I had an additional class in November just for the holidays where we made notecard sized cards, tags and packaged them all up in a cute folder. Everyone made 3 sets--perfect for gifting. Each set contained: 1 folder (3 total), 4 different notecard sized cards with envelopes (12 total), and 6 tags (18 total). Because we were making so many things, my goal was to keep everything simple (and cute of course!). To do this, I used my favorite items from the holiday catalog--the Candy Cane Lane Suite and Cookie Cutter Christmas. We used just 3 classic ink pad colors--Real Red, Early Espresso and Soft Suede.
I wanted a cute folder to hold all of the cards and tags. This folder was made using Early Espresso cardstock, it was cut to 10 x 8 1/4". For the pockets, it was scored 2 1/2" along the 8 1/4" edge. Then it was scored at 4 3/4" and 5 1/4" along the 10" edge. This created a 1/2" thickness for the folder so that it could hold all of the cards and tags.
To assemble the folder:
- Fold on all of the score marks.
- Cut the 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangle from the middle of the pockets. It also helps to cut it at an angle to the fold lines so that the folder closes easily.
- Use Tear and Tape to seal the outer edges of the folder pockets.
- Use a notecard sized envelope for the tag pockets on the inside of the folder. Seal the envelope, then cut 2" from each edge. Notch a half circle from the front using the 1" circle punch. Then attach one to each pocket. These will hold 3 tags each.
Card #1: Sweet Season Card
This super fast and cute card featured the Candy Cane Lane designer paper with the gingerbread, mittens, trees and stars. It is cut into a 3" square, so no paper goes to waste--you can make 16 of these cards from one sheet. The sentiment is from the coordinating Candy Cane Christmas stamp set and cut using the 2" circle punch. The silver heart is from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.
Card #2: Gingerbread House Card
This was another simple card because the focus is the Candy Cane Lane designer paper again--the gingerbread houses are too cute. Silver metallic enamel shapes were used to decorate the houses. The only stamping is the sentiment on the heart. The Candy Cane Lane washi tape was used along the top border to add even more pizzazz. All of the 5 washi tape designs go well with this card.
Card #3: Gingerbread Cookie Card
The gingerbread cookie image is from the Cookie Cutter Christmas set and stamped in Soft Suede. It was punched using the coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. The bow and heart on the gingerbread were also made from this punch. The buttons on the cookie are silver metallic enamel shapes. The scalloped circles were cut using the 2 3/8" scallop (real red) and 2 1/2" scallop (crumb cake) from the Layering Circles Framelits. The candy mints were punched from the Candy Cane Lane designer paper. The sentiment is from the Tin of Tags stamp set (on sale this month for 25% off).
Card #4: Reindeer Card
The reindeer image is from the Cookie Cutter Christmas set and punched using the Cookie cutter builder punch. For the girl, the antlers were trimmed off. The red nose on the reindeer was made by punching the ends of the gingerbread feet and them trimming it down to the size of the nose. The sentiment is also from the Cookie Cutter Christmas set. After it was stamped, the whisper white was embossed using the Lucky Stars embossing folder. There are also tiny stars and dots stamped on the real red strip. This stamp is from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set.
The base for all of these tags was the Candy Cane Lane Designer Paper cut to 2 x 3". The tag tops were made using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. 8" cherry cobbler bakers twine was used for the string.
For the first set of 3 tags (front and back views), the images were from the Candy Cane Christmas set. The images were cut using the 1 1/4" circle punch. The framing circle was punched from Early Espresso cardstock using the 1 3/8" circle punch. On the back of the tag, the 1 1/2" circle punch was used to cut the circle.
For the 2nd set of 3 tags (front and back views), the sentiments are from Tin of Tags, Stitched with Cheer and Holly Jolly Greetings stamp sets. The circles on the front and back were cut using the 1 1/2" circle punch.
Here are all of the supplies used in class. For items that are available as a bundle, you will see both the bundle option (10% savings) and the items listed individually as they are available for purchase separately. If you'd like to place an order, click on the pictured product to jump immediately to my website and shop or from the top menu, click on SHOP NOW.