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LAST Christmas Handmade Cards Ideas Step by Step

Today for the last in my Christmas Traditions punch box feature, I want to show you Christmas hand made cards ideas step by step.  And you know it’ll be simple – and fast.  ‘Cause it’s Keep it Simple Sunday!

Christmas Handmade Cards Ideas Step by Step

Let’s see…

  • traditional red and green
  • some silver shine and shimmer
  • a pretty polka dot see-thru ribbon

Yessirreee, got all the bases covered!

The punch box makes this card a snap with its fun shape.  I’ve matted it by taking a second Real Red punch and cutting it in half width-wise and gluing it to the back of the sentiment.  In fact it’s exactly what I did with the greeting on this twist fold card video

Here’s another view.

So FUN to Make Christmas Handmade Cards Ideas Step by Step

So let’s dive in!

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Real Red cardstock 5 1.2” x 8 1/2”, scored at 4 1/4”, scraps
  • Whisper White cardstock – 4” x 5 1/4”, scrap
  • All is Bright DSP – 3 3/4” x 5”
  • Silver Foil sheet – 1 1/8” x 1 5/8”
  • Polka dot tulle ribbon – piece about 10”

Christmas Handmade Cards Ideas Step by Step for Quick Cards

Christmas Hand Made Cards Ideas Step by Step

  1. Stamp greeting in Call Me Clover ink and punch out.
  2. Punch out a Real Red shape and cut in half horizontally.  Glue to the back of the greeting so one frames the top and one frames the bottom of the sentiment.  See the TIP on my Facebook Group
  3. Glue to front of silver foil rectangle so the edges are aligned as shown.
  4. Adhere All is Bright paper to Whisper White panel.  Wrap ribbon along left hand side and tie in a knot near the bottom.  TIP: Don’t pull the knot too tight as it looks a bit more pleasing.  Glue panel to front of folded card.
  5. Affix matted greeting to left bottom of card with dimensionals.
  6. Add three clear epoxy shapes as desired.

Christmas Handmade Cards Ideas Step by Step are FUN!

So I’m wondering. Which has been your favourite project with the Christmas Traditions Punch Box so far?  Leave me a comment please so I don’t need to wonder anymore!

  1. my Christmas bag and tag?  
  2. the elegant decorated clear tiny treat box
  3. my non-traditional coloured soft and classy greeting card
  4. or today’s traditional coloured quick and easy card?

PS.  I also did an exclusive FB Live project for my VIPeeps group yesterday.  Come join now and take a peek. 

No matter what you design with this punch, stamps and ink, your projects big and small are sure to please your friends and family.  How about making little gift tags for your presents?  Or a cellophane wrapped table favour?  Maybe a gift card holder?  I know your punch box will come in handy for years!

To recreate this project, here are all my supplies.  When you use host code NXX3MJV4 and place an order of $75, you’ll automatically get my bonus gift the following month!   Check out this month’s gift.  Thanks so much for supporting my business.

Let's See How SIMPLE Christmas Handmade Cards Ideas Step by Step Are!

Well, that about wraps up my Christmas cards for this year!  Yup, I figure you’ve got lots of ideas to keep you going if you need a last minute Christmas card crafting session.  You only need to take a peek at the last few weeks of Keep It Simple Sundays for some fast and fun inspiration.

But don’t worry.  I’ve still got lots of festive ideas for your last minute gifts and wrapping starting with Tuesday’s project.  Make sure you check back to see what it is! 

Besides, I think maybe you might like to get a few non-Christmas ideas too maybe?  From the Annual Catalogue?  Yeah that old dusty thing that’s chock full of creativity but hasn’t seen a lot of love lately? And I’m also going to start sneaking in a few peeks at items from the Occasions catalogue available in January.  Yippee!

So there’s all kinds of things coming to keep you inspired.  And if you do need another last minute card, make sure to come back to these Christmas hand made cards ideas step by step to some quick crafting.

Simple Two Step Stamping Christmas Card

Ready for a simple two step stamping Christmas card?  One notecard, one stamp set, three colours. 

And if you want to really be fancy, add three rhinestones. 😄

Elegant & OH SO Simple Two Step Stamping Christmas Cards

My 2018 Christmas set of the year has got to be Stylish Christmas.  For quick and gorgeous stamping, it can’t be beat.  I especially  loved it on this embossed vellum design.  Not only are the poinsettia and leaves pretty, the greetings can take centre stage like on this plaid card.  

