Posted on Tuesday, July 31 2012 at 5pm
We've already started working on our Christmas issues and we don't want to keep it all the early festive excitement to ourselves. It's never too early to start making your Christmas cards, so why not get in the mood by crafting this cool candy cane bonus card and get ahead of the game? You can find the step-by-step instructions below!
Whether you fancy having a go at this bonus card, or you are thinking about your own Christmas card making projects, we'd love to see what you've been up to! So spread the festive joy, plan ahead with your papercrafts and send your ideas for Christmas cards to: Papercraft inspirations, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath BA1 2BW . Alternatively email them to us by clicking here, Tweet them to us by clicking here, or share them with us (and lots of other Papercraft inspirations fans on Facebook) by clicking here. We can't wait to see them, and remember we'll be putting together our Christmassy letters pages over the next few weeks so to be in with a chance of winning up to £50 of We Heart Craft vouchers, send in your Christmas ideas!
For the Christmas bonus card you will need:
Your basic card kit, plus…
✿ Pink square scalloped card blank
✿ White, pink & teal card
✿ Thin pink decorative ribbon
✿ Blue and white gel pens
✿ Fine black felt-tip pen
✿ Red & white corrugated craft card
Layer up the card front with pieces of card graduating in size. Start with white, then pink, then teal.
Go around the edge of the pink square making a wavy line in blue gel pen, then a dashed line in white gel pen.
To make the candy cane, cut out the basic shape from a piece of card. Cut strips from the corrugated craft card, leaving about 2 ridges in each one. Apply some PVA glue to the card candy cane and attach the corrugated card in strips, alternating between red and white.
When the glue is dry, use the back of the candy cane as a guide to trim away the excess corrugated card. Attach the candy cane to the card front with sticky foam pads to finish.