Christmas Bendy Card

This Christmas Bendy Card is nondenominational.  We forget sometimes that everyone doesn’t celebrate Christmas.  Sometimes you just want to say Seasons Greetings.

Someone on Pinterest cut this card by hand.  I liked the design of this Bendy Card when I first saw it and wanted to customize it for cricut. 

You need:

        • Heavy cardstock for the base (red and green)
        • various paper scraps
        • Pen
        • Glue
        • cellophane tape

Cutting the Card

Cut the card base and the cricut will do the writing.  I used a a black pen.  If you want to change what the card says, that can easily be done before cutting.  The font in this card is CMV Zebra which is one of the fill in fonts I created for cricut.  If you change what the card says, cricut will change the font.  To find out more about my fonts, you can go here. 

I stuck with the Christmas color palate but you could change it to whatever colors or patterns you want.  The green just needs to be kept light and /or simple to not interfere with the writing.

Assembly

Start by gluing the cutout images to the appropriate base piece but be careful not to cover the slots where the tabs go.  The green tree go between the red and green layer.

Next. fold the big tabs over and with liquid glue attach them to the back of the biggest piece of the base card.  Be sure to let them dry before going to the next step.

Then take the small tab on the medium size piece on the left and insert it into the slot on the large base piece.  Fold it over and tape it with a small piece of cellophane tape on the back.  I tried gluing it and it just wouldn’t stay.  Next do the same thing with the small base piece and the slot on the middle piece.

And you’re Christmas Bendy Card is done.  Enjoy!

Christmas Weave Card

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.  But 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
        • Pen
        • Glue
        • Download File

Paper Selection

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.  If using one side of paper you can use one pattern for both sides or two.  The border parts need to be solid colored.  Other than that whatever you want is good.

Cutting the 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)

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.  

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Cut the card base and the cricut will do the writing.  I used a black.  If you want to change what the card says that can easily be done before cutting. 

Assembly

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 Weave card is finished!  Enjoy