Homemade Christmas Cards
DIY Confetti Card
You don't have to spend department store-prices to get a confetti-filled handmade Christmas card this year! With a batch of homemade-confetti, a blank card, and a clear bag, you can make this card in no time! Make one for a friend, or cut and fill several cards at once to create a matching set.
Homemade Christmas Bird Card
These sweet handmade Christmas cards will bring the gladest of tidings with this easy-to-make set. Cut out bird bodies, hat shapes and wings from of a mix of solid and patterned green and red papers. Use a hole punch to make the hat pom-poms and the birds' eyes. Add white cardstock hat bands and black cardstock beaks, then use black and white gel pens to create the bird's legs and the stitched look on the body.
Felt Santa Claus Christmas Card
This creative felt Santa Christmas card is a merry way to send good tidings this year. Using our patterns, cut the pieces for Santa's beard and hat from red, green, pink, dark gray, and white felt. Cut a 5-1/2-inch circle from peach cardstock and glue to a same size piece of white cardstock -- you'll write your Christmas greeting on the back. Starting with Santa's beard, glue on the white pieces of felt in layered rows, starting at the bottom of the card. Add the mustache, mouth, cheeks, and eyes.
Cut two 5-inch strips each from red, green, and pink felt. Braid together to form the two strings in Santa's hat, adhering each to the card about 2 inches from the bottom. Next, cut the middle part of the hat from green felt and attach each side to the card atop the braided felt. Cut the felt stripes from our pattern in the colors shown or in your own mix of colors, and adhere to the card. Add a festive sprig of felt holly with berries on top of Santa's hat to finish the card.
Red-Nose Reindeer Christmas Card
This elegant and simple Christmas card features a character everyone loves -- Rudolph. Cut him from dark green cardstock using a deer-shape punch. Glue the centers of three circular doilies to the center of a solid green card, then glue a circular piece of book paper to the the top doily. Adhere the Rudolph shape to the center of the card, and add his red nose, hole punched from red cardstock. Give the envelope the same vintage feel as the card by adding a liner cut from scrapbook paper with a vintage pattern.
Santa's Eye Chart Christmas Card
Create a clever Christmas card by hiding a fun holiday message in an eye chart. Use a computer to type the eye chart and print onto a sheet of white cardstock. Trim and fold the card, and then use a Santa stamp and red ink to finish the look.
Santa's Little Helper Christmas Card
Add a special holiday touch with an adorable personalized Christmas card this year. All you need to make this creative Christmas card is a cute photo, a transparency layer, ribbon, and a few jingle bells. Cut a circle from a black-and-white photo of your child and attach to the front of a solid cardstock card, and cut a rectangle from a transparency sheet in the same size as the card. Line up the transparency sheet with the front of the card and punch two small holes, and attach the sheet to the card with ribbon or brads.
Using a white paint pen, draw a border with white dots or snowflakes on the transparency paper - don't forget a holiday greeting! For the final touch, add a red nose, silver antlers and jingle bells.
Christmas Tree Card with Buttons
Dress up a plain white card in minutes with patterned paper cut into a half-Christmas tree shape. Adorn the tree with color-coordinating buttons adhered with small amounts of glue, and finish with a star sticker on the top of the tree.
Colorful Christmas Trees Card
Create this pretty Christmas tree scene for your holiday card with scrapbook paper. Fold an 8-1/2 x 5-1/2-inch piece of white cardstock in half to make the card. Cut a wavy line from a 2-inch strip of blue or teal scrapbook paper; attach to the top of the card. Cut 4-6 triangles each from green and blue scrapbook paper as shown; adhere to the card in three rows, leaving a space at the right of the second row for the larger tree.
In the empty space in the second row, hot-glue a tiny twig to the card. Cut a large triangle from a piece of patterened paper; adhere to the card using a crafts foam dot so that it lines up with the twig to make a 3-D Christmas tree. Finish the large Christmas tree by attaching sequins to the scrapbook paper and sticking on a glittery star for the tree topper.
Hanging Ornament Christmas Card
Hang a single ornament for a simple homemade Christmas Card. Fold a piece of solid cardstock in half, and use a ruler to draw a black line from the top of the card, referring to the photo. Use a large circle punch to create an ornament from brightly colored patterned paper, attach to the bottom right-hand corner of the card with an adhesive dot. Cut the ornament top shape from white cardstock; attach with a small amount of glue. Embellish the black line with gem stickers, and place the card in a fun envelope.
