This is another Christmas Thank You card. I made an Honor Society card like this one for my nephew previously. It is a cross pop fold card. The cross in the center stands out. I went looking for what to call this card and couldn’t find anything like it on Pinterest.
Thanking people for their Christmas card or gift is important. It shows you appreciate that they thought about you. And it makes everyone feel good. It does fit (barely) into an A7 envelope, but if you want to make your own you can by following my tutorial here.
You will need:
- Heavy cardstock for the base
- Various Cardstock scraps
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This Christmas thank you card was cut from Christmas colors. The greens were cut from this wonderful patterned foil paper I found in my collection. The base card doesn’t have to be two sided but it does have to be very heavy (110 lb wt. at least). All the other papers can be any weight you have.
Cutting the Christmas Thank You Card
Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing. I used a gold glitter gel pen. You can use any pen in your Cricut. See the secret here. The drawn objects are all altered Access images.
The center sleigh is cut from the green piece and contains lots of small cuts. I recommend cutting twice by pressing the C button on your machine BEFORE you remove the mat.
Assembling the Christmas Thank You Card
First start by re-creasing the folds. The picture below tells which lines to fold which way.
Next assemble the square white panels. They have snowflakes drawn on them. Attach a “Thank You” (in various languages) to each diagonally. Then attach the white squares to the corners of the cross.
Next glue the green cross with the cut outs to the bas card. Try to center it on the cross. Finally attach all the snowflakes to the card. The bigger one goes under the sleigh. Look at the pictures above to see where they go.
The sides fold under the center cross and overlap in the back.
And your Christmas Thank You Card is done. Enjoy.
The Traditional Colors of Christmas
- Green – Evergreen plants, like Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe have been used for thousands of years to decorate and brighten up buildings during the long dark winter. They also reminded people that spring would come and that winter wouldn’t last forever!
- Red – an early use of red at Christmas were the apples on the paradise tree. They represented the fall of Adam in the plays.
- Gold – Gold was also one of the presents brought to the baby Jesus by one of the wise men and traditionally it’s the color used to show the star that the wise men followed.
- White – White is often associated with purity and peace in western cultures. The snow of winter is also white.
- Blue – The color blue is often associated with Mary, the mother of Jesus. In medieval times blue dye and paint was more expensive than gold! So it would only be worn by Royal families and very rich people. Mary was often painted wearing blue to show she was very important.