Homemade Christmas cards don’t have to be labor intensive. Even though I am a fan of intricate projects I threw this one together in an afternoon and became sort of a holiday card “factory” of sorts. All you really need are some blank cards, a fun stamp, and colorful washi tape. Our friends and relatives have told me this was the most memorable card we sent them in recent years.
Earlier this month I created handmade pop-up cards for a few special people, for the full tutorial visit the link here: DIY Holiday Pop-Up Cards, but they are too time consuming to make for the 40+ people I send cards to every year. I thought about doing my usual photo cards but honestly couldn’t find a set of photos I wanted to use. After snapping a cute picture of the kids with Santa this year I decided to go with a totally handmade card consisting of a rubber-stamped front message and the Santa photo taped inside.
When I showed it to my husband he said it needed a little more “oomph” so I bought some Washi tape. Then I went crazy. At first I used a strip or two of tape per card. But then I got a little more, well, elaborate with the designs….You can see the “Before Washi Tape” and “After Washi Tape” versions below.
What I love about this project is how easy it would be for kids to make! My kids were too little at the time to participate in the making but this would be fun family project for older children.
Homemade Christmas Cards: Washi Tape Holiday Cards
- Blank Cards & Envelopes
- Washi Tape- this collection would make gorgeous cards
- Holiday Stamp- I couldn’t find our exact stamp on Amazon but this is a good alternative
- Red Stamp Pad
- Step One Stamp the front of the card and let the ink dry.
- Step Two Cut strips of washi tape and decorate to your hearts content.
- Step Three (Optional) Print out a family pic and tape it on the inside of the card!
Needless to say these really didn’t take very long to complete and I was proud to send out a totally handmade card this year.
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