Mary's Corner - Winter Cottage Christmas Cards

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Project Information

Create these homespun holiday cards for cherished friends and family this season!  Snowflakes, stars and buttons give a cozy, handmade yet elegant feel to these keepsakes. These were inspired by our home decor designer friend Paula Buttel, who uses stars, snowflakes and buttons in whimsical yet elegant winter themes.  We will send her one of these cards this year and we hope it brings her joy throughout the chilly months ahead.

Dimensions

The finished cards are A2-sized, square (6"x6") and A7-sized. Here are the exact shapes, sizes and colors that we used for each card.  Clicking on the collection name (in white) will take you to our shop where you can check out the necessary files!

A2 Card

A2 Gatefold Cards and Envelopes SVG Kit
style5.svg 9.43"w x 5.5"h Double-Sided Patterned*
envelope.svg 11.5"w x 9.35"h Patterned
Clara's Christmas Strips SVG Collection**
button_top.svg (in Extras folder) 1.4"w x 1.07"h White
button_bottom.svg (in Extras folder) 1.4"w x 1.4"h (Blackout) Dark Green
SCAL Shapes Library***
Rectangle 1.5"w x 5.5"h Double-Sided Patterned*
Star 4"w x 3.8"h White
Star 4.25"w x 4.04"h Teal
Snowflakes SVG Collection
snowflake4.svg 3.3"w x 3.8"h Green (Glittered)
. * We used paper from K&Company's Christmas Cheer Specialty Paper pad (623101) for the card base and the rectangle. Since it's reversible, we just flipped the rectangle over and glued it down because it already coordinated ** Or use the button element from our Harvest Country Home SVG Collection or Valentine Country Home SVG Collection *** The SCAL Shapes Library refers to the basic shapes you can see when pressing Control+3 in SCAL.

Square Card

Bea's 3D Cards SVG Collection
holly.svg 5.72"w x 5.72"h Holly Green Patterned*
envelope.svg** 12"w x 12.8"h Patterned
Clara's Christmas Strips SVG Collection***
button_top.svg (in Extras folder) 1.7"w x 1.3"h Light Sage Green
button_bottom.svg (in Extras folder) 1.7"w x 1.7"h (Blackout) Holly Green
Comet's Candy Land SVG Collection
star_6_top.svg 4"w x 4.62"h Gold (glittered)
star_6_bottom.svg 4"w x 4.62"h Red
Snowflakes SVG Collection
snowflake2.svg 4.6"w x 5.27"h Light Sage Green
. For the card base, manually cut a 12"w x 6"h rectangle by cutting a piece of red cardstock in half. Score in the middle and fold. * We used a piece of paper from K&Company's BW (Brenda walton) Evergreen 12x12 Specialty Paper Pad (30-243798) ** Or use the square envelope SVG from any of these SVG sets: Square Envelope SVG, Graduation Cards and Tags SVG Kit, Happy Birthday Cards SVG Kits, Linus' 3D Fall Cards SVG Kit, Salimah's Square Cards SVG Collection, Samantha's Spring Notecard SVG Kit (any of our square envelope SVGs). *** Or use the button element from our Harvest Country Home SVG Collection or Valentine Country Home SVG Collection

A7 Card

A7 Sized Envelope and Cards w/Bonus A7.5
envelope_A7.svg 10.8"w x 10.8"h Patterned
rect_zigzag.svg 4.9"w x 6.9"h Patterned*
heart.svg 4"w x 5.6"h Red
Clara's Christmas Strips SVG Collection**
button_top.svg (in Extras folder) 0.61"w x 0.47"h (cut three) Lighter Red
button_bottom.svg (in Extras folder) 0.62"w x 0.62"h (Blackout & cut three) Dark Red
evergreen.svg 5.1"w x 1.22"h (cut two) Sage Green
holly.svg 2.4"w x 1.34"h (cut two) Holly Green
Free SVG 10.29.09 Gingerbread Star Cookie
gingerbread_star_top.svg 3.3"w x 3.15"h (flip horizontally) Cream/White
gingerbread_star_bottom.svg 3.3"w x 3.15"h Gingerbread Brown
SCAL Shapes Library***
Rectangle 10"w x 7"h Red
Rectangle 5"w x 1"h Sage Green
*  We used a piece of paper from K&Company's BW (Brenda walton) Evergreen 12x12 Specialty Paper Pad (30-243798) ** Or use the button element from our Harvest Country Home SVG Collection or Valentine Country Home SVG Collection *** The SCAL Shapes Library refers to the basic shapes you can see when pressing Control+3 in SCAL.

Design Tips

  • We used Stickles glitter glue (Xmas Red and Green) to lightly accent a few shapes, such as the holly on the A7 (largest) card.
  • We seized a few opportunities to use our new Cuttlebug (so fun!) - we embossed the big red heart with a paisley pattern.  We also embossed a strip of buttons on the sage green strip on the A7 card.
  • If you're working with a Baby Bug (12x6 mat), you can make the A2 card and the square card as shown, but the envelopes are too large to make on that mat size.  I have seen A2-sized envelopes made by DCWV sold in packages of 20 or so.
  • Rub a brown ink pad around the edges of most of the shapes to add a subtle distressed touch.  Also add three sparkly red gemstones to the 3D holly on the square card for a nice touch.
  • We lightly sprayed each card with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels to give them a fine sparkly sheen.
  • We tied some fun stitched ribbon on the two large buttons and some pretty ribbon on the square card (18" of two coordinating styles) - all from Michaels.
  • Even if you don't make the cards exactly as shown, we hope we've inspired you in your own creativity!

Paper Suggestions

  • K&Company's BW Evergreen 12x12 Specialty Paper Pad (Code: 30-243798)
  • K&Company's Christmas Cheer 12x12 Specialty Paper Pad (Code: 623101)
  • AC Cardstock
  • Gold and Green glittered paper by Martha Stewart Crafts (new Holiday multimedia pad with a cardinal on the front cover - got ours at Michaels)

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