Winter Wishes Christmas Card With Cardinal Bird Design and Graphic 45 Patterned Papers From the Time to Flourish Collection

Enjoy This DIY Christmas Card Making Idea — You’re Invited to Use It to Make a Beautiful Handmade Christmas Card to Give to a Friend or Loved One This Upcoming Christmas Holiday Season

Winter Wishes Christmas Card With Cardinal Bird Design and Graphic 45 Patterned Papers From the Time to Flourish Collection

Winter Wishes Christmas Card With Cardinal Bird Design and Graphic 45 Patterned Papers From the Time to Flourish Collection


Doesn’t this card look festive, with its handsome cardinals and eye-catching sprigs of holly? If you’d like to make a similar Christmas card to send to a friend or loved one, you’re invited to check out the step-by-step Christmas card making tutorial below:

Supplies You Will Need to Make This Christmas Card:

  • Papers from the “Time to Flourish” 8×8 pad by Graphic 45: This pad features 2 papers for every month of the year. I used elements from the papers for May.
  • Heavy cardstock paper: I used Tim Holtz Heavystock to make the sample card pictured here. This paper is delightfully hefty, and it is the perfect color to complement many of the papers in the “Time to Flourish” pad. That said, you have many choices for cardstock papers that would work beautifully for making this card.
  • Sage green ribbon
  • Scor-Pal tool, bone folder or other scoring tool
  • Envelope: I’ll be sending this card to my mother-in-law in a plain white envelope. I like these Cardmaker’s Choice envelopes by Paper Accents, but there are many possibilities for envelopes that will complement this card design well.
  • Adhesive: I used Cherry Tape and Glue Dots as the adhesives to make this Christmas card, but you could use pretty much any paper-friendly adhesive for putting this design together.
  • Christmas themed Washi Tape by Recollections
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors

How to Make the “Winter Wishes” Christmas Card

The first step in making this card: Transform one sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ Heavystock or cardstock into 2 card bases. You can use them both to make these cards, or you can use one and put one aside to use for making some other card later. To accomplish this, you’ll cut the sheet of cardstock into 2 identical pieces measuring 8.5″ x 5.5″ each. Then use a scoring tool to score and fold the cardstock to create a card measuring 5.5″ wide by 4.25″ tall.


Cut out several of the cut-aparts from the “Time to Flourish” paper pad. For this card, I used a bit of the overall patterned paper plus the “winter wishes” border plus one of the cut-apart designs featuring a handsome red cardinal. Tape all of these to the front of your card base.


Cut 2 identical pieces of Christmas-themed washi tape measuring 5.5″ across. Stick them to the card base right above and below the patterned paper.


Cut a length of ribbon and tie it in a bow. Use Glue Dots or your preferred adhesive to attach the bow to your card base.


Add the card to your card stash, or personalize a greeting on the inside and send it off to its recipient.


That’s it! That’s how to make this Christmas card, step-by-step. I hope you’ll enjoy making your own version(s) of this card; it’s an extremely versatile card design.

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Posted By: Amy Solovay


This page was last updated on 1-30-2022.