If this card looks a little familiar, it’s because it’s a Christmassy take on the Birthday Banner Card I did last year. A blog reader (Hi, Debbie! :^) wrote to ask if I had a file for “Merry Christmas” instead of “Happy Birthday”. Uh, no I didn’t, but after a few minutes in Silhouette Studio, now I do. I love it when a file can be repurposed, don’t you?
I really like this design because the “Merry” banner is three dimensional, and you know me…I’m a sucker for 3D every time. The letters are threaded on a string and hang freely from the front of the card. “Christmas” is cut from temporary adhesive vinyl. And like the birthday banner card, I’ve got the free cut file you can download to make your own.
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What you need…
- Cardstock in coordinating colors (I used Michaels Recollection brand 65lb)
- Adhesive vinyl – temporary or permanent (I like the look of matte better, so I used temporary wall vinyl)
- Transfer tape (or drywall mesh)
- Needle & thread
- Glue #1 – for cardstock (my fave is the Zig 2-Way Glue Pen)
- Glue #2 – to glue the thread & dot to the card base. You need something more substantial to hold the thread in place. (I used Aleene’s tacky glue…it’s thick and dries quickly)
- Silhouette Machine – Mine is a Cameo
- ¼” hole punch
- This free cut file ↓↓↓
Silhouette V3 Merry Christmas Banner Card File
Silhouette LEGACY V2 Merry Christmas Banner Card File
Personal Use Only
What to do…
This card is put together exactly the same way as the birthday banner card, which I wrote about in detail in the birthday banner post, so head on over there for step-by-step instructions and tons of photos, plus the scoop on the fonts I used (and distorted), and tricks to apply the vinyl without ripping the cardstock.
Merry Christmas, y’all. (and thanks again, Debbie :^)
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