How to Make a Classic Christmas Tree Card

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Christmas is all about the classics; santa, trees and stockings. So why not go the traditional route and have a go at this super easy classic Christmas tree card? Grab yourself some patterned paper and a stamp, and you’re good to go – if you want to change it up a little, use different patterns on different cards.

You Will Need Craft Essentials How to Make

1. Cut a rectangle of patterned Christmas paper that is 5 mm smaller than the dimensions of the blank card. Position centrally and glue in place.

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2. Cut a rectangle of white card that is 1.5 cm smaller than the dimensions of the patterned paper. Use the stamp and red ink to stamp the Christmas message. Allow to dry for a couple of minutes before continuing, to avoid smudging the ink. Position centrally on the card and glue in place.

Top Tip! When using stamps and ink, if possible, always do this element of the card making first as it is the most likely (but hopefully not!) process to go wrong. Test the stamp out first on a spare piece of paper. I use a piece of kitchen roll to wipe away any excess ink from the edges of the stamp – so that only the design is covered with ink – before I stamp on to the actual card.

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3. Enlarge a Christmas tree template to desired size and cut out. Draw around the template on to the reverse of the patterned paper and cut out. Position the tree centrally leaving space underneath for the bow. Glue in place.

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4. Make a bow from ribbon and stick underneath the Christmas tree.

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