You know it’s Keep It Simple Sunday right?  So that means super duper easy!  YOU can do this!  In about 5 minutes.  Or less!  (I’m really not pulling your leg!) 


A Simple Two Step Stamping Christmas Card


Cuttin’ It Up

  • Whisper White notecard – 1 including the envelope

That’s IT!!  WOW! 

Let’s Make It

Why Not Try Simple Two Step Stamping Christmas Cards?

  1. Stamp poinsettia in Fresh Fig ink on right hand side of the notecard.  TIP: Leave notecard lying flat to stamp.  TIP: Don’t go off the edge.  Leave a little space around the flower.
  2. Next stamp leaves two or three times to the right of poinsettia in Pear Pizzazz ink.
  3. Then stamp swirl to left of flower in Smoky Slate ink.  TIP: It’s OK if you get some swirl on the poinsettia!
  4. Lastly, stamp the words on the bottom right in Smoky Slate ink.

TIP:  I stamped the swirl again on the left side of the envelope to dress it up a tad too.

Simple Two Step Stamping Christmas Cards

Now if you want to jazz this same card up just a tad, take a look at this version.

What's not to LOVE about Simple Two Step Stamping Christmas Cards?

Same colours, same stamp.  Can you spot the differences?

  • a swirl the same colour as my poinsettia
  • larger piece of Whisper White cardstock
  • coloured layers  (three of ‘em)
  • three Sheer Fig ribbons wrapped side-by-side on the left
  • a fancy Petal Pink rhinestone gem

Grab your supplies now!  There’s still time to have the little UPS truck zip to your house with a fun delivery so you can make these for the holidays.

Are you a minimalist or do you like something a bit fussier?  Leave me a comment.  Which of these two cards appeals to you more?

QUICK & SIMPLE Two Step Stamping Christmas Cards

I LOVE Simple Two Step Stamping Christmas Cards!

If you prefer simple styles, you might like these other designs.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Make sure to check back as I post easily duplicatable designs every Sunday.  Ones that don’t look simple at all. 

So you can WOW your friends with a simple two step stamping Christmas card they will marvel at and still have time for eggnog and fruitcake this holiday!

Santas Workshop Simple Christmas Card Ideas

Santas Workshop simple Christmas card ideas are a snap!  Fast & fun! And just like every other Sunday post, SIMPLE!

But let’s get personal for a teensy weensy moment of time…

Are you a stamping snob?  Does every card you make HAVE to have stamping on it or it just doesn’t LOOK complete?

Would you NEVER send a card out the door that hasn’t felt the sweet touch of a rubber or photopolymer stamp?

Well you just might change your mind with today’s cute card. 

Santas Workshop Simple Christmas Card Ideas

See? What’s not to love about this sweet snowman card?  Even without a greeting in sight.

Can you see he’s tossing a few snowballs around?  White flocked snowballs no less!

And did you see it’s snowing in the background?  Take another peek.

What's not to LOVE about Santas Workshop Simple Christmas Card Ideas?

Here’s a little TIP to help you think outside the box.  MAX out your embossing folders!

Here, don’t you think the sequins embossing folder makes awesome snow?  Who’dda thunk it? 

And I used the Polka Dots Basics the other day to make a “sorta” Poppy Parade snow background

Now, what folders do you have you could you use a bit creatively?

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Thick Whisper White cardstock – 1 piece 4” x 5 1/4”, 1 piece 4 1/4” x 11”, scored at 5 1/2”
  • Smoky Slate and Pool Party yardsticks – scraps at least 3 1/2” x 2 1/2”
  • Pool Party shimmer ribbon – piece about 7” long


Santa’s Workshop Simple Christmas Card Ideas


Timesaving TIPS for Santas Workshop Simple Christmas Card Ideas

Let’s Make It

  1. Emboss piece of Whisper White with Sequins embossing folder.  Set aside.
  2. Centre 2 1/2” x 1 1/2” oval over snowman on Santa’s Workshop DSP and run through Big Shot.  TIP: cut your piece of patterned paper as small as possible to get the most images for cards like this.
  3. Cut next size scalloped oval from Pool Party paper and the next sized regular oval from Smoky Slate. TIP: you can run all three framelits through your Big Shot at one go.
  4. Glue ovals together then to right front of sequin embossed panel.
  5. Attach panel to front of folded card.  TIP: I like using foam adhesive strips since I think I have a “sturdier” card.
  6. Tie a small bow and adhere with a glue dot above snowman. TIP: Make a bow in a wink with my super quick bow tying video

To make your own Santas Workshop simple Christmas card ideas here are all the supplies.  Thanks so much for shopping with me.

