I used a rectangle Nestibilities die to cut out the center section from the decorative paper which was then layered over coordinating cardstock and layered back over the opening! A great layered look as well as an efficient use of paper and the added benefit of keeping the weight of your cards down. It can be disheartening to find out you have to add extra postage to all your Christmas cards!!
I used glittered decorative paper for these cards. To add some variety to my card kits I added glittery elements to several sheets of decorative paper using Versamark ink and glitter embossing powder. The top example is one that I glittered. Hard to see the difference on these scans.
So we layered a trimmed strip of vellum, colour printed with a greeting, over the small rectangle of decorative paper and glued the ends to the back. Added the ribbon to the left by wrapping around the back and tying a double knot on the front. Layered this over a rectangle of coordinating cardstock and layered that over the decorative paper that was glued to the card front. Nestibilities makes this card a breeze!! Cutting all of these by hand would be a lot of work and a challenge to make them all neat so you could reuse the cut out section.
Made these with a bunch of different glittery paper so had lots of different looking cards!!