Graphic 45/Petaloo/Xyron Blog Hop: A Very Merry Christmas Card Tutorial
Hello, G 45’ers! Oh what fun we are having this week as we hop, hop, hop with Graphic 45, Petaloo International and Xyron! Today, I have A Very Merry Christmas Card Tutorial to share with you. Let’s get started!
One of the holiday traditions I love the most is the giving and receiving of Christmas cards. When I was a girl, my mother used to hang them all around the door frames of our house and I loved to stand and stare at all those lovely images of snowy meadows, Jolly Santas, mischievous elves, and stately deer. So I guess it’s natural that I grew up to love the process of creating Christmas cards.
Adding a special fold to a card really takes it to the next level. This Very Merry Christmas card has a fun gatefold opening with a medallion front and a magnetic closure. The inside is filled with pockets, tags and all sorts of eye candy to delight the senses and stir the imagination. This type of card is a gift in and of itself. The inner pockets also provide a wonderful way to deliver a holiday gift card, tickets or cash gift.
It looks like a complicated card, but when you break it down into pieces, as I have in this Snapguide tutorial, it’s just a matter of following each simple step. Before you know it, you’ve created your very own keepsake style Christmas card. This easy to follow Snapguide tutorial will show you how.
A Very Merry Christmas Card Tutorial with Snapguide
A Peek at the Details
Staples Shabby Chic Door Pulls make a lovely nest, don’t you agree? Especially when filled with Spanish Moss, painted and glittered pine cones, miniature eggs, woodland “vines” and festive berries! I pulled apart Petaloo White Glitter Snowflake Picks and a Pine Pick with Cones and berries to “feather my nest.” A perky red Darjeeling poinsettia can be seen at the base of the door pull.
I had never worked with Xyron products before, so this was a real adventure for me. You know what? I really liked them! The adhesive is super strong, and the machines all worked beautifully. Yep, I ‘m a fan!
Let’s Go to the Hop!
Thanks for stopping by!
- 12×12 Saint Nicholas Paper Collection (Kris Kringle, Season’s Greetings)
- Saint Nicholas Banners
- Chipboard: St. Nicholas
- Pockets and Tags from St. Nicholas
- G45 Staples Shabby Chic Door Pull
- Xyron Mega Runner
- 1.5″ Sticker Maker by Xyron
- Petaloo Flowers:
- Bold Red Check Plaid Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon)
- Natural Burlap String