This Christmas weave card was inspired by the Thank You Weave Card that I did a little while ago. That card left the inside white if working with one sided paper. This card cuts a second set of stripes to correct that problem.
I have been promising a Christmas Card for a while but just couldn’t get into the Christmas mood. I guess I am ready now. So here it is.
This Weave Card looks complex but it isn’t really. I was worried the stripes would look funny but they don’t. I kept with the Christmas color theme and it looks great.
You will need:
- Heavy cardstock for the base (red)
- print patterns for the weave
- Download File
The card looks best if the weave is a patterned paper. If you have a two sided Christmas paper you only need one set of stripes. The border parts need to be solid colored. Other than that whatever you want is good. Because of all the layering you can use any weight paper you want.
Cutting the Christmas Weave Card
The Cricut lines the stripes up very close and that makes them want to tear on thinner paper. Move them apart on the mat before cutting if you are using thin paper or vellum (Vellum looks very nice on the weave but you can see through it a little)
Cut the card base and the cricut will do the writing. I used a black gel pen and the font Act Justly that you can get at Creative Fabrica
You can combine mats and cut everything on one mat. To see how to do this, you can watch my video on cutting things on the same mat.
Assembling the Christmas Weave Card
This part is a little harder. First glue the stripes to each other back to back so that the pattern shows on the outsides, front and back. Then line up the strips alternating starting on the top and bottom of the front and glue them in place with tape runner. Just glue the edge where it attaches to the front. Then weave the strips in and out so that the front is “solid”. Finally glue the frame pieces over the glued ends to hide them. Make sure the inside frame does not cover the fold.
Next glue the printed Christmas tree to the front. You could make another embellishment for the inside but I liked the patterned weave inside.
And you beautiful Christmas Weave card is finished! Enjoy. It fits in an A7 envelope for mailing.