Monday, 24 December 2012

quick & easy Christmas Cards

Hey guys!

If you've left it till the last minute to sort out your Christmas gifts and cards, here is a simple idea to make your own Christmas cards, they are quick and easy to do but add that extra personal touch to a gift, making it appear like you've put a lot of extra effort and thought. but the Just some quick and simple Christmas card ideas or they can even be used as gift tags for the last minute gifts you pick up. Plus it's always handy to have a few in case you missed someone out or get one from someone unexpected. This is our entry for a competition, details can be found here.

I always think handmade cards are cute and add a personal touch. Here are some simple designs with items that can be found around your house. All you need is coloured card, paper, glue and scissors. If you don't have card then you can fold the paper twice to create a small card. Christmas is great as they're are some really simple shapes everyone can do: trees, pudding, holly, stars, presents and snowflakes are very simple. Simply cut out the shapes out of coloured paper and stick on to the card or folded paper. Yes, it really is that simple! You can always print of the design on the coloured paper then cut out if you are still struggling.

Snowflakes can be a little tricky so I find it's easier to print of the design on white paper and then you can just cut around it. This gives a perfect symmetrical flakes. You can always try freehand.

The Santa hat is a simple deign. Just cut out a triangle out of red paper, I've used some old wallpaper then either cut out the trimmings for the hat out of white paper or stick on some cotton wool.

The snowman is another simple design. Just cut out two circles out of white paper, one smaller than the other. Then you can just decorate with any bits you have lying around the house. Real buttons could be used too. I've used a sweet wrapper to make his nose and some wall paper to make his scarf and hat.

The pudding was just made by cutting a circle(ish) shape from some brown wrapping paper. Then drawing around part of it onto white paper to ensure the icing matched the pudding shape. then cutting the holly out of coloured paper. There are so many other designs you could do: Santa, robin, reindeer and presents just to name a few. You can use glitter, buttons, sequins and cotton wool to decorate further. Just see what you have in the house.



For a more elegant card, cut out baubles shapes out of patterned paper and stick onto the card. You can then decorate further with glitter pens or ribbons. Wall paper with small patterns works well. There's no need to buy a whole roll just go to your local DIY shop and pick up some samples. I like using the baubles as gift tags too. Just cut out of your paper and use a hole punch to make a hole at the top then tread some string or tinsel through.





My favourite card design has to be a present. Just cut out a square or rectangle out of some paper. I've used some wallpaper (same as the baubles). The picture doesn't do it justice as it is sparkly and perfect for Christmas. Then just add the bow either drawing on with a glitter pen or sticking a real bow on. I think this looks great on black card and is the perfect quick and simple design.



If you feel even these easy deigns are way beyond your capabilities and want something simpler you can make cards on Publisher or Word then print out. I love this simple design of making a tree out of Christmas related words. Then you can use a Christmas border to complete the card. It's just a case of printing and folding and you've got yourself a unique card.


Have fun creating your own cards.

Merry Christmas!

Radha & Sita xoxo

23 comments:

  1. Great ideas! I really like the snow man and snowflake cards :)

    Merry Xmas!

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  2. These look cute...Merry Christmas to both of you :)

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  3. Love them!!!
    Merry Christmas!!!
    Kisses
    Francy&Stef
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  4. Very nice cards!!
    Visit our blog tomorrow, there will be a new special post of the presents of tonight waiting for u!!
    Have a nice night:D
    Thousands of kisses!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
    Cristina and Marta <3

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  5. Great work girls! Love homemade cards. :)

    Merry Christmas!

    xo - Sheila
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  6. Happy holidays girls and kisses from Sonia!!!

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  7. Super cute! happy Holidays :-)

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    Now following your blog. Hope you follow back. xx

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  9. wow those look so professional! i bet you had an amazing xmas... Happy New Year!!! xO!
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  10. Really Simple and cute :)

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  11. Wonderful post! You have an amazing blog :)
    I definitely follow you...would you like to follow each other?

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    xoxo Nancy S.

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  12. Sorry I was l'il busy lately with redecorating my place "YAAAY"..
    I didn't have much time to blog, but I really do miss this place :D Sure will visit you more often..
    Have a Blasting day

    xoxo
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  13. Those cards are adorable! I hope you had a wonderful new year!

    xx Daphne of http://daphnebenosa.com

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  14. Whenever I make handmade cards, they look really really bad. But these are very classy!

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  15. I follow you, you follow me to my? a great idea

    happy 2013

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  16. great blog ! Would you like to follow each other ?

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  17. Cute!

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    xoxo Sarah Beth

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  18. Love your blog! Would you follow me also??

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    XX

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