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Holiday DIY Card Kit Instructions

Thank you for purchasing our DIY card kit! We hope you enjoy creating these cards as much as we did putting your kit together. This kit is a great way to create beautiful cards without doing all the guesswork and cutting. Great for adults to get in some crafting time, but also for kids when you need something fun and creative for them to do. Perfect for a rainy or snowy day!

Each kit comes comes with all the pieces pre-cut and ready to assemble with these easy-to-follow instructions. The only thing you’ll need to provide is the adhesive and a marker pen (for the Ornament Card Kit). See below for quick links if you’d like to use the same products we do.

Products We Use

Sakura Pigma Micron Pens – Set of 3, Black 08, 10, 12

$10.00

Crafter’s Tape Permanent Glue Runner-.31″x8.75 Yards

$9.35

Step 1

Use adhesive to glue stick down long green strip about 1/2 inch from bottom of cream cardstock. Adhere greeting to the red cardstock and adhere on top of the center of the green strip.

Step 2

Adhere the cream cardstock to the brown card base. Adhere two large, two medium and one small patterned paper circles and a heart to the card front above the greeting, making sure to leave room between each one to draw a line for the ornament “string.”

Step 3

Use a marker pen (we like Micro or Sharpie fine tip marker pens) to draw a straight line from the top of the cream card front to each of the ornaments. Draw a small heart at the top of each ornament to make it look like a bow.

Step 1

Use adhesive or glue stick to adhere the long dark brown strip in the center of the large lighter brown card stock, starting at the bottom. This will be the trunk of the tree. Adhere the green “Joy to the World” strip at the bottom of the trunk about 1/4 inch from the bottom of the card and center it. There are 5 more patterned strips of paper, cut in incremental sizes. Adhere them to the truck starting from largest to smallest, leaving a little bit of space in between each one.

Step 2

Adhere the yellow star to the top of the tree.

Step 1

Use adhesive or glue stick to adhere gray cardstock block to card base about an inch from the top fold. There are 2 small, 2 medium and one large trees. Adhere the large tree in the middle of the gray block as shown. Adhere the two small trees on either side of the large tree as shown. Adhere the two tall trees on either end of the small trees as shown.

Step 2

Adhere the strip of snow patterned paper at the bottom of the trees, making sure to cover up the bottom edges of the trees.

Step 3

Adhere the yellow heart at the top of the tall tree.