Mementoes In Time


Keep It Simple Card - 24 Days of Christmas

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 8:00 PM

I've been so busy with sorting out blog projects and other things, that I forgot that I really needed to get going on some personal Christmas cards. So here is a simple design that you can make quickly, which is also economical and can be made in production line fashion. By using things that you have lying around at this time of year, you don't have to go out and spend a lot on stamps and other craft equipment, which is another good thing in these difficult times!

To make a similar card you need:

  • A roll of gift wrap - which serves as an economical backing paper
  • Ribbon with Christmas wording - saves having to stamp or use stickers


You need a roll of gift wrap of your choice, I found this cute kraft paper in my local store. Choose a small sized, repeating pattern. If your pattern is too big, it won't look balanced on the card. Next, cut a square of wrap and some co-ordinating paper/card to layer this on. I've gone for a gold card and a brown/kraft card blank for my card.

Tip: As this paper was a bit thin, I mounted it onto a piece of card first and then layered it onto my co-ordinating card.

Next, I've cut a strip of cream card with scallop scissors and covered this with a strip of Christmas ribbon. I've finished this card with a simple button and a piece of gold cord. All done in under 10 minutes!


I hope you are enjoying our Christmas series of projects and giveaways. Please leave any comments or questions below and look out for our next Christmas project with a free template very soon!

Happy Crafting!

Categories: Card Projects, Project Tips and Notes, 2012 to 2013

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Reply Imy
4:45 AM on December 5, 2012 
Exactly! With money a bit tight for many of us at the moment, it is always nice to find a simple and economical project, that still looks really good. I always thought that there were such lovely wrapping papers available and it seemed a bit of a waste to just wrap a present in them!
Reply Marion
3:23 AM on December 5, 2012 
Very clever Imy! Just goes to show you don't have to spend alot to get a beautiful card.