Are you in a pinch this holiday season and need some Christmas cards? Maybe you want to make your own Christmas cards, but aren’t sure if you have time. I’ve designed 5 easy DIY Christmas cards that you can make at quickly and easily at home. You know you’ll need them! Last minute parties, no time to stop at the store, or a little something extra to add to gifts.
Plus, I have a 7-day email course to help you to make your Christmas cards in just 1 week! I break down step-by-step how you can make 10, 20, or even 50 cards quickly and easily. Get yourself ready this Christmas and learn how to make all of your cards in one week! All the info is at the bottom of this post.
But first, check out the 5 Easy DIY Christmas Card designs below, and don’t forget to sign up for the 7 days to make your Christmas cards email course.
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Standard Supplies Used to make Easy DIY Christmas Cards
- 8.5 x 11 Cardstock pack of 50 sheets in any color (I used white and kraft colors)
- A2 Envelopes (size 4.375 in by 5.75 inches)
- Paper trimmer (I love the Fiskars brand)
- Scoring Board & Envelope Tool (I use this one by Martha Stewart)
- Adhesive (Scotch ATG Tape Runner is my favorite)
Making a Standard A2 size card
Using an 8.5 x 11 piece of cardstock, cut it down the middle on the long 11-inch side. This should leave you with two pieces that measure 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches. Then score down the middle of each piece on the 8.5 inch side, so you create a fold in the card at the 4.25-inch mark. This will give you two perfectly sized cards that fit into the A2 envelopes.
5 Easy DIY Christmas Cards
Print and Cut your own designs using the Cricut
Finding cute designs for cards is a simple way to make a modern Christmas Card. It’s a simple print, cut, and attach the design to the outside of your card. Super easy and even if you decide to add any other embellishments, it won’t take you long to make each card.
For this card, I made custom designs using Canva, but you could also buy designs on Creative Market, Etsy, or from other digital scrapbook brands. If you want to make these cards even quicker, you can use your Cricut to help. I used the Cricut Print and Cut feature to help cut both the outside and inside messages. I used basic a basic shape, but you could upload complex shapes to print and cut on the Cricut. Not sure how to use the Print Then Cut feature on your Cricut? Check out this tutorial I made to learn how.
This might be one of the easiest cards to create if you want to make your Christmas cards this year. You can find out more about making your Christmas Cards in only 7 days. Learn more here to take part in the daily email course that teaches you how to make your Christmas cards in just ONE WEEK!
Use Project Life cards and value kits
A quick and easy way to decorate cards is to use Project Life holiday themed value kits. These kits are smaller and usually come with 100-150 pieces, including die-cuts. You get 4×6 cards, 3×4 cards, and die-cut embellishments. Some of my favorites are the Holly Jolly Value Kit and the Deck the Halls Value Kit. There is even a new one out called Merry Merry Value Kit that I can’t wait to get my hands on!
These kits make it very easy to create easy Christmas cards on the fly. You can throw a card together using the 3×4 cards and add a little die-cut and you are done! Super fast and so easy to get done. The phrases and colors are great and can go with any background card.
Add foil to your cards to give them an extra holiday cheer
A good way to really brighten up your cards easily is to add foil to them. There are a few options to achieve this effect but it does take some extra supplies. However, when completed, it is worth the extra effort. If you have a laser printer at home, this works great. If not, you can send your prints to Office Depot that usually print with same day service. You can learn more about how to add foil to any project using a laser printer in a recent tutorial I wrote.
It is easy to create designs (even if you don’t have Photoshop), in Canva. You can find clip art images, fonts and graphics for free on Canva to easily create your own designs. That’s how I made the backgrounds and Merry Christmas phrase for these cards. No time to learn Canva right now? You can download the background and phrase I used on these cards in my resource library. To get access to my free resource library where I share printables and other paper crafting goodies, sign up in this form right here!
Another great resource to create a background template is Creative Market. You can purchase graphics, fonts, and other scrapbooking digital papers. I found some chalkboard snowflakes that were super cute to use on any holiday projects. I also am in LOVE with these holiday phrases from a lovely artist from Ireland.
Washi tape Christmas cards
Who doesn’t love a cute washi tape design? You can create many different designs using the tape across the whole card like I did, or recreate a shape, like a Christmas tree.
You can do so many things with washi tape! It’s so easy and if you make a mistake, it’s easy to fix right away. There are always good deals on coordinating packs of washi tape and you can find a ton of options on Amazon, like this cute set of 8 holiday themed rolls.
Use random scrapbooking products and embellishments
Maybe you only need one or two quick cards, but you don’t have a lot of time. This may be just what you are looking for! Instead of rushing to the store or buying more paper crafting supplies, use what you have on hand. Find some old ribbon, designer scrapbook paper, or even just solid colored cardstock to create your designs. Utilize what you have and just get it done! If you are looking for inspiration, check out Pinterest. I have a great board where I collect Christmas card ideas. Don’t forget to follow me while you are there for more paper crafting inspiration 🙂
Making Your DIY Christmas Cards
If you are looking to make more cards in bulk this holiday season, sign up for my 7 days to make your Christmas cards course. I send you daily emails with directions on exactly what to do to create 10, 20, or even 50 Christmas cards! Yes, you saw that right – 50 cards signed, sealed, and ready to deliver in just ONE WEEK!
So when you are in a hurry or are looking for an easy solution this holiday season, you can try any of these 5 easy DIY Christmas cards. It’ll give you a little bit of creative time this holiday season – probably when we all need it the most! Let me know how it goes for you and leave me a comment or tag me on Instagram with your cards.
Happy Holiday Crafting!
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