Share your season’s greeting with these DIY Christmas card ideas

Published on 3 November 2021 By Sarah Jones 3 min read

‘Tis the season to make Christmas cards for all! Explore joyful homemade Christmas card ideas and Christmas card crafts for kids. We have traditional tree designs, quirky Christmas card ideas and so many cute card templates! So, reach for your die cuts, stamps and festive cardstock, because the card making fun starts here!

1. Terrific layered Christmas tree card

For embossing enthusiasts and those who love layering a whole host of different elements, this Christmas tree scene is for you. While the layered Christmas tree die set takes centre stage, don’t miss the gorgeous embossed background to this design! Created with tree-riffic Sizzix 3-D Texture Impressions Embossing folder, this is a card idea to fill a whole day of Christmas card making.

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stamped and cut out squirrel holding an acorn. Placed in a circular cut out with a winter backdrop

2. Walking in a winter wonderland

The beautiful Winter Woodland collection from Craft Consortium works wonderfully for your festive cards, like this creation from Room in Cupboard. They use a range of embellishments, wildlife motifs and wintery backdrops to create this snowy scene.

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3. Embroidered Christmas cards

These embroidered Christmas cards are a winter delight! With a free printable template right here at LoveCrafts, you’ll be stitching the season away with this tree card design. Give this a go and follow along with our handy video tutorial. 

4. Driving home for Christmas

This design from Elizabeth is the perfect heart-warming greeting. For this card, she uses the Noel stamps by Craft Consortium and Noel paper pad to create a beautiful backdrop for this festive make.

5. A festive card for your friends

For your BFF, this playful snow globe card design from Janine is a wonderful winter card. Using the Polar Playtime collection, there are so many fun elements to this creation, which makes it even more fun to make! This features a die cut snow globe filled with icy sequins, sweet snowflakes and wintery papers to create this delight. 

6. Christmas card for the kids!

For the little elves, this fun holiday craft by The Tomlinson’s will be sure to keep them busy and make an extra special greeting to those closest to you. Cut out strips of cardstock to layer and create paper trees and their own red-nosed Rudolph - a simple Christmas craft that will keep them entertained for hours! 

kid's christmas card idea with layered coloured card in the shape of a christmas tree and Rudolph with embellishments around

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7. Merry & bright bauble design 

This decorative design uses Crafters Companion Bauble and Stars Stencil Kit to create effortless, festive backgrounds for your cards as well as beautiful bauble details. If you’re looking to make a whole batch of cards, this is a simple and fun template to use!

8. The “Very Beary” Christmas card

Featuring the delightful Doodle Christmas die set from Sizzix, this Christmas card design is so fun and festive! Opt for bold cardstock in contrasting colours to create this joy filled card with a modern twist. These die sets work perfectly with the Sizzix Big shot machines! Learn more about the different Sizzix machines with our handy guide.

santa in chimney pop up christmas card bright, modern card reading

9. DIY pop up Christmas cards

For a bright and bold festive make, give this fun Christmas pop up card a go. From American Crafts, this unique Christmas greeting card is to be a hit and a half with all your family members this year! 

10. Sending the warmest wishes

For a jolly, modern design, this American Crafts’ idea is a simple seasonal card with cute quotes to fill the recipient with the festive feels!

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About the author

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones is Content Manager at LoveCrafts. Lover of chunky yarns and colourful paper crafts, Sarah works with the in-house team and a whole load of talented content creators to keep makers informed and inspired!

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