Six Jolly and Wonderful Christmas Card Ideas
DIY Christmas Cards for Kids
Making Christmas cards for kids is one of my favorite types of Christmas cards to make because you have the opportunity to embellish the card with fun and silly characters. Characters that most likely wouldn't be appreciated on an adult's card. Kids love opening things, touching the card, and surprises so a novelty card is perfectly suited to a child.
In the example below, I have created a card that looks like a door. Once the door is opened, it reveals a cute gnome-like Santa with a typical overgrown Santa beard. I have hand-drawn the Santa gnome as I had some new Copic markers I wanted to try out, but you could easily print out a Santa and cut/glue it on.
I plan to tape a small candy to the back of the door as a surprise!
White Christmas Silhouette Card
With a white Christmas theme in mind, I wanted to explore the idea of a silhouette card with a difference. In the example below, I have created an abstract background by using a sponge to dab watercolor paint on some painting paper. Once the sponged paint background had dried, I cut it out smaller than my cardstock Christmas card and glued it on.
The snowman was hand-drawn onto some white cardstock and cut out carefully with a craft knife. However, if you have an electronic die-cut machine, go ahead and use this instead! I wanted to make the snowman really pop against the abstract background so it was stuck on with adhesive foam squares to lift it out a little.
Washi Tape Christmas Tree
Who doesn't like washi tape? It's addictive, right? Well, I LOVE to buy washi tape but I should really use some of my existing tapes up before I buy some more. With that in mind, I created a super easy Christmas card made nearly entirely with washi tape.
The entire Christmas tree is made by laying the strips down in a vertical strip for the trunk, and a number of horizontal strips for the tree branches. The tree can be embellished however you please with any little odd bits and pieces you might have in your craft scrap box.
This Christmas card idea is a great one for kids to make themselves too!
Button Christmas Tree Card
Snow Globe Shaker Christmas Card
Easy Peasy Christmas Card
I really hope that you have found some Christmas inspiration with these Christmas card ideas and would absolutely love to see your interpretation or versions of them. I can't wait for the Christmas season again! Happy card making!