A Very Merry Christmas Card Tutorial


Graphic 45/Petaloo/Xyron Blog Hop: A Very Merry Christmas Card Tutorial

very-merry-christmas-card-tutorial-saint-nicholas-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-9Hello, 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

Check out How to A Very Merry Christmas St. Nicholas Gatefold Card by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.


A Peek at the Details

very-merry-christmas-card-tutorial-saint-nicholas-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-2Anyone who knows me is aware of the fact that I love birds.  So when I saw this sweet little bird gift tag in the Saint Nicholas collection, I just had to use it on this card.

very-merry-christmas-card-tutorial-saint-nicholas-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-5Staples 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.

very-merry-christmas-card-tutorial-saint-nicholas-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-7These bitty banner pieces made a festive topper for my sentiment panel.  Xyron’s 3″ sticker maker made quick work of matting this layer!


very-merry-christmas-card-tutorial-saint-nicholas-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-4Holiday Mix Canvas Briar Roses are the perfect match for my country plaid ribbon. Tucking in a pine pick with cones and berries gave it a real sweet woodland feel.

very-merry-christmas-card-tutorial-saint-nicholas-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-11Opening a gatefold card like this one is so much fun!  It is held closed with small magnets that are hidden behind the peppermint candy paper dots.  Clever, yes?

very-merry-christmas-card-tutorial-saint-nicholas-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-12This card is a regular party on paper!  I love all the little tags in this paper collection.  And do you suppose Santa has tucked a little treat inside that pocket?  I bet he has!

very-merry-christmas-card-tutorial-saint-nicholas-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-13I 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!

Now be sure to hop along on the Graphic 45, Xyron, and Petaloo Blogs all week long, and leave a comment on each one as each company is giving away some very nice prize packages!

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7 thoughts on “A Very Merry Christmas Card Tutorial

  1. Jenny L

    Hi Kathy,
    thank you for sharing that wonderful Tutorial of that gorgeous card.
    I love everything you have used to create this superb designed card.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  2. Judy B

    Another wonderful card with the gorgeous papers from Graphic 45, Petaloo flowers and Xyron adhesive to put it all together. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us.

  3. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, a gorgeous Merry Christmas, bright , beautiful texture, gorgeous accents. an fantastic bow…..can’t do better than that…..love it heaps.

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