Yes, Even You Can DIY These Adorable 3D Holiday Cards
Step away from the boxed set of generic holiday cards! The crafty pros at Paper Source created this sweet DIY exclusively for PEOPLE that is sure to impress any giftee you choose to bestow this beauty on. Better yet, it makes use of all those scraps of wrapping paper you've been creating lately.
2.25" circle punch or scissors
4-Bar envelope in fuchsia
4-Bar notecard in white
Holiday greeting stamp of your choosing
Glue stick or Xyron 150 sticker machine
Red and white baker's twine
Red Embossing Powder
Embossing Heat Tool
1. After selecting wrapping paper styles, you will first need to use the 2.25” circle punch tool or scissors to make 4 circles (two of each style). You can also double the number of circles for a fuller ornament.
2. If using a Xyron 150 sticker machine, feed the paper circles into the machine and pull the tab to release the newly tacked circles. While still on the plastic backing, fold the circles evenly in half, then remove from plastic. If using a glue stick, simply fold your circles in half (you’ll coat the backs in glue in the next step).
3. Begin by sticking or gluing one half of a folded circle to the middle of the notecard.
4. Attach the next circle by sticking or gluing one side to the exposed half of the first circle. Repeat with each circle, making sure the folded edges of all circles are lined up at the center of the page. Stick or glue one half of the final circle flat to the notecard to complete the ornament.
5. After completing the paper ornament, use an ink pad and a rubber stamp of your choosing to create a seasonal message at the bottom of the card. Paper Source recommends their Happiest Holidays stamp, available in stores only.
6. For a little extra sparkle, cover the message's text with embossing powder, and wipe all excess powder off of the text. Use the embossing heat tool to fuse the embossing powder to the text, following package instructions.
7. As a final touch, use a piece of string and glue to add a little bow to the top of the ornament.
8. For the envelope, use the 4-Bar envelope liner template to create an outline for an envelope insert by tracing the envelope template onto your choice of wrapping paper.
9. Cut out the traced template and place it inside the 4-Bar envelope for a perfect fit.