Get your Christmas craft on with Angela Dodson six card ideas, made using these vintage-inspired papers and toppers
Angela Dodson creates vintage-style festive cards using this issue’s bonus papers
3 Joy shaker card
1 Cover a 120mm piece of white card with tree paper. Cut a 45x55mm rectangle from the top right as shown. Insert a shaker pouch or back with acetate to form a shaker window. Fill shaker with blue and silver sequins and beads. Back with the ‘joy’ patterned paper so the sentiment can be seen through the window. 2 Layer panel onto a 130mm square of navy card; attach to a 148mm white base card. 3 Add a 148x18mm strip of navy patterned paper to centre of a 148x22mm strip of white card and attach to base. Layer a large tree onto navy card, trimming as you go, then attach to base with sticky fixers. Add sequins.
1 Peace and joy
Layer a 112mm square of rocking horse paper onto a 125mm square of white card, then a 133mm square of gold mirror card. Attach to a 148mm square white base card. 2 Layer a 35x90mm piece of white card onto gold card, trimming it into a pennant. Attach to base using sticky fixers. 3 Trim the rocking horse sentiment and layer onto a slightly larger circle die-cut from red card. Attach to base, as shown, using sticky fixers. Add pearls to the corner to finish.
2 Just for you
1 Layer a 90mm square of green paper onto a 95mm square of white card, cut in half diagonally and attach to opposite corners of a 148mm Kraft base card. Layer a 128mm square of textured white card onto a 135mm square of red card. Attach to base. 2 Cut 80x100mm and 95x25mm pieces of bauble paper, layer each onto red card and then wrap with red ribbon. Attach to base at an angle as shown, using sticky fixers. Add a ribbon bow and a snowflake die-cut from white card. 3 Layer two bauble shapes onto green card and trim. Attach large bauble as a gift tag using twine and smaller bauble to bottom corner with sticky fixers. Add gems to finish.
4 Merry Christmas
1 Cut nine 38mm squares from patterned paper and layer each onto a 45mm square of white card with scalloped edges. 2 Arrange the nine squares onto a 148mm square Kraft base card as shown and attach using sticky fixers. 3 Trim a 120x20mm piece of white card into a banner; add to base. Layer the sentiment onto metallic green card and attach to base using sticky fixers. 4 Add green gems as shown, to finish.
5 A Christmas wish
1 Cut two 130mm squares of different patterned papers. Cut in half diagonally and add the pieces to a 140mm square of metallic gold card as shown. Attach the panel to a 148mm square white base card. 2 Layer the sentiment onto a larger oval of gold card, and attach red pom-pom trim around the edge, securing with another oval of card at the back. 3 Layer a 35x115mm piece of white card onto gold card, trimming into a banner. Attach banner to base and add the sentiment panel using sticky fixers. 4 Trim a small candle and three stars and attach to base as shown. Add small pearls to the stars and a large pearl to each corner, to finish.
6 Season’s greetings
1 Layer a 120mm square of green floral paper onto a 125mm square of red card and a 140mm square of buff card. Add two lengths of red ricrac ribbon as shown. Attach panel to a 148mm square white base card. 2 Back a small wooden frame or die-cut frame with contrasting bauble paper. Add the sentiment across centre of frame and attach to base, as shown. 3 Add a red ribbon bow and three small flowers, to finish.