Making cards for the holidays is something most paper crafters add to their to-do list each year. Some of us start making next year’s holiday cards in January. Others wait till the last minute (raises hand). This Christmas gate card is a quick and easy card that you can make multiples of in less than 30 minutes.
Cut out all the elements. Create an assembly line and bust those cards out. Make as many as you need to get a jump on your Christmas card-making goals.
Supplies for Your Christmas Gate Card
This one takes minimal supplies. You can choose to add enamel dots, glitter glue, or other elements to spice it up, but they aren’t necessary.
- The Christmas Gate Card SVG (you can download it in the library)
- A digital cutting machine (Cricut, Silhouette, Brother ScanNCut)
- Pattern Paper
- Adhesives (tape runner, liquid glue, etc.)
- Embellishments (a sticker, sentiment, or design you want to show through the window)
Assembling Your Christmas Cards
If you are planning to make multiples of this card design, then you will want to cut it out as many times as needed. Make piles for each card or for each element to keep yourself organized and to speed up your assembly process.
Once you have everything cut out, the card goes together very fast and easy.
- Fold your card base on the score lines.
- Glue the pattern paper you chose for the inside (the 4.75 square background color and the inside panels).
- Glue the pattern paper to the outside panels.
- Add your wreath (or other circle embellishment if you are switching themes) to the front of the card on the left panel. Do NOT glue on the right panel. You want the element to act as a latch or closure.
- Add your sentiment or image to the inside panel so there is a sneak peek through the front of the card.
- Decorate your wreath (or other element) on the front of the card with glitter glue dots, enamel dot stickers, or any other embellishments you have.
See. Quick and easy.
Using tags or premade printed die cuts or quotes is a great way to make this card even faster.
Stamped images will also be super cute as an inside element in this style of card.
To make this card, I used this pack of Candy Cane papers by Prima. There are 3 or 4 duplicates of each page in the pack and if you order the “collection” it comes with an assortment of stickers and embellishments that match.
I love the old-time Santa style and classic illustration style. This is probably one of my favorite Christmas paper collections.