If you want to make holiday cards this year but don’t have much time, here’s a super easy handmade Christmas card you can make assembly line style! See the steps below to learn how!
The sentiment is in the Suite Season stamp set (wood-mount 142206, clear-mount 142209) from Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Catalog. This is one of several stamp sets that are 25% off through the end of November.
You’ll want to see all the other stamp sets on sale this month that coordinate with the new Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372). Don’t you love how the faux stitching gives a finished look to the tag without needing to add a mat?
The background is embossed with the Pine Bough Embossing Folder (141831), which gives you instant background texture on the Garden Green layer. The card base is Cherry Cobbler, so you’ll have a traditional Christmas color scheme.
The bow is made with Cherry Cobbler Silky Taffeta Ribbon (141989). And you can add a special touch with the Mini Pinecones (141990), which are tied to the bow with Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine (141999).
Here are the steps for doing an assembly line process. First you’ll prepare all the pieces.
- Cut all of the cardstock: Cherry Cobbler 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Garden Green 4″ x 5-1/4″. You can cut the Very Vanilla 3-1/4″ square, which gives you some extra room to cut out the sentiment in case you don’t get it centered on the cardstock. Cut pieces of Very Vanilla 4″ x 5-1/4″ to add to the inside of the card as a liner you can write on.
- Emboss all of the Garden Green layers.
- Stamp the sentiment on all the Vanilla pieces. Use Stampin’ Write Markers in Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green to get the two-tone effect. If you want simpler, just ink the stamp with Cherry Cobbler Ink.
- Cut out all the sentiments. This is so easy with the Big Shot and Framelits.
- Tie all the bows, then tie the Mini Pinecones to the bows.
Now that you have all the pieces prepared, it’s easy to start assembling the cards.
- Score, fold, and crease all the Cherry Cobbler cardstock pieces in half.
- Adhere the embossed Garden Green backgrounds to the card fronts.
- Adhere the tags with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Adhere the bows and Pinecones with a piece of Tear & Tape Adhesive.
- Adhere the liners to the inside of the cards.
If you’ve never made cards in an assembly line process, you might be surprised at how calming it can be. And if you’re short on time, you can stop at the end of any one step, and come back to it later. It can really take the stress out of holiday cardmaking!
If you’re wondering about how to send these cards through the mail with those Mini Pinecones on them, check back for a post on mailing bulky cards–without going to the post office!
Gather your supplies and get ready to stamp! Make this super easy handmade Christmas card using the Assembly Line process to stay relaxed and have fun!