Pinterest Inspired Christmas and a Tutorial

Posted by Andrea Ewen

6 June, 2013 - , ,

Hello Maja friends! I decided to shake things up a bit and make a little Christmas card here…though the temps here in New Jersey are pushing 90F! I keep a file under my Pinterest account called ‘Card Inspiration’. I never know when inspiration will strike, so if it happens to be a Christmas themed card in June…I go with it! This particular picture also encouraged me to make a tutorial after I figured out how the template was made. The original picture credit can be found here. First off, here’s the end product using Maja Design’s Vintage Winter collection:MerryChristmasMajaClean

I started the process by cutting out 4 hearts, two with ‘Wishing You’ paper and two with Soft Suede card stock. I stacked the four of them together and with my paper piercer, I punched out holes around the perimeter. I stacked them together so that the holes would all line up when I went to sew them together: PaperHeart1 Next I dabbed the edges of the fronts with Walnut Stain distress ink:PaperHeart2 I need the hearts to malleable, so I spritzed them with water and crinkled them up:PaperHeart3 PaperHeart4 I carefully unfolded them and waited for them to dry before sewing. To give them a puffed up appearance, I added a bit of crinkled tissue to the inside as I was sewing them closed. The brown heart is the back and obviously the printed side is the front:PaperHeart5aI then began meticulously sewing the perimeter, using a blanket stitch through the pre-pierced holes:
PaperHeart6 Then I added an inside perimeter of sparkle using Ranger’s Platinum Stickles:PaperHeart7 Lastly I added the ‘Merry’ and ‘Christmas’ banners, cut out of the same “Wishing You” paper:PaperHeart8Here are some close ups of the hearts:


MerryChristmascuaMerryChristmascuThe Maja Design papers that I used were: Wishing You, Christmas is Coming,  Cozy Inside and Cozy Inside (bs). Vintage WinterOther supplies used were: a paper flower, Zva Creative flourish, burlap, jute, gold stars, a doily and a paper distresser.

Thanks for joining me today…hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!



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  • Wow! I was thinking to do something like this with fabric/felt…who knew you could do it with paper!! Super cute design Andrea!! Love it! xo

  • Karen O says:

    Gorgeous! (I really want to try this!! : )
    It has a wonderful ‘old world vintage’ Christmas feel~
    Thanks, Andrea for the “how to”~
    This is stunning!~~

  • Katyoparty says:

    Completely gorgeous! I am new to this blog and I am finding such wonderful inspiration here! Thanks!

  • Lindy G says:

    Great inspiration Andrea!!! you make the most stunning cards xoxo

  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    This is such good inspiration! I’m going to make Christmas cards this weekend. I’ll just have to keep this in mind. Stunning!

  • Rachelle Sigurdson says:

    Wow, Beautiful, love your hearts!!!

  • Bev Jackson says:

    I just love this card ,it has such a wow factor about it and would love to learn how to make it.