Want some Santas Workshop Simple Christmas Card Ideas?

OK, enough reading.  Get crafting! Use up that patterned paper we all like to hoard *ahem*, save for that perfect occasion! 

And with Santas Workshop simple Christmas card ideas like these I predict you’ll be ordering another package right away!

Make Christmas Cards with Alcohol Markers

Grab your Stampin’ Blends and let’s make Christmas cards with alcohol markers that are quick and cute! 

I LOVE the Seasonal Chums set and realized I haven’t used it much this year.  So when I decided on a “snowfall” product of the week, I knew the cutie-pie snowman was up!

Why Not Make Christmas Cards with Alcohol Markers?

How do you like the snow? 

If you have the Ruffled dynamic embossing folder, it’s a pretty cool (no pun intended 😜) way to make snowbanks.  Just run your Whisper White through your Big Shot and trim along the top ruffle and POW!  Instant snow!

I don’t think I’ve told you lately how much I adore our Stampin’ Blends marker, have I?  Here’s why they’re a super way to colour…

  • Quick colouring.
  • Easy to use (yes, even for beginners!).
  • Fantastic colour coordination.
  • Seamless colour blending.
  • So many colours to choose from.

See all my tips in this blog post if you’re a bit shy about trying them.

I want to show you a close-up shot of my colour blending on little Frosty.

Have you tried to make Christmas cards with alcohol markers yet?

I think it probably took me about 7 1/2 minutes to get him stamped and coloured.  (Yup a bit like Goldilocks here.  Not 5, not 10, but RIGHT in the middle!)

Now I have to admit, it is Keep It Simple Sunday, and this card IS simple.  Honest. 

But there are a few more steps than normal.  So the supply list is a little longer too.  😬  But don’t you love the results?

I LOVE to make Christmas cards with alcohol markers

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Shaded Spruce cardstock – 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” scored at 4 1/4”
  • Whisper White thick cardstock – one piece 3” x 4” and two scraps at least 3” square
  • Real Red cardstock – scrap at least 2 1/2” square
  • Real Red Mixed Satin ribbon – piece about 3” long


Make Christmas Cards with Alcohol Markers

Let’s Make It

  1. Stamp snowman in Memento ink on scrap of Whisper White.  Colour with alcohol markers.  TIP: I used Light Smoky Slate and Light Pool Party along the left side of his body then used the Colour Lifter to blend out.  TIP: Since you are colour small areas, use the bullet tip side of the marker.
  2. Apply a wash of Wink of Stella over entire snowman body when finished colouring to add some sheen.
  3. Create snowbanks with the Ruffled Dynamic embossing folder and the 3” x 4” piece of White cardstock as outlined above. Glue to front bottom of folded card.
  4. Stick Frosty to left of “snowbanks” with dimensionals.
  5. Stamp your words in Shaded Spruce ink on the scrap of thick Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out with Starburst punch.  Punch out Real Red circle with 2 1/4” punch.  Layer together with liquid glue or SNAIL.
  6. Overlap piece of ribbon and attach to left side of circle with a glue dot.  Stick to top right of card with dimensionals.  TIP: overlap at least one dimensional on your ribbon to ensure it stays “stuck”.
  7. Add one red rhinestone to ampersand to finish off.

TADAH!  A fun card for ANYONE on your Christmas list!

Let's make Christmas cards with alcohol markers

The Seasonal Chums set is intended to be used for tags.  And they’re super that way.  But here’s another fabulous design I LOVE my friend Leslie shared showcasing the front and back nature of them.

Wanna craft up some snowman fun for yourself?  Here’s all the supplies I used so you can re-create Frosty.


Are you a snowman fiend?  Then this little guy might be right up your stamping alley.  There’s so many ways to colour him:  Stampin’ Write markers, watercolour pencils, your AquaPainter… 

But I predict your friends and family will LOVE HIM made with your Stampin’ Blends.   So pull ‘em out and make Christmas cards with alcohol markers and get ready for the WOW’s!

