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.

Handmade Holiday Cards #1

Handmade Holiday Cards - This is one of the Christmas cards created with double-sided foam to raise certain design elements for a 3D look.Kindness and Love

This is one of the holiday greeting cards I created. "Decorate the Season with Kindness and Love" is made in an afternoon when I just need to take a break and relax. Cardmaking is indeed a relaxing hobby and I feel so much calm and cool :-) after a session of making greeting cards. No reason why I can't create Christmas cards in January, right? Can always keep them as a sample design card when it's time to design and make my year end handmade holidays cards.

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

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

Handmade Holiday Cards #2

More Holiday Cards - green and a touch of red and orange shades with the greeting "Merry Christmas" below the wreath.Wishing YOU Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The above is another card created just to spend some alone time. It looks like it had been haphazardly put together. Maybe! Maybe not! It does has that raw imperfect look, right? One, it could be because I was too lazy to go hunt for my circle cutter / circle die. That's for having too many card-making supplies.

Card Making Supplies Used for Handmade Holiday Cards #2

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  • deep Christmas red colour cardstock 8" x 6"
  • cream colour cardstock 3.7/8" x 5.7/8"
  • cream colour 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

  1. Score and fold red colour cardstock to make a blank 4" x 6" folded card.
  2. Dry embossed background on cream 3.7/8" x 5.7/8" cardstock.
  3. Layer on top of folded red card with glue.
  4. Stamp Penny Black's clear stamp with pine green ink on cream cardstock scrap.
  5. Colour with colour markers. You can also use water colour or coloured pencils.
  6. Trim around image. Refer to photo above.
  7. Cut a circle with another piece of cream cardstock and edged with pine green ink with a sponge.
  8. Attach trimmed stamped image to green edged circle with double-sided foam tape.
  9. Layer on top of dry embossed background cream card.
  10. Die cut label on cream cardstock and dry embossed.
  11. Stamp Christmas greetings with pine green ink on label.
  12. Sponge pine green ink and dab lightly over embossed area and edges of label.
  13. Layer on top of dry embossed background cream card just below the circle image. Refer to photo for placement.
  14. 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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