Paper cards can seem somewhat outdated in the ever-growing technological society we live in, but we believe that nothing beats getting ready for the Christmas season like hand-crafting your own, personalized Christmas cards to give to friends and relatives.
Let’s face it, making your own cards is much more fun than writing the same trivial sentence over and over again, and it’s a great way to spend quality time with your children. Today we’re showing you how to go to town on making the most creative Christmas cards – using everything from real mistletoe and more glitter than you can shake a stick at!
This is a really simple, great way to make Christmas cards that people will think have been designed and crafted by a professional designer (well, almost). The great thing about this style of Christmas card is the versatility – you can literally make any shape or style you like. It’s a great way to recycle old cards too.
First, to make your Christmas card, fold your desired size of white or black card. To mix things up, vary the size of the card – so some tall and long, some square and short. If there’s a particular pattern or shape (a holly leaf, for example) that tickles your fancy from an old Christmas card then chop it off, and use it as part of a new design for your own card. You’ll also find some lovely designs on the internet that you can turn into Christmas shaped designs. Print these designs off (they don’t necessarily have to be Christmas themed designs) in either a3 or a4 size. Then use a stencil (or draw out by hand if you’re a confident artist) to get your Christmas shape: think holly, a Christmas tree, a present, star etc. Then, use glitter, buttons and sequins to decorate.
You can really let your creative flair run wild with this Christmas card extravaganza – and it’s so simple! By using multiple textures, the font from two different cards, overlapping layers of old Christmas card patterns and so much more you can create original, fun and stylish Christmas cards – just don’t forget to put your signature on the back!
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