Who says Christmas cards have to be red and green? Give your holiday greetings a modern spin with paper strip Christmas handmade cards. These striped triangle trees look stylish and are quick to make, plus they’re a great way to use up your pretty scrapbook paper scraps. Have fun mixing and matching all kinds of different colors and patterns – craft your stash, baby!
- Selection of coordinating scrapbook papers
- Glue stick
- Paper trimmer
- Adhesive foam pads
- Non-stick scissors
- Square adhesive rhinestones
- Chisel-tip marker
Cut 7″ long strips in random widths of each paper. Glue each strip on a 4.5 x 7″ panel of cardstock and allow time for the adhesive to dry.
Trim the panel into four sections at 1.75 x 4.25″ each. Then cut each section at a diagonal into triangles as shown – two angled left and two angled right.
Arrange the left and right triangles into pairs to make trees. You can match the strips exactly on both sides or pair them so each side is different (as shown in the finished card at the top of the post). Ink the edges with a colored chisel-tip marker for a more finished look.
Adhere the trees to the front of a blank card (4.25 x 5.5″ folded) with adhesive foam pads for a little dimension. Add a square rhinestone accent for the tree trunk.
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Lisa has authored two popular books - "Craft Your Stash" and "Stylish Craft Foam Projects." She is a columnist for Bella Crafts Quarterly and a regular contributor to many craft sites. She's an active member of the Craft & Hobby Association and a volunteer for her local arts organizations.