Blogmas Day 7: Christmas Cards 2017!

Happy Wednesday and welcome to Day 7 on my 12 days of Blogmas! I did a post like this last year but it’s a new year so I wanted to share what I did for this years Christmas Cards! If you haven’t read my post from last year or even my Halloween Treat bags this past Halloween I have this new tradition of making Christmas cards for my co-workers. By doing these Christmas Cards it shows my appreciation for my co-workers in the past year plus it gives me a chance to work on my hand lettering. Like I said in my Halloween Treat bag posts if you are one of my co-workers reading this post you get a little sneak peak of your Christmas Card so just warning you now and you are appreciated! That being all said let’s get right into it! Here are my Christmas Cards 2017!

Supplies

Paper Envelopes

I used about two packs since I had a bunch of people I was making cards for.

Washi Tape

I knew I wanted to do something along the lines of making a border around the card so when I found these washi tapes at Target I was so excited! I got a couple in the peppermint stripes and a couple of red glitter. These really give a new dimension to the cards!

Christmas Twine/String

Just like last year I brought back the Red and White Christmas Twine. I just love how the red and white goes well with the brown envelopes.

Stickers

These stickers bring everything together with cute Santa faces and ferns.

Other Items Needed

Other Items needed would be a pair of scissors, a pencil, a black pen, a black fine sharpie permanent marker, an eraser, and a pencil sharpener.

Now that we have all of our items, let’s get started making the cards!

The Card!

Make a borderline around the card with the washi tape. You can use any pattern you would like, use a mix or both tapes or just use one of the tapes. It’s all up to you!

Write “Merry Christmas” in pencil and when you are satisfied with it, ink it with the sharpie pen.

Write a note on the inside of the card with the black pen. I love the fine black pen because it makes it look cleaner.

The Envelope!

Use the pencil to write out the name of the person you are giving the card to. Get creative with the writing. When you are satisfied with it, ink it with the sharpie pen. One trick that I have learned is when I am tracing the letters with the sharpie pen I overdraw some loops and then color them in. It gives the lettering more dimension.

Put the card in the envelope and seal it with one of the stickers.

Putting It All Together!

Cut the string long enough to wrap around the envelope. You can do it one at a time but to save time I cut multiple at a time and then cut more when I run low.

Lay the string long ways and put the envelope face down on the string.

Cross the ends of the string and lay the string on the envelope facing up and down.

Flip the envelope over and tie the string in a bow.

And you are done!

Conclusion

And that’s it! I hope you enjoyed this post as I did putting it together! Do you make any handmade items during the holiday season? What kind of traditions do you take part of during the holidays? Let me know in the comments below as well as new ideas for blog posts, Christmas and non-Christmas I am always open to new ideas! Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday and I will see you tomorrow for more Christmas festivities!

Stay Merry!

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