I love that they can be personalised to the recipient and that you can put love into what you make.
Although its early, i decided to get a jump on my Christmas cards this year.
Making your own cards doesn't have to be difficult, in fact sometimes the most simple cards are the most beautiful.
I made a collection that look amazing and once you get into the swing of things, can be created in a single afternoon.
Making the cards is really easy. I used paper and toppers from the Buzz Craft - The Magic of Christmas Collection to make 8 separate cards (2 in each style).
- I applied glue to the card blank and placed the card stock on the glued card. I then used a craft knife to cut away the excess paper. Keep the remaining paper as you will need it for the other card.
- Pop the die cut images out of the card and attach the foam squares to the back of the largest image. Place where-ever you wish on the card. Attach more foam squares onto the second image and place directly above the first.
Its honestly as simple as that. You can add an additional image if you wish, applying the same as before.
I used white card blanks from HunkyDoryCrafts, which came with envelopes, and 3D Foam Squares from DoCrafts.
Below are my finished designs.
These card use the "Snow is falling" sheets. The backing paper has a Scandinavian feel to it and the penguin and snowmen work well with the paper.
Ho Ho Ho" sheets. I love the snowflakes design on these and the Santa toppers really 'pop' against the bright red.
Star Gazing" sheets. The subtle polka dot paper lets the toppers take the focal point. The pale blue ties in with the pale blue behind the reindeer and bird house.
Christmas Friends" sheets. These ones are my favourite as the white snowflakes stand out really well against the deep blue background. The circular toppers are a lot lighter so they really contrast well with the paper.
There are loads of card stock and matching toppers you can chose from - Many companies stocking complete kits with everything you need to make your own Christmas cards.