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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!

Christmas Handmade Card Making Ideas

I’ve got quick and simple Christmas handmade card making ideas you’re going to want to copy!  You’ve already seen me use the super adorable Santa’s Workshop DSP for these cute little table favours.    What about a cheerful card to go with them too?

FAST & FUN Christmas Handmade Card Making Ideas

Was I right?  Sweet huh?  Can’t you just imagine them in Santa’s workshop furiously building toys for all us good little girls and boys?

You may not know this. But I have it on good authority they love working on Stampin’ Up! toys too! 😉

 

Christmas Handmade Card Making Ideas

 

So let’s talk about my card and how you could change it up a couple different ways for even quicker crafting. 

Super ADORABLE Christmas Handmade Card Making Ideas

Version 1

For my featured card, the focal point is a strip of the fully coloured designer series paper.  I love that the artwork is sized perfectly so you can get a 5 1/2” strip for the front of a card that’s so cute.  Can you see the white flocking on each of their hats or presents?

Christmas Handmade Card Making Ideas for EVERYONE on your list!

I’ve glued my strip to a piece of Garden Green and left room at the bottom for my tiny stamped saying.

Then I took the Poppy Parade background up a notch by embossing it with the Polka Dot Basics embossing folder before gluing on my strip.

I sprinkled my dots with a few Shimmery White snowflakes for added sparkle. 

And of course, a few bits of rhinestone bling never go amiss do they?

FAST & FUN Christmas Handmade Card Making Ideas

Adding a coordinating envelope ties everything together.  I cut out one of the sign posts with my framelit, stamped the sign words, and glued it to the bottom left front.

My Tips for How To Make This Card Even Quicker

Version 2

  • Glue your strip of designer paper to the Garden Green and then to the front of a plain Poppy Parade card.  Or…

Version 3

  • Adhere your strip of designer paper directly onto your Poppy Parade folded card.

 

OK tell me. How you will make this card?  Version one, two or three?

Here’s all the supplies so you CAN create your own version.  Pssst…Did you see my Steal of a Deal this week over on my Facebook Group?  Join in now and I’ll send you this fabulous Santa’s Workshop paper with your Signs of Santa bundle purchase.

Quick & EASY Christmas Handmade Card Making Ideas

So has your holiday card making just begun?  Or have you had the lightning bolt of inspiration just strike and you’re madly creating as we “speak”?

Or maybe you’re reading this with a self-satisfied grin on your face because all your cards are designed AND addressed with a postage stamp ready for the postman. 

No matter which paper crafter you are (I’m definitely in the last group), I’ve still got loads of Christmas handmade card making ideas coming your way so be sure to check back often.

Use Sponge Daubers for Card Making | VIDEO

Want a simple way to use sponge daubers for card making

If you’ve got sponge daubers sitting at the bottom of one of your crafting drawers, pull ‘em out!  You’ll want one for every colour of ink once you see how easy it is to make quick cards with my video today.  

Take a peek at my super fast snowflake card using sponge daubers and your Snowfall thinlits.

Let me Show you How to Use Sponge Daubers for Card Making

I once again want to show you how to get a bit more life out of your crafting supplies.  This time, let’s use your metal thinlit dies as a template.

Before I get to the video, here is everything I used in case you want to follow along and make it with me.

Want to Know How to Use Sponge Daubers for Card Making?

Bits’n Bites

  • Merry Merlot – 4 1/4” x 11”, scored at 5 1/2”
  • Mossy Meadow – 4” x 5 1/4”
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
  • Merry Merlot and Copper ribbon – about 5”

 

How to Use Sponge Daubers for Card Making

 

 

Simple stamping is where I tend to go when I’m creating for others.  But if you think simple is boring, take a look at these other designs that you can make in 10 minutes or less!

EASY as 1-2-3 How to Use Sponge Daubers for Card Making

Guess what?  It’s time to get crafting. 

Whether you’ve got lots of time to get ready with your holiday cards – or it’s Dec 23rd as you’re seeing this – this card is simple, but packs lots of WOW!  Make it on glossy paper like my second version or on plain Whisper White.  Or switch it up and try it on darker paper. 

No matter what you try, I know you’ll have awesome results now you know how to use sponge daubers for card making!

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