Simple, Quickie Christmas Tree Card

Simple quickie Christmas card with cut-out dots outlining the tree, and heat transfer vinyl glitter star.

Please tell me I’m not the only one who looked at the calendar today and said, “Holy Cadiddlehopper, Batman, we’re at the end of the first week of December and I still haven’t sent out Christmas cards!  If you’re like me, this post is for you—a simple card that’s easy to cut and assemble and get in the mailbox quickquickquick. And if y’all are more organized than I am and already have your cards sent, I tip my hat to you…you can tuck this idea away til next year.

The tree, made of little circles cut out of the card, is topped with a glitter heat transfer vinyl star (or you can use adhesive vinyl or cardstock, if you prefer…I just happened to have some HTV scraps to use up).

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Etched Glass Christmas Balls

Tips and tricks to get a flat stencil applied to a curved surface. Full glass etching instructions.

Every year I make a set of ornaments for our Christmas tree, with a few extras to use as hostess/neighbor/coworker gifts, and sometimes to adorn wrapped packages for friends. This year I wanted to do something with glass balls. I like how lights on the tree play with clear glass—so pretty—so I kept the glass plain rather than paint or glitter-ize the inside. I chose a formal script font, which, when paired with a sprig of holly on the simple glass, created a classic look I loved.

Go ahead and choose a font that fits your style…funky or modern or heavy metal or whatever…make it something you love.

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