Last Minute Awesome Handmade Christmas Cards

Before we dive into ….

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!  Whether you were eating, decorating, sleeping or getting your fill of Hallmark movies, I hope it was full of joy and laughter!

As for us, we got up, got stuff in the oven and decorated for Christmas.  We are the annoying family that decorates before Thanksgiving most every year, but this year was so busy that it happened while the turkey was roasting.

Over the weekend I heard this question and I thought of you…

“Is there still time to make my own Christmas cards this year?”

The answer is YES!

Especially since Thanksgiving came earlier in November, there is absolutely still time!

So today I wanted to share with you a last minute Last Minute Awesome Handmade Christmas Cards idea.  This one uses some of my favorite supplies!

It is heavy on Big Shot work and light on stamping.  That is part of what makes it go together quickly.  You can cut your card stock and watch the newest Countdown to Christmas movie and mindlessly dry emboss and die cut.

Here is the project:


Awesome Handmade Christmas Cards



Your Supplies:


To order any of these supplies, simply click on a picture 🙂

Your Dimensions:

      • Very Vanilla: 4″ x 5-1/4″; 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, 2-1/2″ x 1/2″**
      • Mossy Meadow: 2″ x 4″ (enough for two trees)
      • Crumb Cake: 4-1/2″ x 3″ (it will shrink when you die cut it)
      • Festive Farmhouse: 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″

**this is the finished size. I used a bigger stamp and trimmed it down to the finished size listed above 🙂

Steps to Creating

Step 1:

Cut all your card stock to the sizes above.

Step 2:

Dry emboss all your Very Vanilla panels using the Subtle embossing folder.  Be sure to spritz with rubbing alcohol first.


Awesome Handmade Christmas Cards | Spritz with rubbing alchohol before embossing



Step 3:

Dry emboss all of your Crumb Cake pieces with your Corrugated embossing folder.  Again, be sure to spritz with rubbing alcohol first.

Step 4:

Die cut all your Christmas trees.

Step 5:

Stamp all your sentiments and trim down to your finished size of 2-1/2″ x 1/2″**.


Awesome Handmade Christmas Cards | Cutting apart your stamped image



Step 6:

Attach your clips behind one corner of your patterned paper.

Step 7:

Tie bows in your Crumb Cake ribbon.  I used my 10 Second Bow Maker with one open hole between my pegs.



Step 8:



Awesome Handmade Christmas Cards | Dry embossed Christmas trees


Check out all that texture!

See how that Corrugated Folder really adds to the card?


Awesome Handmade Christmas Cards | Corrugated embossing folder


Check out that Subtle Embossing Folder on our Very Vanilla layer.  It's not bold like the Corrugated one is, it's just a hint of texture to make your cards really pop!


Awesome Handmade Christmas Cards | Subtle embossing folder



Pin It For Later:


Awesome Handmade Christmas Cards


So again, if you are looking to make last minute awesome handmade Christmas cards, there is still time!  Use the image links above to order your goodies and get started!  Be sure to keep checking back for more paper crafting ideas 🙂





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