Mary's Corner - Christmas Village Card

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You’ll be sure to wow the recipient of this one-of-a-kind handmade Christmas village card.  The details make this one so cute!  I had a blast using my Cuttlebug, a stamp and lots of embellishments on this!  If you don’t have the same tools on-hand, use my ideas for inspiration and make it all your own.


Here are the sizes, shapes and colors that I used.  For all shapes, check "Keep Proportions" in the Shape Properties window and then enter the width given below.

To form the card base (on light blue paper), put the 4.svg shape in the bottom right corner of your on-screen cutting mat.  Then copy and paste this shape onto the mat.  Select the copy and in the Properties window, click the Flip Horizontal button.  Then enter 2.23 in the X field and 4.28 in the Y: field.  Select the other shape and enter 6.61 in the X field and 4.28 in the Y field.  (Notice that each shape has the same value in the Y field, meaning they are lined up perfectly along the bottom.)  With the shape still selected, check the box next to "weld."  Then select the other shape and check the box next to "weld."  Now they are welded together forming one solid shape which you'll fold in half after cutting to form a card.

Christmas Cookie Party SVG Collection
wreath_stars_bottom.svg 1.73"w Forest Green
Christmas in the Village SVG Collection
bow.svg 0.7"w Red
bow.svg 0.8"w Red
(Deli) 1.svg 5"w White
(Deli) 2.svg 5"w Medium Brown
(Deli) 3.svg 5"w Dark Brown
(Deli) 4.svg 5"w Light Blue (Flip copy and weld)
streetlamp_top.svg 0.4"w Black
streetlamp_bottom.svg 0.4"w Yellow
wreath.svg 1"w Forest Green
Free SVG 03.24.09
banner.svg 4.3"w Light Green

Design Tips

  • I embossed the dark brown layer of the building with the argyle Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I rubbed a copper colored ink pad on it, which smudged, so I ended up rubbing it heavily on the whole shape.  Next time I'll skip the ink!
  • To add a snowy touch, before gluing together any of the shapes, I added white/clear glitter to the tops of some of the shapes.  To be precise, I used a glue pen specifically for glitter by Martha Stewart Crafts.
  • The large wreath and the banner are embellished with holly brads and tree brads by Doodlebug Design.  I got these at Hobby Lobby.
  • The "Warm Wishes" stamped on the banner is by Studio G, which I got in a little package at Archivers.
  • I added some extra ribbon to the banner, which I affixed with adhesive tape, since glue was showing through the satin finish on the ribbon.
  • I used 3D Pop Dots underneath the top layer of the building and the two top floor windows.
  • To create an envelope to fit, measure your final card and then place a rectangle of the same dimensions on your on-screen cutting mat.  Then import an SVG of an envelope (any of our envelopes except for the square envelope will work) and size the envelope to fit using its arrows to re-size and rotate.  Make it a big larger than normal to allow for all the extra embellishments.

Paper Suggestions

  • I used AC Cardstock for everything.  This is my fave solid color cardstock because of its texture, its solid-color core (not white-core) and because of how clean it always cuts for me.

11 Responses to “Mary's Corner - Christmas Village Card”

  1. Scrapping Mom December 14, 2009 at 4:25 pm #

    This card is absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for the inspiration

  2. Jackie December 14, 2009 at 7:04 pm #

    Wow, I LOVE this card! The details are so amazingly adorable and festive! Great job on this project, and thank you for all the great inspiration!

  3. Jenn Larsen December 14, 2009 at 7:54 pm #

    Can’t wait to make this card!!

  4. Mary J December 14, 2009 at 8:28 pm #

    What a great card. I love you guys…thanks for sharing your files and ideas! Happy Holidays.

  5. Gabrielle Rogers December 14, 2009 at 9:51 pm #

    This is absolutely adorable! Thanks so much for the GREAT idea – I just love this! Mary, you’re amazing!!!!

  6. Mirinda December 15, 2009 at 6:58 am #

    Mary and Leo this is wonderful. I have been putting off getting my cards done because I had a design block and wanted nothing less then uniquie. You have worked thru my dilema. My card swap friends will absolutely love this. Many many thx’s.. Looking forward to your 2010 designs. Happy Holidays!

  7. Shannon - Desert Designs December 15, 2009 at 12:54 pm #

    Wow – absolutely adorable! Love it!

  8. Cheryl1st December 15, 2009 at 5:16 pm #

    Wow! This is stunning, Mary! Beautifully done!

  9. Brendabee December 15, 2009 at 9:23 pm #

    Mary, all I can say is “Kudos” to you.
    I like it. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

  10. Michelle December 17, 2009 at 12:22 pm #


  11. Sandi Street December 31, 2009 at 11:45 am #

    I love this card. I just joined today so it will be awhile before I try this, I have a lot of learning to do first.
    So much fun!!!