December 20, 2012

Quick & Easy Holiday Mini Cards


Hi, it's Emily again for Graphics Fairy Crafts.  I found some really cute mini envelopes at the craft store last week.  They were $3.99 {before coupon} for a set of 20 envelopes, how much fun is that?  This week, I needed some cards for my fancier gifts, and decided to pull them out and make some quick cards using a few of Karen's images.



First off, gather your supplies.  I used 65lb. card stock, mini kraft envelopes {3.25" x 3.25"}, and scissors.  A bone folder is helpful, but optional.



I made this template in my graphics program.  It's optional, but helpful, and can be made in really any program, including Microsoft Word.  It's an 8.5" x 11" document with three boxes that are 6" wide by 3" tall ---- perfect for 3" x 3" cards ---- and I can use it over and over again.



Next, design your cards, utilizing the 3" x 3" area on the right side of each card.  Layer graphics and wording.  I used Karen's French wreath, her lovely deer, and pretty angels.  I used two fonts we recommended for your holiday crafts in this postLavandaria went well with the wreath, while I liked Metro Retro with the deer.  Rotate your image {like I did with the angels below} if you want the fold to be at the top of the card instead of the left side.  TIP:  if the font you select doesn't offer the "e" with the umlaut for Noel, two periods together work well.



I printed the cards out on card stock, cut them out, and folded in half....I love quick and simple!



Here are the cards with a few of Karen's holiday images.  You could also take these to the next level with glitter, ribbon, or other embellishments!









Happy Holidays!
Emily



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2 comments:

  1. THANK YOU!!! :) I've just made some cards - they're wonderful! :) I even made the envelopes too.

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    1. I'd love to see your cards ---- which images did you use? You made the envelopes, I'm jealous! I'm sure they're beautiful!

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