Have you ever walked by a home on a frosty evening and caught a glimpse through the window? The Christmas tree sparkles with lights; maybe there are candles on the sill and a wreath hanging in the window. This simple card evokes that same cozy feeling for me.
Christmas is the season of giving and for those of us who craft, our thoughts often turn to making cards. What better way to express our personality and individuality than in a custom made Christmas card. The truth be known, for many of us, Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without handmade cards.
I designed this card using the Pazzles Inspiration Studio software. The arched window was easy to create with the Lattice tool feature in the Pro software. Even if you don’t have the Pro version of the software, you can create a similar look using the tricks I teach in this week’s tutorial. There is usually more than one way to do something in the Inspiration Studio software so even if you have the Pro version you might want to watch the video.
The wreath was simply two circles centered together. Then I changed the straight line to a jagged one using the Deckle edge option in the Scissors tool. It was so fast and the results were exactly what I needed. You gotta love those fast and easy projects!
I even created the unique card shape in the software. (No tracing the curve with a bowl and then cutting with scissors. Those days are gone for good!) I created a rectangle and mirrored it so that I had 2 of them side by side. Then I shortended one of the rectangles and rounded the top. I deleted the adjoining side lines. Joined the two card parts together and added a kiss cut line for the fold. Another fast but fabulous look!
I also cut the inside rectangle from printed paper on my Inspiration. That way there is no need to get out my hand slicer and no chance that I will misread the ruler lines. 🙂 I used dimensional snow and Stickle glitter for that frosty winter feel and to make sparkle berries on the wreath. This card is beautiful even without all the added sparkle, so if you have a hundred to make you may want to forego the extras. However, the frost in the corners of the window panes and the touches of sparkle do make it more holiday. Whatever way you decide, the Pazzles Inspiration cutter will save you time and money this Christmas season.A Craft Room Membership is required to access additional content. Please Join Now or Login!