know if this is acceptable. Thanks!

    Amanda Formaro
    Chief Editor - Craftown.com

  7. Those are so sweet! I love how they use up odd scraps of paper.

  8. I like the simplicity of this card. And I just love your "life is too short. . . " list. And I second each thought!