We wrapping up with our handmade Christmas card series with some awesome cards from Emily Spahn.
I have friends who come from all different cultural and religious backgrounds. I wanted to create both cards that I could send to my friends that celebrate Christmas, as well as more “winter” themed cards that I could send to those friends that do not celebrate Christmas.
I used the same basic design for both of my starburst cards, creating the burst effect by simply drawing it out by hand, cutting out each section, and then using each as a template to cut my various patterned papers.
Because these cards used such a small amount of each patterned paper, I chose to use my From Me to You cardmaking pad, rather than cut up my large 12×12 sheets of paper.
I love how easily the colors in the cardmaking pad work for both the Christmas and Winter color schemes.
I simply added a single piece of Basics paper to the From Me to You papers to achieve the traditional Christmas color scheme of green and red.
I also included some ribbon to give the cards a little more texture. The American Crafts dimensional stars were the perfect center to my starbursts!
From Me to You Cardmaking Pad (732286)
Basics Leaf Chevron (751379)
American Crafts Peppermint Express Dimensional Stars (366110)
American Crafts Peppermint Express Ribbon Value Pack (366117)
Samantha T says
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Becca Sadler says
Cute winter themed cards that also don’t take a super long time to create! It would also be easier to create at least 3 at a time by just stacking different papers when making cuts.
So true! We love finding little tips and tricks that help us make more pretty projects at once – great suggestion!