How to Prepare Christmas Cards and Cliparts?

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It is an interesting hobby to make Christmas cards with Christmas cliparts. As these cards don’t require paying a bigger amount, despite that its ultimate effect is quite impressive and excellent. The ease of this project is due to inexpensive 3-D stickers featuring contemporary or vintage Christmas cliparts that you can get from a variety of sources. But don’t tell your friends who are going to receive the cards; they’re going to think you’re an artistic genius.

The materials you need, for the preparation of these Christmas cards with free cliparts are listed below:

Keep reasonable number of Cards and cliparts
You may find with similar envelops in the packets of 10 or 12, or in boxes with bigger quantities. You can use any size, but make sure your stickers look in proportion. And if you’re going to mail the cards and christmas holiday cliparts, make sure the size complies with U.S. Postal Service regulations. Although you can use shades of white or cream, your cards will be more distinctive if you use stronger colors and/or a background design.

Buy 3-D stickers to make the Christmas cards and cliparts. Flat stickers would not create a better impression, you can get the Christmas and Hanukkah stickers are available in the right column of this page and also at art supply stores, variety stores (such as Target), dollar stores or online, the rubber stamps with holiday messages and rubber stamp pad or ink (optional). There are a variety of pre-made stamps with holiday messages, or you could use a rotary stamp with letters that move so you can create your own message.

Bubble type wraps for mailing (non-compulsory)
Try to use evenly folded card stock, in case, you didn’t found you refold it yourself and crease it with your fingernail. If that looks sloppy, however, don’t use that card and move onto another one.

In case, you intend to mark an exclusive note within the case, do so, a little before you start to apply the stickers. It looks best to center your message from side to side, and slightly above center from top to bottom. You can use a ruler to make sure the distance from the edge on each side is the same. There may be times, however, when it might look better for the sticker to be slightly off-center, either from side to side or top to bottom. Let your eye be the guide if that’s the case.

Choose a sticker or a blend of stickers that appear fine ensemble. In case it is small think over pairing it with one or two more to create a design. Like the message inside, the sticker or sticker combination should sit centered from side to side, and slightly above center from top to bottom. If you want to include a stamped message under the stickers, be sure to allow room. Most stickers already have adhesive on them, so you won’t need glue. Be careful when you place the stickers; if you lay them down gently, you’ll be able to rearrange them until you get them into just the right spot. Once they’re where you want them, press hard to make sure they stay in place. If the sticker or combination of stickers isn’t secure, use a toothpick to carefully apply a drop or two of glue underneath to make sure everything stays put.

In case, you are supposed to send your cards by email, you may likely want to secure them with bubble wrap. Repeat for each card: Cut a piece of bubble wrap slightly smaller than your card, place it on top of the card and slide both pieces carefully into the envelope. This will ensure your card arrives looking as good as when you created it! For extra flair, use a colorful flat sticker on the back of the envelope to seal it.

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