Hey there, this is Tya (@tyasmith3) and I am here today to share with you my latest handmade card set. The holidays are here and it’s that time of year to get going on your Christmas card-making! I had so much fun creating this fun batch of cards using the beautiful Simple Vintage Dear Santa collection. You will be sure to impress your friends and loved ones when they receive fun cards like the ones I am sharing today! Let’s check out what I’ve made, shall we?
My first two cards are called a Z–fold card and there are many tutorials for this type of card online if you just search for one. This one is an extra-large one that has lots of real estate to decorate – yay! The card bases were made from some cream cardstock and then I decorated each of the cards with some of the awesome pattern papers from the collection, as well as some green and red papers from the Vintage Basics papers. The cards are then further decorated with lots of the different types of Ephemera from the collection. I added a button, some twine, a small metal clip, and a small sprig of holly berry spray to add some interest and texture to the cards.
Here is the card when it is all folded out. If you notice I created a little pocket on the far-right corner of the card - the perfect spot for some money or a gift card holder. These types of cards are super fun to leave out and display along with all of your Christmas décor!
These next cards are just some basic top–fold 4 x 6 cards. I love decorating these all up with more pattern papers, ephemera, and stickers! I also added some fun ribbons and buttons to the mix! These cards used a few of the cards from the 4x4 /2x2 Elements paper for the sentiments- love using these 4x4s on my cards!
My next 2 cards are Pop-Up cards that are 5x5 inches - so again, nice and big and super fun to decorate! Tutorials for this type of card can also be found by searching online. This time I added a fun little snowflake ornament to the card front and then layered some of the bigger cards in the Ephemera pack. The colors of this collection were so vibrant and I adored the vintage feel of the whole collection!
This is such a fun card type to make – as you can see, I decorated the inside of the card with a large black doily from my stash and then added some papers from the 12x12 Vintage Basics to decorate the inside. I then added a couple of the cut a parts found on the Journal Elements paper to a scored and folded piece of cardstock and then decorated it with some cute Santa labels from the Layered Bits and Pieces. Along the bottom edge of the cards is a little pocket made from some of the Ephemera Labels that hold a gift card. Who wouldn’t love to get a little pop–up surprise plus a gift card right!?!
These two beautiful cards measure 5x7 and are the perfect size to make a couple of shaker-style cards using 2 gorgeous Chipboard frames on the front! I simply added some of my favorite pattern papers, and some cute Christmas-y sequin mixes and added a little bit of my own bling with some twine, red jingle bells, holly berry sprigs, and some cute heart stickers from the foam sticker sheet. These added just the right touch to these already beautiful frames.
My last project is a card and a box! I made the base from some cardstock, scored it, and layered it up. The card front is made from more pattern papers, a card from the 4x6 Elements paper, and a chipboard sticker from the Decorative Brads. The big “Merry Christmas” is from the Bits and Pieces Ephemera. The box is held together with some pretty green ribbon and you simply tie it on the side to keep the box closed. I decorated the section by the ribbon closure with some buttons, bells, twine, and more holly berry spray. Love all the texture this added!
When you open the box, you can see that there is a space on the right to hold something cute like this fun door ornament that I decorated up with some stickers and a brad or maybe even a treat or a hot cocoa packet. The ornament gets tucked into the small pocket section on the right edge. On the left side, there is room for some handwritten Christmas greetings.
Well, as you can see, I had oodles of fun designing this bundle of cards. The Simple Vintage Dear Santa collection had exactly what I needed and created the exact vintage style look I was going for with these cards. I hope I have inspired you to grab this collection, gather up your favorite papers and embellishments, and make some holiday cards for your loved ones! Thank you for stopping by today! Happy crafting and Happy Holidays my friends!