Christmas Card Heat Embossing Ideas

Not only do I have some quick and easy Christmas card heat embossing ideas for you.

Today I also want you to be inspired by nature and the peaceful beauty of the Christmas season with this card.

Christmas Card Heat Embossing Ideas

Many, many years ago, I featured a Christmas fir on my festive greeting.  Inside I had hand lettered the entire Alfie the ChristmasTree  song by John Denver and the Muppets.  Have you ever heard of it?  Although those two together might not really “fit” for you, that was, and I think still is, my favourite Christmas album.

Now if you’re drawing a blank about that album, this might help. Go WAAAAY back (to 1979) and you’ll hear it has a message that bears remembering still today.  Not just at Christmas but all throughout the year.

“It’s in each and everyone one of us to be wise.  Find your heart, open up both your eyes.  We can all know everything, without ever knowing why.  It’s in everyone one of us, by and by.”

Aren’t they beautiful?

QUICK & SIMPLE Christmas Card Heat Embossing Ideas


Christmas Card Heat Embossing Ideas


Now what was my thought process as I sat down to create this card for you?

  1. First, it needs to reclaim some of that peaceful message feel.
  2. Then, I want to include heat embossing on it to finish up my Weekly Feature.
  3. It has to be “doable” in under 10 minutes.
  4. Since I had so much fun with the Winter Woods stamp set on this card,  I wanted to show some versatility with it.  But using the fir tree this time.
  5. If I can include a watercoloured image, bonus!

Let’s take a closer peek at the two sets I’ve used for this nature inspired card, Winter Woods and Timeless Tidings.

Christmas card heat embossing ideas

Christmas card heat embossing ideas

So now you know what I was thinking and have seen these beautiful sets up close, let me give you the measurements and steps.

Bits & Bites

  • Merry Merlot cardbase – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2”, scored at 4 1/4”
  • Watercolour paper – 3 1/2” x 4 3/4”
  • Copper foil – 3 5/8” x 4 7/8”
  • Tranquil Tide – 1 1/4” x 5 1/2”

Simple Steps

  1. Stamp pine bough repeatedly onto strip of Tranquil Tide with Versamark and glue to front left of folded card.
  2. Ink words from Timeless Tidings with Versamark and stamp onto bottom middle of water-colour paper.  TIP: Rub Embossing Buddy lightly over watercolour paper.  See why this is a great add-on to your stamping supplies in this post. TIP:  Since this paper has a bumpy surface, using your Stamparatus to do this may give you the best results.  See how to use the Stamparatus here.
  3. Sprinkle with Copper embossing powder and heat with your heat tool.
  4. Ink fir tree with Tranquil Tide.
  5. Hold stamp up about 6-8” away and spritz with water with Stampin’ Spritzer about 2-3 times.  TIP: It’s best to not make it dripping wet.
  6. Stamp onto middle of piece of watercolour paper.  TIP:  hold your stamp a few seconds longer than you would normally.  Don’t press any harder, just hold it still.  Lift off and let dry.
  7. Glue to piece of copper foil then use dimensionals to attach to the front of your card.  TIP: Use a stronger glue here like Liquid glue or Tear & Tape to hold the bumpier surface of the watercolour paper secure.


I LOVE Quick and Easy Christmas Card Heat Embossing Ideas

What’s one of the best parts for this card?  Stamp & emboss many of these in no time. Yes, even with watercoloring AND heat embossing.  TIP: spritz your stamp another time and get a second – and maybe even ONE more time for a lighter third impression.  They will still look lovely with a much softer feel.

Now it’s time to get into your stamp studio.  Pull out your stamps and watercolour paper and start spritzing for a peaceful Christmas card this year. Here are all the supplies I used. 

Pretty Christmas Card Heat Embossing Ideas

In the words of John Denver, “It’s in each and everyone one of us to be wise.  Find your heart, open up both your eyes.  We can all know everything, without ever knowing why.  It’s in everyone one of us, by and by.”

I love this song and the words are ones to live by.  So as you’re thinking about Christmas card heat embossing ideas and your festive greetings, keep these words close and your cards will be sure to have a peaceful beauty.


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