Holiday cards can be so expensive!!! I happened to have some envelopes laying around so I figured why not just throw something together? I went to Michaels to browse their sales and sure enough (among many other things that my husband will be disapproving spending money on) I found a pack of Christmas Cardstock. Perfect.
I decided to go with square greeting cards this year since my envelopes were well, square. I measured out the paper and cut into a perfect square (I supposed I could have bought square paper but why make it easy on myself!) Next step is to score a line straight down the middle of the square (this will be where the cards fold) and then cut into two.
I went through all of my paper varieties and cut them up so that all the “base” cards were complete. I then measured out my stamp (width and height). I happen to have a “Merry Christmas” stamp and gold and brown ink that I have now used for the last three years (shhh don’t tell!) I figured as long as I change up the card style I am ok. Next step is to prep the greeting. I took 100lb cover paper (you can use regular white cardstock too) and cut it according to my stamp dimensions. I wanted a little space on the edges but not too much.
After I cut my squares, I measured again with my stamp and then began the stamping process.
Now, at first I was going to just adhere my greeting to my base card….but as I looked at it I thought it was missing a little “something.” So, I took some of the leftover red and green dotted cardstock and made a flat card to outline the greeting. Using permanent double stick tape (I swear this stuff works so great and is not messy or time consuming) I adhered the matte backing and then the entire greeting to the base card. Here are the finished products.
If you still want more feel free to add a little bow or green and red buttons. Cheers!