5 Handmade Christmas Card Ideas

| September 22, 2012 | 18 Comments

I was set a challenge by Getting Personal ( www.gettingpersonal.co.uk ) to make 5 different Christmas cards.  Not one to back away from a challenge, I decided to challenge myself into making them without buying anything else, so keeping them as thrifty as possible.  I’m going to be attempting my handmade Christmas again this year, so thought this would be the perfect opportunity to practice a few ideas too.

You can see, some cards and tags that I made last year HERE & HERE.  I loved the brussels sprout cards, and I may be using those again, as it was such a simple but funny idea I thought.

5 ideas for handmade christmas cards

 

So, my first idea for this year was Christmas baubles, which I thought it would be perfect for all my crafty friends.

handmade Christmas Cards buttons

All I used was double side small sticky pads, to fix the buttons in place.  A fine liner to draw the thread and bow, and a piece of ribbon that has been in my ribbon box all year. I knew it would come in handy at some point!  In fact, I used it again in the next card.  I also used double-sided sticky tape to fix the ribbon.

The second card, I thought would be great for my Dad, as he loves carpentry and making things.

handmade christmas card

This is an old postcard, that I again had put away with my craft materials. I glued it onto an ordinary bank card, and livened it up using by the ribbon again.  I do like cards that are understated.

My third handmade Christmas card idea, I would give to close family.

Handmade Christmas Card

I think this is my favourite. I love this photograph of my two gorgeous girls giggling away.

I choose to make it black and white, as I thought it really suited the image. I also managed to find stitch lettering on picmonkey, to match some paper that I had. I used double-sided sticky tape for both the paper, which is quite heavy weight and the photograph.

My fourth card, I thought would work well for people whom I was perhaps giving money, or gift cards to instead of wrapped christmas presents.

handmade christmas card

It is just a gift tag with some decorations made out of glitter paper.

Finally my fifth Christmas card, is another design with my girls take a staring roll. I thought this would be great for family of friends.

Christmas Card handmade

I took a photograph of them each. One of Miss N, pretending to be holding the J of ‘Joy’ and Miss A looking at the Y. For the O I used a badge, as I liked the idea of the card being 3D.

So there you have it, my 5 handmade Christmas card ideas.

Thank you for reading

Disclaimer: I received a gift card from Getting Personal for this post.

 

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  1. Nyssapod
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    Some lovely ideas there! Of course I like the ‘cross stitch’ style one best :)
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  2. Nikki Thomas says:

    Wow those are gorgeous I love them. You are clever x
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  3. Liz
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    They are so lovely! I love the one with your girls on, I think I’ll be doing some like that this year.

  4. Liz Burton
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    These are all brilliant!
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  5. Becky
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    Amanda these are really awesome can this be a guest post over at family budgeting in Decemeber? let me know what you think and well done you …you are an artiste!
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  6. Helena Tyce says:

    These are lovely Amanda – I love the baubles one :)

  7. Jess says:

    Your bauble card is my favourite. The card with pictures on are really nice too and are not just a card but decoration too!

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