Handmade Tall and Skinny Christmas Cards

Canvas Corp calls them Skinny Cards, but really they are the basic #10 cards, which is a standard letter size envelope that allows you to fold an 8.5 x 11 paper 3 times to fit inside.  We don’t do much with 8.5 x 11 paper, but we sure love this size card.  The height and thinness allows you to create handmade cards with slender personality.  Today on the blog Kyriakos Pachadiroglou shows us a set of classy cool cards that are tall and skinny, such a fun style to design in. Using nontraditional card sizes and nontraditional Christmas colors makes these cards even more fun to see. 

let is snow cards
A bit of royal, a bit of yellow, a touch of red and a smidge of black all accented with burlap and jute gives you a set of spectacular cards.  Here is what you will need.
Other items used:
Kim’s Digital Stamp – Twelve Christmas Greetings
First Edition Transfer Foil 310mm x 2m – Gold FEFOL002
Red ribbon
Craft wire
Metal sheet
Tools Used
Craft knife
hot glue fun
hot foil applicator
Star punch
Snowflake punch

christmas craft supplies
Step 1 – Cut a piece of 8 1/4 x 3 1/4″ (20x8cm) from the e-flute paper and a piece of 7 1/2 x 2 1/4″ (19×5.5cm) from the star or the flakes paper.

modern star papers
Step 2- Glue first the e-flute paper cutting and then the star paper cutting.
star paper
Step 3 – From the metallic sheet punch stars (or snowflakes) and glue them on wire cuttings ranging from 3 to 5″ (8 to 12.5cm)
floating stars
Step 4 – Bend the wire as bit and using the hot glue gun, set them on the card.
christmas star card
Step 5 – Cover the glued edges of the wires with the burlap fringe and add some ribbon on the top of it. Place bows of the hemp rope and the red ribbon. Add the round sentiments that are covered with the metallic foil.
textured holiday cards
You can use the same techniques to make a variety of cards.  Adding the floating stars and snowflakes is a great added touch.  The flute adds just a bit of texture, but the card is not too thick and easy to mail.  This size card mails just like a standard letter, but it has extra personality.
tall and skinny Christmas Cards
To see more of Kyriakos ‘s work you can follow the blog The Crafts World and Instagram.
For more great card ideas this season keep up with us on the blog or follow our social media sites.
Happy Holiday Crafting!!!


Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

'Handmade Tall and Skinny Christmas Cards' have 2 comments

  1. December 15, 2016 @ 6:05 am karen bearse

    What a great idea! Love it.


  2. December 15, 2016 @ 2:12 pm jean marmo

    Such cool cards!!


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