Sunday, November 28, 2010

Holiday Ornament Cards

My apologies to anyone on our Christmas card list - you're seeing our holiday cards a bit early. But, each one is unique so you still won't know which is yours 'till they are all done and in your mail box.

This idea was inspired by something a friend did last year, they have a tree by their door and with every photo card they get, each one is bunched with a hole, a ribbon goes through it and adorns that tree. So I thought, why can't our card include an ornament???

The ornament on the front of the card actually comes off - there is a photo of the kids on one side, and a lyric from one of my favorite Christmas Songs. (I've set a slide show to the song for friends and family to  check out the rest of our year....)

Here is what I used to make the cards:

  • Pre-made cards, purchased at Michael's, 50 of them for $6 using a 40% coupon
  • Holiday scrapbook paper, cut into rectangles for the front and inside of the cards, then circles for the ornaments. 
  • Holiday messages printed on velim
  • Glue Sticks
  • Ribbon
  • Clear tape
  • Photo of the kids, cut into circles

To assemble the ornaments, I paired up coordinating papers and glued the picture to one side and the message to the other.

Then I punched a hole in the top of the ornament and strung a ribbon through it.

Next, time to create the cards. Simply glue one of the rectangles of scrapbook paper onto the front of the card. I also glued a circle to the front of the cards that were more plain so that once the ornament was removed the card could still be enjoyed.

For the inside of the card, I glued in another piece of paper and then our holiday message.

Then a small hole through the front of the card, and then the ribbon from the ornament is threaded through and taped to the inside.

And you've got a Holiday Ornament Card


  1. Really great idea! I love it.
    What do you use to cut your circles? I have to cut all mine by hand and I know there are lots of great tools out there, but not sure what they are. (The closest craft store to me is an hour away so I don't get the opportunity to go browse very often.)

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