Homemade Christmas Cards

Card making is a very popular paper craft. This Christmas try sending beautiful handmade cards to friends and family. They will treasure the sentiment and the very personal touch. This is a guide about homemade Christmas cards.

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November 15, 2015 Flag
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Make a Christmas card with an angel as the star of the card. With soft hues of brown, caramel and gold, and her transparent wings, this angel is sure to steal the recipient's heart. A great way to share some Christmas magic!

Vintage Angel Christmas Card

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November 3, 2015 Flag
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Celebrate Christmas with this beautiful snow pine card. The card uses the traditional colors associated with the festive season. This card is sure to make the recipient feel special for receiving such a thoughtful card. You can even make a few of these cards for colleagues and neighbors alike. Have fun!

Approximate Time: 30 minutes

Yield: one cardfinished card

Supplies:

  • 8.2 x 6 inch light green shimmer cardstock
  • 5.6 x 3.7 inch red cardstock
  • A5 sized white textured cardstock
  • one silver star
  • 0.5 in wide self-adhesive silver fabric tape
  • nine 8mm clear self-adhesive flat-sided flower rhinestones
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • standard scissors
  • quick-drying craft glue (such as Bostik Clear)

Steps:

  1. Score the light green cardstock to create a card sized 6" x 4.1". With the fold at the left, centre and glue the red cardstock to the front of the card.
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  3. Use the ruler to measure strips with a width of 1.2" on the white cardstock.
  4. Cut seven strips with the following lengths: 3.3"; 3.0"; 2.5"; 2.2"; 1.7"; 1.4" and 1.1".
  5. Cut small incisions, two thirds into each strip, to simulate the pine-tree leaves.
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  7. Cut the top part of the 1.1" piece into a triangular shape.
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  9. Starting with the biggest strip, glue the seven strips to the front of the card to simulate a pine-tree. Glue the second strip directly above the first one, then the third, then the fourth, etc., until the "tree" has been completed.
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  11. Add the star to the top of the tree.
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  13. Add a strip of fabric tape to the top of the card and cut off any protruding edges. Use another piece of fabric tape to add a tree branch.
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  15. Glue the nine flower rhinestones in random places on the card.
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November 7, 2012 Flag

A Christmas ornament is the inspiration for this card. Get the children to help cut out the circles and make a batch of these cards to send out as seasonal greetings.

Finished ornament card.

Approximate Time: 10 mins.

Supplies:

  • 1 sheet holiday theme paper
  • 1 holiday ribbon (green with red dot metallic)
  • 1 hollyberries (from Making Memories)
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • circle template (4-inch-diameter)

Steps:

  1. Fold 8 x 4 inch patterned paper in half. Then lay the circle template on fold. Draw the shape and cut it out.

    Note: I used the ribbon spool as a template
  2. Card before folding.
  3. Cut 11 inch length of ribbon and tie into a bow. Trim the ends at an angle. Glue on top of card.
  4. Card with bow added.
  5. Adhere hollyberries in the center of bow.

Envelope size: 5x5 in.

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Make this Christmas card to bring Seasons Greetings from your house to a neighbor's house, and spread some Christmas cheer.

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This button wreath with red gems creates a beautiful card decoration.

Straight on view of finished card.

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Use a combination of scrapbook papers and embossing techniques to create a stylish card for Christmas.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: "Let us be silent that we may hear the whisper of God." An angel is a messenger that brings holy messages, and during Christmas time it is a festive symbol that most of us can associate with. Make a Christmas card with a little angel as the focal point.

finished card

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Make a Christmas card with chiming bells to spread a message of joy during this festive season. The bells serve as a visual reminder of the spiritual reason behind Christmas, and the recipient of this card will be sure to feel blessed when receiving this card.

finished card

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Use glitter and fluffed felt to add a 3D effect to a stamped image of Father Christmas. Add a patchwork design and Christmas-themed belt ribbon to make a card that will bring a merry message to the recipient.

finished card

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Let your child have some holiday fun and get ready to spread some cheer, by making this project for Christmas.

Finished card.

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Christmas is traditionally a time of giving and of sharing small gifts with one another. Bring this tradition into your card-making skills and make this festive Christmas card. The gift on the front of the card will serve as a reminder of the greatest gift given to mankind, the real reason behind Christmas.

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You can quickly and easily make this festive holiday card.

Finished card.

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This Christmas, turn some of your never-been-used scrapbook paper into unique Christmas cards, and share some special memories with your loved ones. In this example, "Celebrate with Jack and Jill scrapbook paper" was used, but any other paper with a suitable theme will work. Be creative and have fun!

finished card

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Make a Christmas card with a row of Christmas trees against a winter background. Use Epsom salt to add some snow to the scene, and finish it off with a suitable mirror word. Make a few of these cards and you are ready to spread a message of "peace" to friends and colleagues alike.

Completed card

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Remember the Nativity star by making a card with a silver star as the main focal point. Use the colors of the winter season and add a few puffy stickers for a final touch. This message of "peace" is sure to bring a moment of joy to the recipient's heart.

completed card

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Make a Christmas card with a Christmas stocking as the focus point. Fill the stocking with memories of love, joy, and peace, and you are ready to share some special Christmas wishes with friends and colleagues alike. The beauty of this card is that it requires few materials, and is really a thrifty way of spreading some festive cheer.

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Use basic material to make a gorgeous Christmas card. The focal point of this card is a wreath with some Christmas trees. Add a celebratory message and share Christmas wishes with a family member of friend. This card is sure to make the recipient feel special during the festive season.

finished card

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A quick and inexpensive way to make a sweet Christmas card for a neighbor or colleague.

Finished card.

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Make a Christmas card with mock glass baubles as the focus point. Break away from the traditional colors, and use white and pink instead, to give the card a feminine touch. This card is sure to make the recipient feel special!

finished card

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December 22, 2008 Flag

Almond Joy Christmas cardInstead of plain ol' Christmas cards, I wanted to make something small for everyone at work. I made 50 of these and they were quick, cheap, and easy! It was about $7 for 2 bags of the Almond Joys, I had some card stock at home and printed the little cards out on my computer. I wonder what my co-workers will think when they see these little treats on their desks in the morning!

By Katja from Katy, TX

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Make this fun Christmas card for a special friend, and let him start dreaming of a white Christmas.

Make a small bow with the ribbon and glue it in position in the top right corner.

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Add the dimension of depth to your cards, really easily, using only pieces of cardboard!

Spotting Santa Christmas Card

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For most card makers the upcoming Christmas event will be celebrated with handmade joy. This darling, but to the point Christmas card is easily made from just a few supplies.

Nativity Christmas card 3

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October 26, 2009 Flag
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I used one of your reader's ideas to make my Christmas cards for last year. I'm quite handy on Photoshop and wanted to feature my daughter Harriet in a fun way. I was so pleased with the result and so was everyone that received the card.

Homemade Christmas card.

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December 7, 2006 Flag
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How can I make the cutest christmas cards for my friends? They need to be cheap.

Brittney from Burlington, Iowa

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I found some great ideas for the greetings or scriptures you can use on home made Christmas cards. Some are simple, some really pretty quotes. They also have free downloads for Christmas fonts. http://www.christmascardsayings.net

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How can I turn an old used Christmas card into a newer Christmas card, that is also cheap, creative, fun, and that several people can enjoy?

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