Make your own Christmas Cards with Papercut this Christmas

Hi everyone, it's Audrey, and I'm so excited to be back on the Sizzix blog to share a little Christmas Joy with you today with this sweet holiday card featuring new die-cutting templates from the Tim Holtz Chapter 3 release.

Christmas card making is one of the best part of the holidays. Using a die cutting set, or machine will ensure your cards look professional, whilst having fun. There’s nothing better than a personalised Christmas card, and this holiday craft really allows you to create a Xmas card to be proud of.

Make your own Christmas Cards with Papercut this Christmas

I am a sucker for Santa Claus images, and this new guy from the Papercut Christmas #1 die set has truly stolen my heart with his retro vibe. I think his mid-century modern 50's feel works perfectly with the geometric shapes of the Triangles Stacked Tiles set. 

There are so many fun things you can do with simple shapes like these. Right away, I saw Christmas trees, and a banner is always a great idea for triangle shapes, as well. I've got the full step-by-step tutorial to share, so let's take a closer look.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Sizzix Big Shot Machine with Standard Platform (660200)
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Papercut Christmas #1 Colorize by Tim Holtz- 8 PK (664744)
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Stacked Tiles, Triangles by Tim Holtz- 25 PK (664748)
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Falling Stars by Tim Holtz- 4 PK (664732)
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Alphanumeric Tiny Type Upper by Tim Holtz- 133 PK (664406)
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Snowman Scene by Tim Holtz- 10 PK (662422)
Ranger Watercolor Cardstock
Distress Kraft Stock Cardstock
Stamper's Anonymous Sparkles & Christmas Stamp Set
Ranger Distress Ink: Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Barn Door, Candied Apple, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy
Ranger Distress Spray Stain: Tarnished Brass
Ranger Artist Brushes
Ranger Distress Sprayer
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
Thread

Make your own Christmas Cards with Papercut this Christmas

To begin, die cut the Papercut Christmas #1 pieces from sanded Distress Kraft Stock colored cardstock and watercolor cardstock, as indicated on the color instructions on the back of each die.

Watercolor the face piece with Tattered Rose Distress Ink. Watercolor the nose with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. Edge all of the die cut pieces with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink using a mini ink blending tool before assembling and gluing the pieces together. 

Add gold highlights to the belt buckle using a paintbrush dipped into Tarnished Brass Distress Spray Stain.

Make your own Christmas Cards with Papercut this Christmas

Cut a 4" x 5.25" piece of watercolor cardstock. Lightly ink the paper with Antique Linen Distress Ink using a mini ink blending tool. 

Ink up the Christmas background stamp with a mixture of Barn Door and Candied Apple Distress Inks. Spray the stamp lightly with water using a Distress Sprayer. 

Press the inked side of the cardstock down onto the stamp. Spray the paper with water from the Distress Sprayer, and blog it dry with a clean paper towel. 

Repeat the process with spraying water and blotting until you achieve the color you desire. 

Flick droplets of Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink over the background using a paintbrush. Ink the edges of the paper with Brushed Corduroy ink. 

Adhere the panel to a 4.25" x 5.5" piece of green Distress cardstock. Machine stitch around the edges, if desired. Add panel to an A2 card base.

Make your own Christmas Cards with Papercut this Christmas

Die cut triangles from sanded Distress cardstock using two colors of green cardstock and the three smallest die shapes. 

Die cut the snowy border from the Snowman Scene die set from watercolor cardstock. Cut off the trees from the border using scissors. Ink all of the die cut pieces with Brushed Corduroy ink.

Make your own Christmas Cards with Papercut this Christmas

Adhere the snowy border across the bottom of the card. Add foam adhesive to the back of the Santa, and adhere him to the left side of the card. 

Create pine trees by stacking the triangles shapes with foam adhesive between the layers. Cut small strips of brown cardstock to adhere behind the trees as stems. Adhere one tree behind the snowbank on the bottom of the card. 

Adhere the other trees in Santa's hands.

Make your own Christmas Cards with Papercut this Christmas

Die cut three of the smallest triangle shapes from the green cardstock. Die cut the letters J O Y from watercolor cardstock. 

Edge all the die cut pieces with Brushed Corduroy ink. Add small dots of glue in the corners of the center triangle, and attach the three shapes together. Glue a long piece of brown thread behind the banner. 

Adhere the letters to the center of each triangle. Adhere the banner to the Santa using foam adhesive. 

Add small dots of glue to his hands, and attach the thread, trimming off the ends of the thread as necessary. Tie two small bows from additional thread, and glue them to the ends of the string.

Make your own Christmas Cards with Papercut this Christmas

Die cut the two smallest stars from the Falling Stars die set from sanded Distress Cardstock. Adhere the two together with foam adhesive, and then glue the star to the top of the largest tree.

Make your own Christmas Cards with Papercut this Christmas

Ho Ho Ho!

So there you have it, a christmas card fit for any mantlepiece. Christmas crafts are a great way to spend time with family and friends. With this tutorial, you can even prepare the die cut pieces before and provide all the elements to let everyone diy Christmas cards.

Nothing says Merry Christmas like a handmade Christmas card. Let us know how you get on!

Thanks for stopping by!