Handmade Holiday Card With Colorful Felt Pennants

A trendy (and easy to create!) felt pennant adds a fun finishing touch to this hip Christmas card.

Attach Banner

Attach Banner to Handmade Holiday Card

By: Debbie Olson

Materials Needed:

  • cream card stock
  • dark red card stock (or color that coordinates with chosen patterned paper)
  • patterned paper
  • holiday sentiment stamp
  • foam tape
  • felt to coordinate with patterned paper
  • dies for focal image and border (or can hand-cut or use punches)
  • baker's twine
  • dark red ink
  • distressing ink
  • corner rounders (optional)
  • sanding block
  • paper trimmer
  • glue or double-sided tape

Create Card Base

Cut card base to 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and fold in half. Cut patterned paper for card front to 5-3/8" x 4-1/8". If desired, use corner rounder to round lower edges of both patterned paper and card base. Sand edges of patterned paper if you are using a vintage paper. Using distress ink, lightly stain edges of card base. Finally, attach patterned card front to card base with glue or double-sided tape.

Create Card Base for Handmade Holiday Card

Create a Base for a Handmade Holiday Card

Create Card-Front Trim Panel

From coordinating piece of patterned paper, cut trim piece and mat layer for card front. If desired, create a decorative edge with either a die or a punch. Attach matted trim piece to card base. Note: Mat layer shown in die below.

Create Card-Front Sentiment Panel

Die-cut panel for sentiment and stamp sentiment onto panel. Using distressing ink, lightly stain the edges then attach sentiment panel to card front with foam tape.

Stamp Card Front for Handmade Holiday Card

Stamp Card-Front Sentiment Panel

Create Felt Banner

Using a variety of felt pieces that coordinate with patterned paper, cut five triangles as banners. (The ones shown above are 7/8" across at the top x 1-5/8" to the bottom point.) Glue felt triangles to baker's twine.

Create Felt Banner

Create Felt Banner for Holiday Card

Attach Banner to Card Base

Using foam tape, attach banner to card base and tie bows on both ends.

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Holiday Card With Colorful Felt Pennants

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