The countdown is on! With a list of holiday activities and preparations a mile long, are handmade Christmas cards on your list? If you think you don’t have time to make handmade Christmas cards this year, let me try to convince you otherwise!
I whipped up this cute little set in a matter of minutes. With the tiniest bit of preparation, you can too! Keep reading to see how!
Start by gathering and prepping a few things. First of all, find this fun page full of 3×4 cards
You can either cut the cards apart, or use a decorative die to cut them:
Now cut several strips of patterned paper 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
A few patterned paper backgrounds are a must! These are trimmed to 4″ x 5 1/4″
Grab the set of pre-made tags and brads (not pictured here) that coordinate with this fun collection:
White card bases are always my first choice – these are cut and scored at a standard 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Once the supplies are gathered, you can assemble the cards lickity split! All you need is adhesive! Here we go:
First, lay out the backgrounds:
Place the strips right in the middle of each background. The are just a bit taller than the backgrounds, so make sure they are 1/8″ over the top and bottom both:
Now you can go ahead and place the tag in the middle of each strip:
Add a brad to each tag top. Remember those cute 3×4 cards? Go ahead and place one trimmed card over each tag:
Only add adhesive to the top part of the 3×4 cards – this will create a fun peek-a-boo, interactive effect!
Attach each piece to a white card background – and you’re all done!!
You could easily make dozens of these cards while you sit and watch a favorite holiday movie!! They would also make a sweet hostess gift. Or a gift for a busy friend. So, tell us, are you planning to make your own handmade cards? Have we swayed you to our side??!! ♥
Cozy & Bright Cardstock Tags
Cozy & Bright Brads
Cozy & Bright “Holly Jolly ” Patterned Paper
Cozy & Bright “Santa Land” Patterned Paper
Cozy & Bright “Give Joy” Patterned Paper
Cozy & Bright “Merry & Bright” Patterned Paper
Cozy & Bright “Jingle All the Way” Patterned Paper
Cozy & Bright “Home For Christmas” Patterned Paper
Cozy & Bright “Warm & Cozy” Patterned Paper