Always enamored with paper crafts, most especially Christmas paper crafts, I have fallen in love with paper sewing, a concept, I must admit, I’m new to.
There’s something timeless and endearing about Christmas cards.
And when they’re handmade, they become treasures.
At just past the halfway mark of October, I’m thinking ahead to handmade items I’m hoping to complete before the holidays. And easy is what I’m looking for.
Here are some easy handmade card ideas I’m loving and that will hopefully inspire you to create something magical for Christmas!
Sewn Greeting Cards
1.Cut cardstock to desired size for card and fold in half.
2. Cut out interesting postcard and sew to cardstock.
3. Embellish with rick rack, buttons
Stitch Your Cards
“One of my favorite places to start stitching cards is to try stitching borders around stamped images to create a frame. This is easy and beautifully elegant with little effort.”
“Start with three triangles. These are 2-1/2″ at the base and height. I cut them using the same process as last week’s tutorial. Raeanna suggests if you’re making several, you can make a template and trace it on your scrap paper. If you alternate the directions the trees point, you will get more trees per strip. Just be careful with any patterned paper that might appear to be upside down.”
Easy Ornament Cards
To make your own Christmas card, you’ll need:
• Colourful paper
• Card stock (or a pre-cut cards)
• A pencil
• Sequins, plastic jewels, or other sparkly embellishments…
• Printed template ( click here to download )
Christmas Tree Popup
As this Christmas card opens, a 3-D tree made from pleated paper rectangles pops out, like a small gift. Although it can be glued into any size greeting, it is especially attractive in a tall, slender card that mimics a pine tree’s natural dimensions.
“The silhouettes of evergreen sprigs adorn homemade greeting cards. A light layer of white spray paint highlights the shape of the branches against the colored paper. With a bit of glue and touches of glitter, you can create your own sparkling messages.”
Vintage Christmas Cards
A digital download and some creativity.