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handmade holiday cards
made more spectacular with 3d effects and copic markers

Handmade holiday cards should be spectacular. Since they are made by hands, they can be as elaborate and with as much details as we want them to be.

With the help of die-cut and embossing machines for hobbyists, art rubber stamps and a bit of imagination, we can create one-of-a-kind handmade holiday greeting cards that will wow our relatives, friends and associates.

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handmade holiday cards

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card making supplies used for handmade holiday cards #1

  • deep christmas red color cardstock 12" x 6"
  • christmas green polka dots cardstock 5.5/8" x 5.5/8"
  • cream or white color cardstock 6" x 6"
  • rubber stamp - Penny Black 'Decorate the Season'
  • cricut embossing folder - christmas lights
  • copic markers or other coloring media
  • black ink pad
  • paper trimmer
  • scissors
  • gold ribbon
  • double-sided foam tape
  • glitter glue
  • glue

card making instructions

  • Score and fold red color cardstock to make a blank square 6" x 6" folded card.
  • Punch corners with rounder punch and put aside.
  • Use a corner rounder punch on the green cardstock also.
  • Stamp Penny Black's Decorate the Season rubber stamp with black ink on white or cream cardstock.
  • Color with copic markers. You can also use water color or colored pencils.
  • Trim around image. Refer to photo above.
  • Dry embossed christmas lights on both sides of a 5.5/8" x 2" strip of white or cream cardstock.
  • Trim and color.
  • Attach a piece of gold ribbon in the middle of the dry embossed strip of cardstock with glue.
  • Glue the stripe on the left side of the green polka dots cardstock.
  • Attach stamped and colored images on the green polka dots card stock with double-sided foam tape for a 3D effect.
  • Highlight image with glitter glue. Leave to dry
  • Layer with glue on top of the red folded card.




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handmade holiday cards

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card making supplies used for handmade holiday cards #2

  • deep christmas red color cardstock 8" x 6"
  • cream color cardstock 3.7/8" x 5.7/8"
  • cream color cardstock scraps
  • clear stamps by Penny Black
  • background embossing folder
  • label die cut and emboss folder
  • color markers or other coloring media
  • pine green ink pad
  • paper trimmer
  • scissors
  • sponge
  • double-sided foam tape
  • glossy accents
  • glue

card making instructions

  • Score and fold red color cardstock to make a blank 4" x 6" folded card.
  • Dry embossed background on cream 3.7/8" x 5.7/8" cardstock.
  • Layer on top of folded red card with glue.
  • Stamp Penny Black's clear stamp with pine green ink on cream cardstock scrap.
  • Color with color markers. You can also use water color or colored pencils.
  • Trim around image. Refer to photo above.
  • Cut a circle with another piece of cream cardstock and edged with pine green ink with a sponge.
  • Attach trimmed stamped image to green edged circle with double-sided foam tape.
  • Layer on top of dry embossed background cream card.
  • Die cut label on cream cardstock and dry embossed.
  • Stamp Christmas greetings with pine green ink on label.
  • Sponge pine green ink and dab lightly over embossed area and edges of label.
  • Layer on top of dry embossed background cream card just below the circle image. Refer to photo for placement.
  • Embellished with glossy accents on cherries and ornaments in stamped image.


That's it! Two handmade holiday cards to 'wow' your friends. Handwrite a personalised christmas greetings inside the card and send it to someone special this festive season.




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Useful Cardmaking Tips

Clean clear stamp immediately with dish washing detergent after use. For stubborn stain, use a dish cloth to rub off the ink stains.

Use clear embossing powder on colored stamped images. If you missed any stray powder, it's not noticeble.

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