Christmas Card Workshop : Card 1 & Letter to Santa Contest Winners Announced!

Happy Monday, friends. Welcome to day 1 of this week’s Christmas Card Workshop! Pull up a craft table and follow along with me this week as I make 5 simple, fun Christmas cards to send to my family and friends.
Suggested Supplies to get you started::
Silhouette Portrait {perfect for the card maker!}
your favorite adhesive
{4} 4.25 x 5.5 card bases
holiday scrapbook paper

Today’s card sketch… 

To create today’s card…

Start with a 4.25″ x 5.5″ card base. Then, cut a strip of patterned paper that is 1.5″ x 5.5″ and adhere it to the center of the card front.

Next, open the 3d ribbon bow shape in Silhouette Studio and in the scale window resize it to 6.040″ x 2.765″. Then, cut it out of patterned paper or cardstock.

Assemble the bow by folding in each side and adhering it to the center. Then, take the center rectangle piece and wrap it around the front of the bow and adhere it on the back side.

Next, open the jewelry tag set in Silhouette studio and delete all but the Christmas tree tag. Then, resize it to .785″ x 2″. Once it is resized, ungroup the shape and cut the tag out of one cardstock color and the tree out of another. For dimension, add a pop dot to the back of the tree before adhering it to the bottom of the tag. Then, thread the tag with jute or twine and knot at the top.

Next, wrap the jute/twin around the bow and adhere the bow to the front of the card about 1.5″ from the top…

and you’re done!

A quick mailing tip for dimensional cards… I like to use a 3d envelope box as opposed to a regular envelope when mailing these cards. It does cost a bit extra, but totally worth it for the card to arrive in all it’s dimensional glory!

Shapes:
3d ribbon bow
jewelry tag set
             
** The winners of the Letter to Santa contest were announced Friday on Facebook. If you missed the announcement, you can see it on our page here. Congrats to Russell, Linda, Heidi!  {click on their name to view their letter} and a big, big, BIG thanks to all who entered. It was so fun to read all of your letters and there were so many great ones they had a hard time choosing just three! Don’t forget to give your letter and wishlist to the santa in your life so you can have a Silhouette Christmas too! :)

18 thoughts on “Christmas Card Workshop : Card 1 & Letter to Santa Contest Winners Announced!

  1. When are you announcing the winners of the Silhouette Letter to Santa Contest??

  2. I also thought today’s blog post might include the announcement that was suggested would be made on Friday in the Dear Santa letter contest guidelines/rules. Is it posted somewhere else?

  3. Carol says:

    Super cute! Love that bow!

  4. Unknown says:

    Congrats to all 3 winners of the letter to Santa contest… Yor letters brought a smile to my face this morning (even before my coffee, which is quite a feat)…

    Love the simple card today Jeana… It’s a great design if making multiples. Can’t wait to see more. Happy holidays Sil gang!!! XOXO, one of your biggest fans

  5. Janet says:

    Love the card! Creative, cute and easy to replicate.

    I can’t find the winning letters to Santa. Where are they listed?

    1. jeana says:

      Thanks Janet! Their names are linked to their letters so you can click, and read each one :)

  6. Lynda Lou says:

    Hi, thank you for your tutorials!! You do such amazing projects.

    Will you be doing a tutorial on a print and cut muti-photo christmas card? Just checking before I attempt to make one myself. Ill wait for the tutorial for ideas if you’re doing one.

    Thanks so much!

  7. Melissa says:

    Hi! I am stopping by from “Little Inspiration” blog, thank you for the fabulous giveaway and fun tutorials!

  8. Stopping by from Little Inspiration’s blog. Love your product!

  9. stopping by from Little Inspiration

  10. Tammie says:

    Fabulous Christmas card! Clean and simple and nice. Fast to make, love it. Thanks for the tutorial.

  11. brich2222 says:

    I want to start making cards like this soon!

    I am stopping by from Little Inspiration and just subscribed via email to you!

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  12. I love this card, it is very cute! Thanks for the awesome giveaway at Little Inspirations!

  13. Thanks for the fun card ideas! I like them, stopping by from “Little Inspiration” blog

  14. jintyoo7 says:

    How sweet and looks so easy :)

  15. thank you for this card I made four of them lickety split…

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