DIY Christmas Card with Window

Why buy a card for less than a dollar when you can spend a ton of money and time making your own?

Because I love handmade gifts and appreciate when someone goes through the effort to make a card.

Card making is something that I have never been able to do well but I am determined to improve.

I used my Cricut but I am sure you could just cut out the shapes if you don’t have one. I made the window frame on Inkscape with basic shapes.

Here’s what I used.

Cardstock – I think it all was 60lb (not sure where they get that weight) but I’m not really sure because it didn’t say on the package. I just guessed.

9″ x 5″ red, plaid or any color. I made a bunch of different colors. The cut out was centered on the right. It measures 2.83″ x 3.41″. The size was determined by the size of the window frame because it had to be the right size for it to be glued over it.

4″ x 3.37 blue for the scene. Again, this could be any blue or even black.

3.37″ x 3.82 White for the window frame.

Pieces of the card

After I cut the pieces out, I used a rubber stamp and white paint to stamp and then paint the scene.

Rubber stamp
Painted scene

I let it fry and glued it all together. I always get glue everywhere. No matter how much I try, I cannot keep the glue from making a mess. I have tried glue dots but that was a disaster.

I added some embellishments on front. I bought them at Michael’s.

Front of card

I printed out a snazzy saying on my printer and cut it to size. It probably would have looked better with a border.

Add a quote

I did a different spin on the card for my daughter and her two boys. They love the Sans and Papyrus characters so I put that as the creepy scene.

Papyrus and Sans

I find card making is a lot harder than it looks.

Published by dragonlion64

I love to craft. I sew, crochet, do duct tape crafts and recently, I bought a Cricut and I'm using it quite a bit. I get an idea in my head and I have to try it.

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