5 Easy Christmas Cards for Beginners

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If you’re thinking about making your own Christmas cards this year, and you’ve got a few to make it’s best to get started early, this gives you plenty of time and your not rushing about at the last moment to get everything done.

These five card designs are perfect if your new to card making or it’s the first time you’ve made your Christmas cards.

5 Easy Christmas Cards for Beginners

Christmas Pudding Card

Christmas pudding card #Christmas #cardmaking

Time to make: 30 minutes plus drying time

Skill level: Beginner

You will need

How to make

  1. Start by cutting your decorative paper to the same size as your card blank and stick to the front of the card using double sided tape.
  2. Using a pencil draw a circle onto the brown felt, making sure that it will fit comfortably onto the front of the card. I used the reel of double sided tape as my template, but you could use any circular item from around the house. Cut out using scissors.
  3. Cut a semi-circle out of the white felt. Using a pencil draw wavy lines to represent cream dripping down the pudding. Cut out using scissors.
  4. Glue the white felt on top of the brown felt using tacky glue and leave to dry.
  5. Stick the Christmas pudding centrally onto your card.
  6. Stick the holly felt topper onto the top of the pudding.
  7. Wrap twine around the left hand side of the card (where it folds) keeping the loose ends on the front of the card. Go around the card three times. Secure with a bow on the front of the card, preferably situated towards the top of the card.
  8. Attach a length of twine approximately 15cm in length to the Christmas greeting button using tacky glue, making sure that the two open ends are the ends glued to the back of the button.
  9. Once dry secure to your card.

Santa Claus Card

Santa Claus card #cardmaking #christmas

Time to allow: 20 minutes

Skill level: Beginner

You will need

How to make

  1. Start by cutting red card to the same size as your card blank and stick to the front of the card using double sided tape.
  2. Using cream card cut a strip approximately 1.5 centimetre wide to run down the centre of the card, secure in place with double sided tape.
  3. Using grey card cut a strip approximately 1.5 centimetre wide to run landscape across the centre of the card. Cut a buckle shape from orange/gold card, and stick in place where the cream and grey card overlap.
  4. Stick black buttons down the front of the card making sure that they are evenly spaced.
  5. Stick your Christmas greeting topper onto brown card, and cut around to leave a small border to create a ‘tag’. Add a small length of twine to the back of the ‘tag’ using a piece of tape.
  6. Using the cream card again cut two ‘collar’ shapes out using the above image as a guide.
  7. Secure the twine from the tag to the top left hand side of the card, so that it will sit comfortably under the ‘collar’ using tape.
  8. Use foam pads on the back of the collar shape and secure onto the top of the card, allowing them to slightly overlap in the middle.
  9. Attach the tag to the card using double sided tape.

Button Cards

Christmas Button Cards #papercraft #buttons #cardmaking

Allow: 30 minutes plus drying time

Skill level: Beginner

You will need

How to make

  1. Start by cutting the decorative card to the same size as your card blank and stick to the front of the card using double sided tape.
  2. Cut any additional card layers and stick in place using double sided tape.
  3. Lay your buttons on top of the card, positioning where you would like them. Once happy with the position of the buttons start sticking them down using tacky glue. Leave to dry.
  4. Stick on your seasonal greeting.

Hints and Tips

For a slightly different look why not use a rounded corner craft punch to create a smooth corner on your card?

Bauble Card

Christmas Bauble Card #Christmas #Papercraft

Time to allow: 15 minutes plus drying time

Skill level: Beginner

You will need

How to make

  1. Start by cutting three circles of different sizes.
  2. Cut three trapezium shapes from coloured card and stick to the centre top of the circles cut out in step one using double sided tape.
  3. Using tacky glue attach a length of twine approximately 15cm long to the back of each of the baubles. Leave to dry.
  4. Place the baubles on top of the card using the image above as a guide.
  5. Stick the largest bauble down first using double sided tape.
  6. Then stick the remaining two baubles down using foam pads on the back.
  7. Stick the twine to the card using tacky glue. Leave to dry.

Hints and Tips

For a slightly different look why not use a rounded corner craft punch to create a smooth corner on your card?

Make sure to stay tuned for more quick and easy Christmas card how to’s coming soon . . .

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