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DIY felt Christmas cards

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Every year I make Christmas cards and sell them to my family so they can send out special handmade cards to their friends. There’s always something so special about receiving a handmade gift or card. I usually start making my Christmas cards around September time so that I have lots of cards ready for the end of November. This year I’ve really been struggling with creative ideas; I feel like I’m in a creative rut and I’ve been finding it really frustrating trying to come up with new ideas.

After a lot of thinking and getting frustrated I decided that maybe I was trying to overcomplicate my designs and I needed to think of a much simpler idea.

I stripped everything back to basics and came up with these cute felt cards! 

These were so easy to make so I thought I would share them in case anybody else fancied giving them a go.

The cards are A7 in size (very small and cute) on brown card stock. I used felt to create the stocking and the Christmas pudding. I actually used a die-cut for the shapes, but there’s no reason why you couldn’t cut them by hand as they’re relatively easy shapes to cut.

Here’s a link to the Stocking die cut and a link to the Christmas pudding die cut.

To create the ‘Christmas Wishes’ sentiment I used a stamp with embossing powder. I actually stamped the sentiment on to white handmade paper which I had laying around. It has a rough texture and helps give the card more of a ‘handmade with love’ feel. You don’t have to use stamps though if you don’t own any. You could always print the sentiment and stick it on or by some sticker sentiments from your local craft shop.

Despite being in a creative rut for what has seemed like months; I’m really pleased with how these cards have turned out.

Thanks for stopping by!

Charlotte xx

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3 Comments

  • Aimsy

    Oh, these are so cute. I love a simple but effective card at Christmas. I’m planning on making my own Christmas cards this year, so these have given me a few ideas!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

    October 20, 2019 at 6:30 PM Reply
  • Bexa

    I love these!! So cute and creative!! Both these designs look fab, so festive and I love the homemade with love feel to them. Like you say, there is no need to overcomplicate things, the simple ideas are usually the most effective. You have done an amazing job Charlotte, I’d love to make my own cards this year so thank you for the inspiration! <3 xx

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    October 22, 2019 at 2:10 PM Reply
  • Nikki - Notes of Life

    These look great! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us 🙂

    November 10, 2019 at 10:17 PM Reply
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