Thursday, December 15, 2011

Handmade Christmas Card: 6 Craft Ideas!

Christmas craft ideas once again!! Holiday cards are an integral part of Christmas. It feels so special to receive a handmade card, made with effort, time and creativity. Its a gift in itself, its exclusive and anyone would appreciate and be flattered to have received such a unique card.

Making Christmas cards might sound like a lot of work but it can be very simple and stylish and be made with little supplies and time. The ideas I have have some step by step tutorial for some fun pop-up cards and lovely illustrations for cards in 3D :-D

3D Card- Christmas Baubles on a string!!

Simple and stylish! Great for all ages, Cut 3 circles (for each bauble) with pinking shears and fold in half. Glue the half circles as shown. Right half of 1st, spine of 2nd, and left half of 3rd. That is it!! Use colorful paper or embellishments to jazz it up further!!


Pop-Up Card - Christmas Present!

Step by step tutorial for Christmas present Pop up card. It would be so cute to insert a Gift card between the two layers! You could modify the same to make a 3-tiered Birthday cake too, stick some candles for a perfect Birthday Card! :-)

Cut the solid lines, fold along the dotted lines.

Fold the card cut-outs horizontally, away from you.

Pinch the cut-outs vertically towards you carefully.

Once it pops out just right, decorate with embellishments!

Dimensional Card - Star topped Christmas Tree

This is yet another unique card. I love the Pine cone shape and the classic Christmas tree cut-out. Trace half of a Christmas tree like shown and use X-acto knife. Fold it over for the dimensional effect. A craft idea for those with steady hands maybe, beginners can try making simpler round Christmas ornaments.


Finger Painting Card - Cute Reindeer Family!

This is such an adorable Christmas card. Perfect craft idea for family! Thumb prints of every member of the family decorated as reindeer. I would love to make some of these myself. Great for preschoolers too!

Found here

Pop Up Card - Christmas Woodland Diorama!

Pop up card always impress! They are really simple, and are ready in no time! These cute pop up trees can be dressed up with glitter, spangles and color or left as is like covered in snow.


Click on the image below to see in animation how pop up mechanism works. I am sure after seeing this you will be addicted to making pop-up cards! :-)
Go Ahead--> Click it!


Another view of the simple mechanism behind pop up cards.


Use decorative scissors to cut out triangles and use punched paper snowflakes to decorate.


A lovely elegant Christmas Card ready in no time!

Another version of pop-up Christmas tree card that I love. I am still looking for instructions to share but maybe some of my crafty readers can help simplify it. ;)


I hope some of these ideas will inspire you to make your very own Christmas Cards! Handmade cards add a personal touch to holiday wishes. The extra effort you put in will be surely appreciated by one and all. Enjoy this beautiful season of giving. Merry Christmas!!

11 comments:

Angela B. said...

These are stunning! Is it Christmas yet?! :D

Surekha Rao said...

Love these gorgeous card ideas! Thanks for sharing! We made a slightly different version of your 'Christmas present cards' at http://artwithchildren.blogspot.in/2012/12/christmas-crafts-christmas-tree-pop-up.html. Thanks again!

Unknown said...

Really like the ideas on this site. I've just made a version of the final Xmas tree card. I haven't written instructions but did create an A4 sized outline of the pop-up tree insert if it's of any use? See http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x245/GrazorIB1/Insert_zps3fe8d090.jpg

Melissa C said...

I was wondering if you or anyone else has been able to find step by step instructions for the last christmas tree card? I would love to try it out but not too sure where to start! Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!

mysticmyra said...

@ Angela B.: Wow, I am late replying, but thanks for your lovely words!

mysticmyra said...

@ Surekha Rao: Its so much fun seeing the creations! Thank you for sharing. Your instructions are so easy and lovely pictures too.

Keep coming for more craft ideas!

mysticmyra said...

@ Unknown: Wow! The picture itself explains so well. How wonderful of you to share it with my readers, thank you!!

mysticmyra said...

@Melissa C : The last one is a bit tricky and thanks to one of our reader, I do have a template to share (she was so awesome to comment here with the link!)

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x245/GrazorIB1/Insert_zps3fe8d090.jpg

I believe, you would fold at the dotted lines, and cut the bold ones. Hope that gets you started!

Keep stopping by! Lots of Easter craft ideas here as well..

tristanmagdayao said...

thank you for sharing this tutorial. i so love it, i'll save this for future use.

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Meow Opre said...

I am excited about your card ideas. It would be so much fun crafting. Would love to add them on my Pinterest board. Despite the numerous digital cards, I may say I am still a fan of handmade Christmas cards . God bless you in all you do!

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