How to Fast & Fun Christmas Card Set


Hello, G45ers!

  With the holidays just around the corner what better time to share this amazing 12 Cards Set Tutorial.  In this video, you will learn how to create 5 unique cards, and then duplicate the set to maximize your supplies and time.  This video and card set has been created by Brand Ambassador, Donna Kauffman who has done a wonder with our Joy to the World paper collection.  We encourage you to pull out your papers and create along with us, and when you do be sure to share your cards with us on the Graphic 45 – Community Page.  


Fast & Fun Christmas Cards

By Donna Kauffman


“Hello Happy G45 Crafters! 


Donna Kauffman from MiniBooksRMe here and I am so excited to share a fun new tutorial with you today! Holidays are fast approaching and if you’re like me, you swear you’re going to start your holiday cards early, but then somehow it’s November or even December (me, me. me!)  and you haven’t even started yet.

I’ve got just the solution! Join me in my video tutorial and learn how to make 12 fun, beautiful cards using items from Graphic 45’s gorgeous new Joy to the World  Christmas collection. And the best part? They are fast and easy to make. I promise! 


I created twelve cards using four basic supplies: bulk pack of card & envelopes, Graphic 45’s Joy to the World  12×12 Patterns & Solids collection pad, one pack of Joy to the World  Ephemera Cards, and one set of the Joy to the World  Chipboard. 


Add a second set of Joy to the World Chipboard to the supply list above, and you’ve got enough paper and ephemera cards left to get 24 cards done! Need more? Double the supply stash and bingo, 48 cards. (More? Grab one more set and you’ve got 96. I know!) 


Handy Tip #1! Keep your scraps when cutting out your mats and use them to decorate your envelopes. I show you how in the video tutorial! 


In this tutorial, you will make six A2 size cards (standard size cards) and six A7 cards (a little bit bigger.) The card foundation sizes are listed below, as are the layered mat sizes I used to decorate. 


I created three A2 cards and three A7 cards, then created a duplicate set of the same six cards, substituting in the remaining cards and chipboard. I’ll show you how to plan ahead in the video! 


Handy Tip #2: Keep a good papercrafting glue stick on hand, and one of those junk mail catalogs. An easy way to fully attach skinny, tiny pieces to your cards and envelopes with no fuss or muss. (They also come in handy during those late night craft sessions when you run out of your chosen paper adhesive!) 


Video Tutorial: 

[Tutorial] Christmas Card Set by Donna Kauffman for Graphic 45



This tutorial will also come in handy for any type of cards. It’s not limited to holiday cards. You can recreate these same patterns and designs using any of Graphic 45’s fabulous collections. 


Simply grab the same set of supplies — a pad of 12×12 Patterns & Solids, a pack of Ephemera Cards, and a set (or 2) of the Chipboard  –, which are available for all of their regular collections, and simply substitute them in place of the Joy to the World elements. 


I show you in the video how to pair up the cards and chipboard in advance so you’re all set to go. Simply cut out the base mats and layered mats, and assemble! 


To see individual photos of all 12 cards & envelopes, visit my MiniBooksRMe blog here: 



(6) A2 Cards: 8” x 5 ½” (Score at 4”, fold in half) 

(6) A7 Cards: 10” x 6 ½” (Score at 5”, fold in half) 


From 12×12 Patterns & Solids: 


NOTE: Cut Base & Layered mats first. Cut Interior mats from remainders. See video for patterns/solids used on each card. 


(6) A2 Base mats: 3 ¾” x 5 ¼” (check card orientation before cutting) 

(6) A2 Layered mats: 3 ½” x 5” (check orientation) 


(6) A7 Base mats: 4 ¾” x 6 ¼” (check card orientation before cutting) 

(6) A7 Layered mats: 4 ½” x 6” 


(3) A2 Interior mats: 3 ¾” x 5 ¼” 

(3) A2 Interior mats: 3 ½” x 5” 

*(4) A7 Interior mats: 4 ¾” x 6 ¼” 

*(1) 7 Interior mats: 4 ½” x 6” 

(*If cutting from one set of the eight 12×12 Patterns & Solids sheets, one A7 card will not have an interior mat.) 


Ephemera Cards: noted below are the cards where the ephemera cards have been trimmed. Cards numbered in order shown in video and listed in matching pairs below: . 

A2 Cards #1 & #7: cut the one 3×4 card (one each card) to 3” x 3 ¼” as shown. 

A2 Cards #3 & #9: Cut the 4×6 card to 4” x 3 ¼” (on both cards) 

A7 Cards #4 & #10: Trim 6×4 card to 5 ½” x 4” (on both cards) 

A7 Cards #6 & #12: Trim 4×6 card to 4” x 5 ¾” (on both cards) 



Graphic 45 Supply List: 

Joy to the World 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad

Joy to the World Ephemera Cards

Joy to the World Chipboard


1 package Joy to the World 12×12 Patterns & Solids

1 package Joy to the World Ephemera Cards 

1 package Joy to the World Chipboard (for 24 cards, you will need 2 packages) 


Miscellaneous Supply List: 

(6) A2 Cards & Envelopes 

(6) A7 Cards & Envelopes 

1 package small gold brads 

Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink 



Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you had fun with your cardmaking. Now you’ll have to excuse me. I’m going to go make another two sets and my 2019 cards are done!” 




Club G45 Vol 10 October 2019 Joy to the World Kit



Happy Papercrafting!  


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