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Super Simple 3D Christmas Cards

Saturday, 20 December 2014  |  Vicky

Easy 3D star Christmas card and festive ornaments

If you’re making your own Christmas cards, the options for colourful, cheerful and quirky design are pretty much endless. But rather than sticking with flat images, why not branch out and go for something with a bit more depth? 3D cards might sound tricky and time-consuming, but they don’t have to be – in the last instalment of our Christmas card tutorials, we’re going to show you how to make something that will really stand out.

Festive scrapbook paper, card blanks and white thread

You Will Need:

Festive scrapbook paper

A Christmas-themed cookie cutter or shape template

Card blanks

A sewing machine or needle and thread

Sharp scissors

Glue

1. Start by choosing your shape, and your paper design. We went with a simple star, but you could use a Christmas tree, bauble, present, angel… anything that is vertically symmetrical will work.

Scrapbook paper shapes

2. Cut two copies of your shape out of the same sheet of paper. Using the glue, stick one onto the blank card.

3. Fold the other shape in half, then glue along the edge. Place it in the centre of the first shape, and allow the glue to dry.

Stitching the scrapbook paper shapes into place

4. Using the sewing machine or needle and thread, stitch a straight line along the fold, thoroughly securing the shape in place.

5. Finish your card off with extra pieces of scrapbook paper or washi tape.