For this Christmas symbols card, the images shouldn't be too small or too big. That way, anyone can recognize them after you have cut the paper into strips.
Hence, picking out the cardstock paper with Christmas symbols to use for the holiday card is an adventure.
Suitably, the cardstock here contains enough holiday figures to make an awesome Christmas card. They include socks, ornaments, candy cane, plus gingerbread man and woman.
What other symbols do you see here? Better yet, what symbols will you use on your own holiday card? Have fun with the hunt.
First 8.5” x 11” Christmas symbols cardstock paper
Second 8.5” x 11” Christmas symbols cardstock paper
Cardinal red 8.5” x 11” crisscross textured cardstock paper
White 8.5” x 11” cardstock paper
Black ink pad
Red ink pad
Sliding paper trimmer
Circle cutter (hole cutter)
Score the cardinal red cardstock 2.75” from the left and 2.75” from the right. Then fold to transforms the cardstock into a 8.5” x 5.5” double door card that opens from the middle.
Using the first Christmas symbols cardstock, cut out a 7.75” x 2” strip.
Using the second Christmas symbols cardstock, cut out another 7.75” x 2” strip.
Place the first strip on the cutting mat such that the center of the long side (right side) of the strip is ⅜” from the center of the cutting circle. Then cut out the circular segment with a 3” diameter circle.
Place the second st strip on the cutting mat such that the center of the long side (left side) of the strip is ⅜” from the center of the cutting circle. Then cut out the circular segment with a 3” diameter circle.
Glue the left symbols cardstock strip to the left door of the holiday card. Such that the strip is in the middle of the door. This means the edges of the strip would be ⅜” from all edges of the red door
Glue the right symbols cardstock strip to the right door of the Christmas card. Just like the left strip above, place this right strip in the middle of the right door.
On the white cardstock paper, use the rubber stamp and black ink pad to create a wreath.
Use the rubber stamp and red ink pad to create the round “joy” in the middle of the wreath.
Use colored pencils to color the leaves of the wreath. I used two shades of green here to add contrast.
Place the white cardstock paper on the cutting mat. Then use the circle cutter to cut out a 2.25” diameter circle with the wreath in the middle of the circle.
Using glue only on left half of the this 2.25” diameter circle, glue this left half of the circle to the left door of the Christmas card. And the card is done.
That was easy. Right? Great. Now put down something nice inside the holiday card and you’re done.
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