This is the season to create holiday cheer. A Christmas card can help make the mood festive and it’s always a great Christmas gift idea. Consider these three-dimensional Christmas tree card creations.
How to Make a Three-Dimensional Christmas Tree Card
To begin making a three-dimensional Christmas tree card, gather the following materials: three Christmas cards with identical designs, scissors, double-sided sticky foam pads, a craft knife and a card envelope. Then, follow these instructions:
1. Choose the part of the card that you would like to have dimension.
2. Use one of the Christmas cards as a base.
3. Use another card to cut the large images from the card.
4. Affix the cut images over the actual images on the base card. Use double-sided sticky foam pads.
5. Cut smaller images from the other xmas cards and affix the images to the card with the sticky foam pads.
6. Place the card in the envelope and give to your favourite recipient.
How to Make a Three-Dimensional Globe Card
To begin this creation, gather the following materials: holiday patterned paper, white card stock and a three and three-fourth inch acetate circle. Follow these instructions after you gather the materials:
1. Mark the two-inch by four-inch holiday patterned paper one-fourth inch from the long ends. The two-inch by four-inch white card stock should also be marked in this same fashion.
2. From the pencil mark trim to the nearest corner. The trimming should take place on the short side’s opposing end.
Each piece of paper should be trimmed in this fashion. The longest side of the paper will become the base of the card after the trimming is complete.
3. Put the acetate circle behind the patterned paper on the shortest horizontal side. There should be an overhang of one-fourth inch of the patterned paper. The front of the card should be glued in place. The base of the card will be the patterned paper. The acetate circle is the globe.
4. Take the colored card stock and fold a one-half inch flap on the short side. While the acetate circle is in contact with the edge of the folded flap, the front of the card should be put on the front of the card stock’s card.
5. When cutting out the card stock, a flap should be at the top to match the globe’s shape. This portion will form the back of the card.
6. The front of the card should be aligned with the back before gluing them together. The acetate circle should overlap the flap slightly. The card should be opened vertically.
7. Take one of the white card stock pieces that has been trimmed and glue it to the patterned base. The bottom edge of the acetate circle should between the patterned base and the white card stock. The other white card stock piece should be glued to the bottom of the card’s back. This piece should be placed in a corresponding position.
8. The top of the globe should be traced on the white card stock. A curvy line should be drawn to mimic a layer of snow. The shape should be cut and traced onto another piece of card stock. This traced piece should be cut out also.
9. One of the snow cutouts should be glued to the top of the globe’s frontal view. The other one should be glued to the top of the globe inside the card. The card stock’s flaps will be hidden by the cutouts.
10. For a personal touch, add a photo of the recipient. This should be attached to the inside of the globe card to give a three-dimensional effect. The card should embellished with stamps, glitter and drawings.