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.
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.
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.
Radha & Sita xoxo