Handmade Christmas Cards


Handmade christmas cards

Last year I decided to make my own Christmas cards for the first time, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I even attempted a couple of pop up Christmas tree cards after finding out how to make them on Pinterest.

This year I decided to keep them quite basic, but to use layers to make my cards stand out.

I bought some fabulous colourful card stock in bulk from Create & Craft TV, including the pretty metallics, and all my embellishments are from Hobbycraft. I also used double sided foam sticky pads which I cut down to fit each embellishment. You could use hot glue, but I like the pads as they give depth to the picture.I had fun creating these scenes with a wildlife them. It reminds me of those Christmas cards of old; they were always the most beautiful.

Here I built a layer from an A4 sheet of silver card to look like a snowy hill. I used this mini snowflake punch from Hobbycraft for £1 (similar here) to cut out snowflakes from the remaining silver card.

Green_Silver CardsThis was the first card I made. I love the little owl sitting on the branch.

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I also purchased these ready cut and folded Ivory cards with envelopes from Create & Craft TV. I wanted to portray the feeling of being in a forest and I love how the trees really stand out as the reindeer take flight above.

White_trees_cardThere’s something about the colours in these felt robins that works so well with the silver. These are mini cards, A6 in size.

Silver_robin_cardsNow I just need to make some envelopes and I am going to try and make them out of my Christmas fabrics. I will post an update and maybe a tutorial if they turn out well.

Remember that whatever you make is all the more special because it has been made by you, with thought and love.

Have you made your own Christmas cards? How did they turn out? Let me know in the comments below.

Happt crafting xx

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