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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Quick, Inexpensive Christmas Card and Invitation Idea

Here's a way to easily transform cheap store-bought Christmas cards into pretty Christmas cards or invitations.

Easy Christmas Cards

You'll need: A box of plain, store-bought Christmas cards (I paid $1.74 for 18 cards), Glittery glue, ribbon and a Cropadile.

Step 1: Open up all the cards and stack them face up.

Step 2: Punch two holes on the top of each card.

Step 3: Apply Glittery Glue to the item you want to highlight (I did the star).

Step 4: Cut ribbons to desired length, thread through holes and tie bow.

Invitations

To make an elegant and easy invitation, follow steps above except after step 1, cut the back flap off the cards (so it's like a postcard). And, after step 2, measure your card. Using your word processor program design text for back of card. Print. Then, continue with steps 3 and 4. I made 150 of these babies for our church Christmas party. They were a lot easier than the 2 layer invites with a punched border that I made last year.

15 comments:

Kim H. said...

Neat-o! My SIL did tree cards one year and added sequins to the tree! They looked really cool!

pescbrico said...

What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing with us!

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

This is a great idea. I've really procrastinated and now need to do some quickly. Thanks.

Alison Gibbs said...

Fabulous idea. Thanks fro sharing it.
Alison

Kelly AKA Emmiestamps said...

Great idea thanks so much for sharing with us!

Brigitte said...

Heyy very clever idea Heather !! also...nice to recycle the old one...just cut the front part...and do nearly the same for....next year cards huh ?? :)

Renee said...

very cool idea! Thanks!

Julie said...

Great idea to dress these up!

Tami said...

I so need this idea! Thanks for sharing a great way to cheat a bit and make beautiful cards. I'm on it :)

Linda Duke said...

Great card!!! and idea ;-)

Heather said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog...I love discovering new blogs and having new reading material. You have the cutest blog here. I love your cookie sheet advent calendar and the idea for the folded christmas tree card...that will be a perfect activity for my kids. Thanks for the inspiration.

Scrapping Donna said...

This is a great idea!!

Donna

Marieke Vermeulen said...

BEAUTIFUL card!!

xxxMarieke

Eleanor said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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