Mini-Tutorials – DIY Christmas Cards

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DIY: Christmas Cards 
October 21, 2014

Here are a few Christmas cards I made a few years ago.  All were cut on the Cricut Expression. 

Gingerbread House:

DIY: Gingerbread house Christmas Card

Card base and envelope – Recollections 5″ x 6 1/2″ White
Mat – Creative Imaginations – Danielle Johnson
Cricut “Wrap It Up” cartridge – Gingerbread house (pg. 28) at 5″
“Base” – Bazzil brown cardstock
“Shift” – Recollections – Brown (8 1/2″ x 11″ multi-pack)
“Layer” – Bazill White
“Layer-Shift” – Recollections Red ( 8 1/2″ x 11″ pack)

The snow is Flower Soft in Polar White and is applied at the top edge of the roof.

Gate & Wreath:

DIY: Decorative Gate Christmas Card

Finished Size: 4 1/4\” x 5 1/2\”
Card Base – Recollections Light Blue Shimmer Cardstock
Gate –
Cricut \”Ornamental Iron\” cartridge gate 1A (pg. 21) at 4 1/2\”
Bazill Basics – Black Tie

Wreath –
Cricut \”Trim the Tree\” cartridge at 1 1/2\”
\”Layer\” – Bazill Basics Green
Base – Bazill Basics Grenadine

Maple Leaf:

DIY: Glitter leaf stem Christmas Card
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Red Glitter Christmas Pick – Maple Leaf by Celebrate It
(measures approximately: 6 1/2\” x 6 1/2\”)
Card Base – Core\’dinations Gemstone – Jade cut to 6\” x 12\”
Sentiment – courtesy of
Printed on Recollections Cardstock – Kraft cut to 1 3/4\” x 2 3/4\”
Cricut \”George & Basics Shapes\” cartridge Rectangle 2 (pg.112) cut at 3 1/4\”
Red acrylic gemstone
I attached the glitter leaf to the card with hot glue.  The picks had 3 leaves per piece which I cut with a wire cutter.

Paper Crafts Magazine\’s website has lots of free sentiments and patterns you can download so check their site often for new additions. 


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