Handmake Your Holiday Cards

December 10, 2009 - Filed under Christmas, How-to


Receiving a handmade card, always feels great. They don’t have to be complicated, but just knowing that someone took the time to make my card rather than buy a big box of generic cards, makes me feel a little bit special.

Here are some easy ideas to get your creative juices flowing…


If you’ve got a long holiday mailing list, stamps are a great way to create a lot of cards. Most craft stores have a large selection of rubber stamps, but if you can’t find one you like, don’t forget you can always make your own.

Picture Links: deeljea designs | CozyMemories | letterknit


Embellishments such as buttons and ribbons are a great way to add a little bit of handmade goodness to your cards. Use them as either the star of the card, or just as a little added touch.

Picture Links: Martha Stewart | Card Scraps |moderncard


Cut out holiday shapes using decorative paper to create a festive card. Either freehand with a pair of scissors or an exacto knife, or check your craft store for holiday shaped card punches.

Picture Links: Shopping Diva | Mizrobot | CloudsShadler


If you prefer sewing to scrapbooking, why not sew your holiday designs? You can hand stitch it or even use your sewing machine. This is also a great way to use up any scrap material you’ve got laying around.

Picture Links: amy a la mode | craftblog.com.au | Goldtop

Posted by: kelly

2 Comments so far

  1. Deeljea Designs December 10, 2009 10:03 pm

    Thank you for featuring one of my cards!

  2. Betsy Leavitt December 7, 2011 6:44 am

    I teach art in prison and some of these ideas would be easy & fun to do there!


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