Santa Christmas Card
This sweet Santa suit Christmas Card holds a surprise tucked inside, making it an extra-special personalized Christmas card. Gatefold a piece of red cardstock to create the pocket, then adhere strips of scallop-edge white cardstock, referring to the photo for placement.
To make the belt, adhere a strip of black cardstock to the lower half of the card and punch a square from glittery cardstock. Attach the square shape to the black strip. Tuck your gift inside the card.
Wrap white embroidery thread around the top flap twice and secure with a dab of glue in the back. Tie on a die-cut gift tag.
Pretty Pink Christmas Card
Handmade Christmas cards don't get cuter than this. To make this quick and easy Christmas card, attach a piece of festive patterned paper to the front of a solid card. Stamp an image of a stitched tree onto a piece of striped patterned paper, cut it out, and attach it to the patterned piece with a raised adhesive. For the finishing touch, use a gem or brad to create the tree topper.
Homemade Christmas Tree Card
This creative Christmas tree card is made from folded strips of patterned paper. To make the festive tree, gather five strips of patterned paper in different colors and cut or punch a decorative edge on one long side of each. Accordion-fold them with a stylus or other scoring tool to get uniform folds, and layer the folded strips to form a Christmas tree shape. Cover a punched star with liquid adhesive, attach to the tree, then sprinkle with glitter for a finishing touch. Secure the tree the cream cardstock with adhesive dots.
Recycled Magazine Christmas Card
Send a unique Christmas card made from a collage of recycled magazine pages to a few special people this year. Fold an 8-1/2x5-1/2-inch piece of white cardstock in half to make the card. Look through a few magazine issues to find photos and words you want to highlight. Cut images into strips to fit the card and adhere them as desired. (Alternate black-and-white with color strips for a cool effect.) Dress up the envelope by cutting a single photo to fit the envelope's opening.
Musical Greeting Card
This simple, handmade Christmas card will jingle all the way to the mailbox! Pretty ribbon frames a neat square of layered handmade papers and a festive wreath. To complete the look, arrange and glue miniature bells in a wreath shape and top with a tidy grosgrain ribbon bow.
Cute Reindeer Christmas Card
Deliver a fun holiday message with this bright and cheery reindeer card. To make, fold a piece of patterned scrapbook paper in half lengthwise. Use a die-cutting tool to create various shapes; adhere to your card with scrapbook adhesive. Add a bit of extra fun with three-dimensional scrapbook stickers, and use letter stickers to spell a short greeting.
Cut a curved snow mound from white paper and glue it to blue patterned cardstock. Cut snowman bodies from white paper and add orange triangle noses. Use a pen or thin paper pieces to create stick arms and eyes, and then attach sticker letters to the snowman bellies to spell out a winter greeting.
Warmest Wishes Christmas Card
A string of colorful mitten shapes goes across the front of this holiday card, making it appropriate for the whole season. Send along your warmest wishes by layering patterned paper and holiday ribbon onto a plain card. String die-cut mittens across the top with embroidery thread. Apply a very small amount of clear-drying glue to the center of the string bows to keep them tied.
Hanging Stockings Christmas Card
Glue a piece of green patterned paper to the top half of a folded piece of white cardstock. Add a piece of striped pink-and-green ribbon below the paper. Use pink ink to stamp three stockings at the bottom of the card. To finish the card, stamp a holiday saying on a thin strip of plain white cardstock and attach to the front of the card with brads.
Season's Greetings Christmas Card
This handmade Christmas Card is easy to duplicate -- perfect if you have lots of names on your card list. Stamp and trim snowflake images and combine them with a stamped sentiment tied with ribbon, a scalloped border, and a strip of patterned paper on a folded card base. Use different colored stamps and papers to make each card unique.
Jingle Bells Card
Ring in the holidays with a card that proclaims its presence. Cover the bottom two-thirds of a plain card with red paper. Use embroidery floss to attach jingle bells to a strip of white cardstock, and then use green floss to sew the embellished strip to the front of the card. Add a holiday message with sticker letters.