Welcome to Pam Larmore with P.S. I Love You Crafts. I've invited her to share her love for making handmade cards. It's so nice to give and receive handmade cards. I hope you enjoy these easy handmade Christmas cards and the simple instructions on how to make your own!
I’ve been crafting handmade cards for 12 years. I have made everything from simple notecards to complicated 3D designs that have taken hours to assemble. I want to introduce you to card making by sharing three Easy Handmade Christmas Cards that you can make with just a few supplies.
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These cards use simple layouts that are easy to copy and change for any occasion. I used a 6x6 paper stack that has a combination of foiled and embossed Christmas papers with a vintage feel.
Supplies Used for these Easy Christmas Cards
- Jingle All the Way Premium Paper Pat by Trim Craft
- Classic Peace Stamp by Stampendous
- Merry Christmas Stamp 95922K by Inkadinkado
- Dark Brown Ink
- Off white cardstock
- Brown cardstock
- Tiny gold star stickers from Stampendous
- Tan adhesive pearls
- 1" scalloped Martha Steward circle punch
- 1 1/4" EK Success Circle Punch
- 1 1/2" EK Success Circle Punch
- 2" Scalloped Circle Punch
- E-Z Runner Scrapbook adhesive
- Pop Dots
All three cards start the same. The card bases are 8 ½” x 5 1/5” off white cardstock, folded in half. Then, they each Christmas Card has a 5 ¼” x 4” brown cardstock mat.
The first Christmas card was the easiest. It has a really simple design, but the papers make it a classic Christmas Card. You could create a stack of these in no time. The brown patterned paper is 5” x 3 ¾”, and the striped paper is 5” x 1 ½”. I stamped Merry Christmas in dark brown ink and added three adhesive pearls to the lower left corner.
One of the papers in the stack has embossed Christmas words on it. It worked great for this blocked layout. The pieces measure 3 ¾” x 1 ½” and 1 ¼” x 2 ¼”. Since there are words on the paper, make sure you cut them in the correct direction so the words aren’t sideways.
I used a piece of 2 ¼” x 3 ¾” off white cardstock to stamp the dove in brown ink, and I had a small scrap of off white and tan measuring 1 ½” x 1 ¼” that worked great for the lower right corner. To finish the card, I added stick on gold embossed stars that I had in my stash.
The third homemade Christmas card was also super easy, but it does require a few more tools. The dotted paper is 5” x 3 ¾”. The patterned paper through the middle is 5” x 1 ¼”.
The Santa that’s in the center of the card was on one of the patterned papers. There were several different pictures, but I loved the dark red, embossed Santa.
There are 4 different circles creating the center. I punched the Santa out using a 1” scalloped circle. The second circle is 1 ¼” tan patterned paper. Under that is a pop dot to give the card some dimension.
A 2” scalloped circle punched from solid brown card stock is on the bottom, and a 1 ½” striped circle is on top of it.
I love having lots of layers on my cards. It’s a great way to add interest and make elements stand out.
I hope these Easy Handmade Christmas cards inspire you to create cards for the holidays this year. Some of the simplest cards are also the most beautiful.
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