Thursday, November 20, 2014

5 Quick and Easy DIY Christmas Card Ideas

5 Quick and Easy DIY Christmas Card Ideas

I have been very busy over the past few weeks preparing for a Christmas Card making session with a group of children from a local school.  I ended up making six designs.  Five of which I am sharing today.  The last card I will be sharing later this week.  I have completed Step by Step Instructions for that card and so it will be in a separate post.

These cards I designed with Simplicity and budget in mind. 

5 Quick and Easy DIY Christmas Card Ideas

The first card (above) is a simple design, but it took awhile to come together.  I cut red banners and embossed them first.  Then I layered the banner onto green paper.  Next I bought stickers from "Riot" which I placed in the middle of the banner and then added a red bow.  Finally I layered the banner onto silver card and then onto the base white card.  I love the silver card, but it is quite expensive.  It looks glittery, but it doesn't have a gritty texture.  It is actually smooth to touch and it went perfectly with the silver on the stickers.

5 Quick and Easy DIY Christmas Card Ideas

For this set of 30 cards I cut a variety of papers from my stash (great to use up lots of old sets that only have bits and pieces left).  I started with the circle die cut.  Then I added a snowflake sentiment (from Riot) and stuck that to the centre of the circle.  On top of the snowflake I glued a snowman sticker (again from Riot).  The sticker has a silver border which I really like.
Then I used my old Top Note Die Cut (that I haven't used in ages) and cut out 30 of those in a variety of papers.  Then I cut some strips to go down the middle of the card and layered the die cut on top.
I stamped a sentiment on white card and attached to the front.
This is my least favourite, only because it has way too many patterns going on here.  It makes my eyes a bit dizzy!! But hopefully with the kids cards I will match the papers a bit better!!  I completed this one in a bit of a rush!  So many other projects going on at the moment!!

5 Quick and Easy DIY Christmas Card Ideas

This is my favourite of all the cards because it is so simple and so cute!
One square of Kraft card layered onto one square of red card.
Then an angel sticker and a Merry Christmas sticker from Riot adhered to the centre.
(Maybe I should approach Riot about sponsoring me seeing I seem so in love with their stickers lol!  These stickers came in a huge barrel with sets of thirty and fifteen of each design for only $6!!!)


5 Quick and Easy DIY Christmas Card Ideas

This card was very simply made with embossed star background.  I picked green card because I have oodles of it in my stash that never get used.  (You could use something much nicer like Kraft or white and change the colours a bit.)  Three trees - sorry about the pencil marks, this was the first one I made and after this I realised it is better to draw the template on the back of the paper.  Three stars punched out and three silver sequins.  The "Wish" sentiment was cut from paper.  Each card will have a different sentiment as the paper was full of all different Christmas Words in a variety of sizes.

5 Quick and Easy DIY Christmas Card Ideas

For this one I created the paper myself. It was plain blue and I stamped snowflakes to make it look Christmas.  I stamped the sentiment on white card and layered it with Teal card.  Then added a silver ribbon and a teal gemstone.  Quick and easy.  This card could be made with any paper or colour scheme and a snowflake stamp.

So thats five simple Christmas Card ideas that you could easily reproduce yourself in some way.
My card making session with the children is today!
So wish me luck!!!

Alicia xx
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