How to Make a Simple Merry Card



How to Make a Simple Merry Card by Jamie Pate

you can never have too many cards

How to Make a Simple Merry Card by Jamie Pate

I think it bears repeating, one can never have too many cards on hand. The card shown here today, this framed Merry card, was a sort of happy accident. I was just playing around a bit and came up with this idea. Very easy. Not only does it make a beautiful card waiting to be sent or added to a present, but it allows some creative free time too. Bonus!

How to Make a Simple Merry Card by Jamie Pate

To start I used a Neenah SlimLine card base. With that Stickles jar just sitting on my table, I took a palette knife and just added some swipes to the upper third of the card. I allowed the Stickles to dry very well. Those stars, though!!!

Now here is a little tip: allow that card to dry very well. Then, when it's done drying and you notice the card has some warp to it, place the card inside a Minc Transfer Folder, and run it through the Minc Machine on about a 3. You might need to do this twice. This trick makes for a nice flat card ready to be embellished.

How to Make a Simple Merry Card by Jamie Pate


I used gold glitter paper (there is a beautiful sheet of that in the Storyline Chapters Project Pad) and die cut the merry with the Merry Christmas Decorative Die. I've been using that merry die quite a bit this Christmas. It will come in handy as I continue to add to my December Documented Album this week too.

How to Make a Simple Merry Card by Jamie Pate

I just so happened to use the Magic Mat from ScrapbookCom to cut my Merry with. These mats have been going like hot cakes from that website. I love this mat in that it has never warped in my Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. Be sure to click Notify Me for when these babies come back in stock. Rumor has it they will before too long.

How to Make a Simple Merry Card by Jamie Pate

The card came together after I die cut a frame with the Square Nested Dies. Then I trimmed them out a bit more so they had a wonky cut to them. I like how this turned out so much. I think the stars totally make it. I think too this is a great formula for cards to be made in any season.

I hope this post inspired you to make some cards this week as you finish up your Christmas wrapping and what not. Hand made is sure to make seasons bright for the receiver. Especially if it is made by you.

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