Welcome to Frugal Tip Fridays! Today we have Stefani stopping by to give us a tutorial on how to make a few different kinds of our own handcrafted Christmas and Holiday Cards! Stefani is the owner of her own card company called Beach Greetings and we're so happy she's here! Check out these cards, they are even prettier than many high priced ones!
A gold paint marker, gold colored pencil or yellow colored pencil
Brown colored pencil
First, prepare your card stock. These are 'notecard' sized cards so simply fold your card stock in half and cut in the middle so that you have two 5.5 x 8 1/2 pieces.
Next, fold the half that you just cut in half again. Now you have your 'canvas' which should be positioned vertically.
Next, cut your first two pieces of yarn(3/4 inches in length), which will be the top part of the tree. The next two pieces (1/2 in.), will be the part that goes in towards the tree. The next two pieces(1 in.) will connect to those swinging out. The next two pieces(1/2 in.) swing in. The next two pieces(1 1/4 in.) swing out and the final piece(3 in.) is the longest with connects the last two pieces at the base. Use the image if you need a visual. Next, use the glue stick to apply your pieces to the card stock, starting from the top of the tree moving down. When your Christmas tree is finished, draw the base which is a simple square in brown colored pencil. You can shade it in to add a little bit of color and some dimensionality to the trunk. Then finally, draw the star at the top of the tree using your gold paint marker, yellow colored pencil or gold colored pencil. And you're done!
Recycled white card stock
black ink pen
Using a glue stick, paste your circles as shown on the example. Finally, using your black ink pen and a ruler, draw a straight line from the top of the card to the ornament to create the effect that they are hanging. Then write "Happy Holidays" on the last string and whola! You're done!
The final card, "Presents", features presents tied with ribbon. The shape of the card makes it resemble that of a present and makes it a little more intersting.
a small piece of ribbon
gold paint marker, not necessary, ribbon/string can be substituted
recycled white card stock.
This card will also begin with placing your note card horizontally. Begin by selecting your wrapping paper scraps. Use different wrapping paper for each present.
Cut your first present in the shape of a large square.(2in. X 2in) Cut your second present in the shape of a rectangle(2in. x 1/2 in.) and your third present in the shape of a smaller square (1 in. x 1 in.)