Do you use scrapbook paper for handmade Christmas cards? If you want fast and fun designs, I hope you do! I’m not sure there’s any quicker way to get a card done lickety split! And after you see today’s card, you might just start!

Today’s card is an alternative one I made for a CASE the Cattie video earlier this fall. The focus is on making the envelope as the card is a different size from normal. Take a peek at it now.

Look how cute this is with the Sweet Stocking DSP and my Double Oval punch!

Use Scrapbook Paper for Handmade Christmas cards
Super cute Christmas card made with patterned papers

I love the expression on that little cat’s mug! He is definitely not very merry!

The greeting is from one of my most favourite stamp sets, Banner Year. It’s perfect for fall, Hallowe’en, Christmas and Valentine’s. Here’s another card made with it.

The paper is one of the patterns in the Sweet Stocking DSP. Here are all the fun designs, some background patterns and some images you can cut out with your Paper Snips like I did.

Use Scrapbook Paper for Handmade Christmas cards
Fun pet paper for the holidays

Aren’t they great? I have to admit it was the stockings that called to me first, but it’s been the pet papers I’ve used the most!

Use Scrapbook Paper for Handmade Christmas Cards

Here are a few tips to make this design at home.

Jo’s Design Tips

  • use the entire sheet to be the card – this one measures 3″ x 4 3/4″
  • leave a little white space around the image you cut out to make it appear bigger
  • offset the greeting to allow room for the ribbon “flag” to peek out the side
  • add some Shimmery Crystal Effects to the stocking toe and top for added sparkle
Use Scrapbook Paper for Handmade Christmas cards
Add some merry to someone’s holiday with this cute Sweet Stockings DSP!

Make someone smile!

This paper is soon to be retired. It will probably sell out very quickly so if you have someone who would get a kick out of these cute critters, now’s your chance to pick some up before the rush.

Pick it up – and any of the other supplies I used – by clicking here.

Make sure you coordinate your envelope to your card. Add your friend or family member’s name to the oval in Cherry Cobbler or Evening Evergreen ink and they will love it!

Use Scrapbook Paper for Handmade Christmas cards
A fun card with matching envelope for the animal lover in your life

I hope if you don’t alreadyuse scrapbook paper for handmade Christmas cards, you’ll give one a try now you’ve seen how sweet they can be!

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