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

Looking for some cute and creative handmade Christmas cards? Our design team has got you covered! No matter who your favorite furry friend is, we're sure you'll find plenty here to inspire your upcoming crafting projects for Christmas and year round!


1. Some Very Cute DIY Christmas Cards Featuring Lisa's Llamas!

Lisa created such a bright and cheerful card with Lorenzo the Llama, and we just can't get enough of this guy! 

The first of the cute diy Christmas Cards shows a Llama on a bright pink background and sentiments reading Fa La La Llama.

Lorenzo the Llama, like all of the Animal House stamp sets featured here, make some darn cute homemade Christmas cards, but are also perfect for projects year-round! Lisa used the tassels that come with Lorenzo as a festive holiday garland in the background of her card, and along the bottom she placed a bright green ribbon for Lorenzo the stand on. She colored in our llama friend with watercolors, first wetting down Lorenzo with clean water, then just tapping some pink pigment onto his front. With watercolors, shading is as easy as just one tap!

Want to read more about Lisa's process? Check this project out on her blog!


2. Funny Handmade Christmas Cards Featuring a Horse of Course!

While you can wish your friends a "Merry Christmas" with just about any stamp set, who but Hana the Horse Can say "Mare-y Christmas?" Tina's slimline card is an instant classic!

This image shows one of the funny handmade Christmas Cards. It is a blue slimline card featuring a horse and the sentiment is a horse pun reading Mare-y Christmas.

Tina started by stamping and embossing Hanna the Horse and her cute little kitty friend, she then colored these furry friends in with Copic markers and then cut them out with the coordinating dies. The background is created by ink blending the blue sky and then creating snow drifts with layers of white card stock. She finished off this slimline card with some snowflake sequins to add the sparkle of a winter scene.

Want to know more about this project? You can find it over on Tina's blog!



3. Another of the Diy Funny Christmas Cards Wishes You a "Moo-ey Christmas"

Wow! Don't you just love Svitlana's Cow card? Clementine the Cow is totally in her element in this wintery holiday scene!

This image shows a cow themed example of the diy funny Christmas Cards. Half a cow is featured in front of a wood patterned background with the sentiment reading Wishing You a Moo-ey Christmas.

Svitlana added a white string of Christmas lights from the Christmas Borders Stamp Set onto her wooden print background. To get this string of lights as well as her sentiment stamp to show up in white against the dark background, she had to heat emboss both. She then added our friend Clementine the Cow, but she cut off the back of her die cut cow in order make Clementine appear to be peeking out around the barn door. 

If you love these creative handmade Christmas cards, keep reading to take your own peek beyond the barnyard!


4. Wishing You a Merry Christ-Moose in One of the Best DIY Christmas Cards!

Morris the Moose is quite the star on Animal House Christmas Cards! Svitlana's card brings to mind the cozy moments of the Christmas season.

The image here is one of the best diy Christmas cards featuring Morris the Moose. The sentiment on this cute homemade Christmas card reads Merry Christ-Moose.

Svitlana blended the blue ink from dark to light, leaving the bottom of her card white to suggest snow. She spritzed water onto the blue above to create the snow-like white flecks in the background. She stamped the sentiment "Merry Christ-Moose" from the Morris the Moose Stamp Set with Matching Dies in red ink along the white bottom of the card. Morris and his signature scarf are stamped and die cut and placed above this background. The card is finished off with the candy cane colored string across the top. What a sweet card!


5. Last But Not Least - A Cute DIY Winter Card!

Amy's Playful Penguin card is sure to warm your heart! Whatever you're celebrating this winter, a card like this one might just hit the spot.

The image here is of penguins on a funny diy winter card. The included sentiment reads Your Kindness Warmed my Heart

Amy crafted the bottom half of this card by die cutting white card stock with the Sweater Weather Crafting Die and setting above a blue backing to suggest the cold snowflakes our little penguin friend lives among. On the top half of the card, Amy blended the warm yellow ink out from the center of her white card stock. She placed her stamped and die cut penguin to the left of center and balanced out the design with the sentiment stamp "your kindness warmed my heart." 


There are just a few of the many cute homemade Christmas card ideas our talented design team have created with our Animal House Stamps and Dies. Want to check out more punny animal-themed Christmas ideas? You'll find the stamps featured in the cards above and plenty more in our Christmas & Winter Stamp Sets and Dies Collection




Note: This blog post was initially published in December 2017, it has been edited to share new Animal House Christmas projects and republished in August 2021.


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