Shaped Christmas Cards with Leica Palma
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Shaped Christmas Cards Made Easy!

Hey there, crafty friends! It’s Leica here, and today I want to share three unique Christmas card ideas with you. These cards are different from the usual rectangular shape. Spellbinders has a great variety of shape dies, and the largest die from any set works perfectly as a card panel. Plus, they fit nicely inside an A2-sized envelope!

Shaped Christmas Cards with Leica Palma

For all three cards, I used the largest dies from each set. I cut the bigger shape out of colored cardstock and the smaller one out of white cardstock. To add some texture, I ran all the white panels through a die-cut machine using the Vintage Ornaments 3D Embossing Folder. As for the card base, I simply cut a piece of white cardstock using the larger die, scored and folded it at the 0.75-inch mark, and glued the tab onto the card panel. By the way, Spellbinders has fantastic colored cardstock, so I used their cardstock for all my cards.

Let’s talk about the first card! I used the Essential Stylish Ovals set. From Santa’s Here Etched Dies, I cut out the pieces and assembled them with liquid glue. Santa is the star of the card, looking adorable with his brown bag full of gifts and a bell in his left hand. To add a festive message, I used the Christmas Die & Glimmer Sentiments Hot Foil Plate and Die Set. It’s a great combination of glimmer and die cut, which gives a special touch to my card. To add a touch of sparkle, I scattered some Gold Mix Gems here and there. It adds just the right amount of shine and makes the card more interesting.

Shaped Christmas Cards with Leica Palma

Now, onto the second card! I used the Essential Floral Reflection Etched Dies and paired them with the Christmas Bird Poinsettia Etched Dies. I wanted to include as many elements as possible on the card panel. Before gluing everything down, I splattered some white ink to create additional interest, and I added some glitter to the candy cane.

Shaped Christmas Cards with Leica Palma

Finally, let’s talk about my last card. I used the Essential Diamonds Etched Dies and combined them with the Bottle Brush Trees Duo Etched Dies. This set is a larger version of the Bottle Brush Trees Etched Dies. Although I think it would look amazing to use both sets on one card, I decided to use the smaller tree from the new set for my card. The star on top of the tree is from the Parcel & Post Christmas Decorations Etched Dies.

Shaped Christmas Cards with Leica Palma

I had a blast creating these Christmas cards in July. It’s great to get a head start on making Christmas cards. I hope I’ve inspired you to create some unique-shaped cards for your loved ones. Happy crafting!

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