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Blogmas 2018 – Bright Christmas Cards

Throughout Blogmas this year, there will be recurring topics, and one of these will be handmade card ideas! In each of these posts I will make and share some cards to fit the post title “theme”. This time it’s bright Christmas cards.

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The cards in each of the posts, will be produced using a variety of methods; just to show how versatile it can be, making your own Christmas cards. Over the month I will be sharing different styles, generally using punches, paper layering and stamping, though there will be different elements used here and there.

This first card post takes me a little out of my comfort zone, as I am sharing cards in bright vibrant colours! I’m usually a much more traditional style person when it comes to Christmas so it was really good fun trying out making cards in bright colours:

If you want to know how I make a specific card in more detail, get in touch, and I can explain further on the Facebook page.

Handmade Bright Christmas Cards

This card actually saw the death of my Christmas tree punch! (So sad!) This was the last one I did and I just went a bit crazy with a glitter pen, and it rebelled! But it’s quite fun!

Handmade Bright Christmas Cards - Multicoloured punched trees

I actually really like the mix of colours, and in a couple of these the glitter stars were a bit neater (but I thought I’d show an imperfect one, in the interest of honesty!)

This is a simple idea I really liked; a stamped sentiment layered onto coloured paper with a bow and a button. The white card is embossed with snowflakes; which doesn’t photograph well of a winter evening! I did a couple of these in different colours.

Handmade Bright Christmas cards: layered papers with sentiment "gift tag" design
Check out some cross-stitched Christmas cards in this post.

This is possibly my favourite. I was trying to use colours that weren’t particularly “Christmassy” though of course all colours are a go! I was really happy with how this turned out, simply stamping and colouring some parts, with gem accents.

Handmade Bright Christmas cards: stamped snowman card in pink, blue and yellow

Ah a spinner card! Had to be done; I had some wooden reindeer left over from last year, and sandwiched two together with some metallic thread in between. The hole was easy with my circle punch, and I stuck the other end of the thread between the card and the paper layer. Finished using some purple glitter sentiment stickers.

Handmade Bright Christmas cards:  reindeer spinner card

I since added some purple glitter snowflakes to finish, but don’t have a photo!

Handmade Bright Christmas cards shaker card - blue tree with glitter

This shaker card is one of my favourites in this series; I kept it really simple with the stamped tree, which I coloured parts of silver. The shaker “bubble” is filled with two kinds of glitter; fine pink iridescent glitter which had gone a bit clumpy (but was quite snowy) and silver glitter, and some pretty blue sequins, all from my stash.

Handmade Bright Christmas cards shaker card with "winter wonderland" sentiment

I covered the cutout area with an off cut of some pretty white fluffy yarn, and finished with a blue wintery sentiment. It’s such a simple card, but works so well.

Which is your favourite card above? Do you have a favourite style or colour scheme at Christmas?

Is there anything you would like to see? Let me know in the comments or over on social media! My links are below, though I’m more active on Twitter.

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10 thoughts on “Blogmas 2018 – Bright Christmas Cards

  1. I adore the snowmen! I’m not really a card maker, but I’ll show these to my Mum, who is.

    1. Thank you!
      It’s fun to make them, I very rarely buy cards these days, and to me it makes the card much like another gift.

  2. I love the idea of homemade Christmas cards. I want to make some next year – since I already have a bunch of store bought ones I am using up this year. I love the snowman one, though they are all great looking.

    1. Thank you!
      I genuinely rarely buy cards at all now, I love making them, and it feels so much more personal! It’s not necessarily cheaper, but can be!

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