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Handmade Holiday Greeting Cards

By: Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
I have always loved to draw and paint but I didn't really throw myself into it until after I had my first son.  I wanted to be a stay at home mom and at the same time be able to decorate the new home we had just purchased. I taught myself how to use power tools and began to build furniture which I would paint and sometimes sell.  What was once a hobby became a new part-time career which I feel so blessed to be able to do.
Make one (or all!) of these greeting cards to share holiday sentiments with someone special. Get more DIY Christmas decoration ideas.
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Supplies

Mod Podge ® Collage Clay - Vanilla White
Item #25144
Mod Podge ® Collage Clay is a lightweight whipped clay available in 2 colors, Pink & White. Use to embed decorated Mod Mold embellishments to create fresh and fun decoden or kawaii projects. Dries permanent in 24 hours. Use on any surface.


Mod Podge ® Paper - Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11236
Mod Podge ® Paper is an acid free formula. It is non-tacky and perfect for paper crafts. Still quick-drying for multiple coat build up, Mod Podge ® Paper dries clear and holds tight. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase.


Mod Podge ® Glitter - Extreme Glitter, 8 oz.
Item #CS15066
Add extra sparkle to your next Mod Podge project! Build up multiple coats for glitter effect. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase.


Other Supplies
1/8” hole punch
½” flat brush
3 different coordinating papers
Blue and white baker’s twine
Burlap printed paper
Cardstock: Blue
Cardstock: Red
Cardstock: White
Craft glue
Craft knife
Cutting mat
Gold reflective paper
Green corrugated paper
Laser photo copied vintage Christmas cards
Liner brush
Pencil
Posterboard
Recollections Fa La La La Paper Pad
Red embroidery floss
Ruler
Scissors
Transfer paper

Instructions

Vintage Card

  1. Cut the blue cardstock down to 10” x 7”. Find the center and place the ruler on center line. Score with the craft knife by putting very little pressure on the knife as you glide it across the paper along the ruler. Fold card in half.
  2. Cut out the green corrugated paper to fit your card scheme. Mod Podge to the card. Apply a coat of Extreme Glitter to the corrugated piece.
  3. Cut out the elements from the copied card and Mod Podge them to the card.
  4. Add embellishments as shown here with red embroidery floss for the bow on the door decoration/ the hanger for the mistletoe.
  5. Add the Extreme Glitter to the Christmas balls to create a shimmer effect.
  6. Allow all to dry.

Gingerbread House Card

  1. Cut the red cardstock down to 10” x 7”.  Find the center and place the ruler on center line.  Score with the craft knife by putting very little pressure on the knife as you glide it across the paper along the ruler.  Fold card in half.
  2. Cut out around the icons and Mod Podge the gingerbread house, cookies, tree and “joy” to the poster board.  Allow to dry and then add a topcoat.  Cut out each shape
  3. Make holes with the  1/8” hole punch into the letters.  Cut a piece of baker’s twine and feed through holes as shown in photo.  Make it extra long to that you can adjust to fit in between the gingerbread cookies.
  4. Mod Podge the house and tree to card.  Using the star tip squeeze out collage clay along the roof top and the base of the tree and the house.
  5. Squeeze out two lines of stars from the collage clay along the bottom of the card.  Apply craft glue to the back of the gingerbread people and stick them in the collage clay and then press them into the card.  One of the cookies will also be onto top of the collage clay along the tree.
  6. Apply a very small line of collage clay stars along the right upper hand side of card.  Apply craft glue to the back of the cookies and then stick into the collage clay.  Allow all the collage clay to dry.
  7. Place the “JOY” onto the gingerbread men and measure the length of the twine.  Tie a knot in the twine where the twine hits the hands on opposite sides of the gingerbread men and then trim with scissors.

Ornaments Card

  1. Cut the white cardstock down to 10” x 7”. Find the center and place the ruler on center line. Score with the craft knife by putting very little pressure on the knife as you glide it across the paper along the ruler. Fold card in half.
  2. Cut a 5”x7” piece from the burlap paper and Mod Podge to the front. Allow to dry.
  3. Refer to patterns and cut out your three shapes. Using the craft knife and the ruler cut out three very then lines of the gold reflective paper. Mod Podge the thin strips as shown in photo. Mod Podge the ornaments to the bottom of each. Apply a topcoat of Mod Podge. Allow to dry and then add the Extreme Glitter to the ornaments.

Learn more about Mod Podge Home for the Holidays

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