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It's Christmas in the Animal House! 5 DIY Christmas Cards

Getting a Head Start on your DIY Christmas Cards!

Hello there from your good pal Toph! I'm starting to plan out my Christmas cards for this year, what about you? It seems so early, but I put off way too many things until the last minute in December of 2020, and I'm determined not to do that again! I live far from my family and most of my friends, so Christmas cards are an important part of how I stay connected with everyone.

How many people are on your Christmas list this year? What kinds of cards do they like? We've collected some great new projects of all kinds from our designers, keep reading to see all these inspiring cards!


1. Starting With the Classics - Handmade Santa Cards!

Jolly ole Saint Nick sure is part of the joy of the season! I don't think I'll ever grow out of loving a good Santa Claus Christmas card. Becky used our Dear Santa Clear Stamps with Matching Dies to create this fun and festive piece!  

Image shows a handmade Santa card from up close. The sentiments on the card read Ho Ho Ho
Becky stamped and die cut the Santa and his signature "Ho Ho Ho" catchphrase from the Dear Santa Clear Stamps with Matching Dies. She framed Santa's face inside the red card stock with white stripes. Aren't those sprigs of holly a great festive touch? Becky stamped and die cut those from our Spirit of December Stamp Set! 

Santa's always a crowd pleaser, but we've got plenty more for you! Whether you like your handmade Christmas cards and other crafts traditional or wild and wacky, keep reading to see all the projects our design team made for you!


2. A Christmas in July Craft to Truly Get Ahead of the Game!

It's never to early to get your gift tags ready! Svitlana crafted this homemade Christmas tag with the Christmas Borders Stamps and Pull Strip Dies . Whether you know what presents your gift tags will be attached to yet or not, you can think ahead to how you want to wish your loved ones well. 

Svitlana's Christmas in July Craft is shown. It's a diy gift tag decorated with trees and strings of lights and the sentiment on it reads Hope all your Christmas wishes come true.

Svitlana die cut the tag from brown paper and stamped the line of trees and string of lights in green ink. She used the sentiment "Hope all your Christmas wishes come true" and stamped it in red in the center of the card. She then added some small pops of white to suggest snow, and finished it all off with a red and white candy cane colored string with a bow. 


3. Classic Handmade Religious Christmas Cards

If you're focusing on the reason for the season, you might find a lot of inspiration from Elise's beautiful card. Isn't this such a creative use of the Nativity Silhouettes and Christ is Born stamps?

This homemade Christmas card features a nativity scene in silhouette in front of a purple and blue background that suggests the night sky. One star is stamped in white and surrounded by a handful of sequins. The sentiment on this handmade religious Christmas card reads Jesus is the Reason

Elise created the ground and masked it, then created the colorful background by blending Distress Oxide Inks. The White star and the sentiment "Jesus is the Reason" is made with heat embossing. The card is then finished off with the flashy sequins. 

To hear more about this card in Elise's own words, check it out on her blog post here!


4. Simple Christmas Card Designs

Sometimes you just want to focus on saying Merry Christmas. A toned back design can be super effective. Kelli's card here puts the spotlight on Classic Christmas Sentiments, and we couldn't love it more!

This hand crafted Christmas card features the sentiment Merry Christmas. The overall design is visually simple. Two thirds of the card is plain white, a bottom strip is white with a sweater design, and the only other accents are two strips of red and green, a few sequins, and a red border.

Kelli stamped her "Merry Christmas" on the right hand side of white cardstock about a third of the way from the bottom. She cut simple strips of green and red card stock to layer under the sentiment, and finished it all off by using the Sweater Weather Crafting Die on a piece of white card stock set across the bottom of the card.


5. The Cutest and Most Unique Homemade Christmas Cards!

Llamas and Christmas? Yes please! This card that Lisa created is so fun. It combines the String of Lights Stamps and Dies with the Lorenzo the Llama Stamps and Dies, which is such a creative combo!

This diy Christmas card features a Llama peeking through the center of a tangle of Christmas lights. The sentiment on this card reads Have a tangle-free holiday.

A real llama might throw a few tangles into your Christmas light plans, but Lorenzo the stamped llama turns out to be a perfect Christmas companion! Lisa created this festive backdrop for Lorenzo by stamping the String of Lights onto white card stock. She colored in the lights and die cut a circle for her stamped and die cut llama to poke in through. She heat embossed the sentiment "Have a tangle-free holiday" in white onto her black cardstock, and then let her creation free!

Want to dive deeper into untangling Lisa's process? Then check out her blog post about it!


There's More Where This Came From!

Did you love the funny Llama Christmas card? Well, stay tuned! We've got a lot of cute and silly Animal House cards to share with you soon!



Limited Time Special Offer

If you're ready to get a head start on your Christmas cards, we're here to help! For a limited time you can save  20% off all our Christmas stamps and dies . That includes all of the products our team used to make these Christmas cards, and so much more! Our Christmas in July sale comes but once a year, so don't miss it! Head over to our website now and use coupon code Holidays to get started today! 


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