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How To Make Beautiful Christmas Cards Super Quick & Fun

I’m going to teach you how to make beautiful Christmas cards quickly! AND these DIY Cards don’t require a lot of supplies! It’s a simple layout using Designer Series Paper.

Not ready to make Christmas cards yet? (me either, honestly!). This is the perfect card layout that works great with any papers and greetings!


Grab your favorite Designer Series Paper, or those scraps you have sitting around, and make some beautiful Christmas Cards!

How To Make Beautiful Christmas Cards | Video Tutorial

When starting to make your beautiful Christmas cards one secret I can give you? Choose some designer paper or scrapbook paper that you love and let that be the ‘star’ of your card! Stampin’ Up! has some lovely designer series paper options for the holidays.

What paper would you use to make your beautiful Christmas Cards? I’d love to hear!

I hope you enjoyed these beautiful Christmas cards and give this tutorial a try. Not into making Christmas cards? That’s ok too! You can use this tutorial and swap out the paper too fit ANY occasion card you want or need!

How To Make Beautiful Christmas Cards Fast

It all begins with a 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ piece of Designer Series Paper.


Use your paper trimmer to cut from corner to corner.


Then carefully turn and cut corner to corner the other direction.


Flip 2 of the pieces to show the other side of the paper.


You could also cut a couple of different pieces of DSP and mix and match them.


Card Measurements

  • Card Base: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ OR 11″ x 4 1/4″ (samples used Basic Black, Crumb Cake & Sahara Sand)
  • Designer Series Paper: 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Layer behind DSP: 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Inside: Basic White: 4″ x 5 1/4″

The Designer Series Paper that I used is Peaceful Prints from Sale-a-bration. It’s a FREE item you can select when you place an order of $50 by September 30. This paper makes making beautiful Christmas Cards so easy!

Don’t forget to stamp the inside.


Pin it to Remember It!

I hope you like the Christmas Cards I shared today. Hover over the image below to PIN to your favorite Pinterest board.


Thanks for stopping by. If I can help you with anything, or if you have any questions, please leave a comment or send me an email. I love to hear from my readers!

Don’t forget about Sale-a-bration. You have just a few more weeks to pick up those FREE items that you want!


I look forward to sharing with you again real soon!


30 thoughts on “How To Make Beautiful Christmas Cards Super Quick & Fun”

  1. Jackie would this card be considered a clean and simple card? I have a swap that calls for a clean and simple Christmas card. I am not sure what clean and simple is.

    Thank You,

    • This is definitely simple but I wouldn’t consider it clean and simple. “Clean” typically means there is a lot of ‘white space’ in the card. I would suggest you go to Pinterest and search the phrase “clean and simple christmas cards” and you’ll get some ideas that way.

  2. Thank You for the step by step instructions which is most helpful for me. Couldn’t come at a better time as I just bought a pack of double-sided paper.
    Your cards are lovely and so simple to make. Great cards to make for my next years cards that I have already started in making. Wasn’t able to find the time to make many this year so wanted to make sure that I have my cards all made and done for next year.
    I have a feeling that I will be making many birthday, thank you, thinking of you, etc. cards using this technique.
    In fact, I will be making a card for my cousin ( she was a cancer survivor) of which I just found out Monday that she now has bone cancer.

    Wishing you, your family & Everyone a Very Merry Christmas. May your holiday be bright & safe.

    • I’m so sorry to hear about your cousin; I know the cards you make will be an encouragement to her and all the others you create for. Thanks for watching and being here. Have a stamp happy day!

  3. Just found this card and love it! Simple, but perfect. Will be making many of these, not just for Christmas!

  4. So glad I saw this on Pinterest. I’m going to make a bunch of these. Easy and beautiful. Thanks so much. I have so much of this paper left over from last year. I love it – very rustic, country vibe.

  5. Simple to make, but stylish cards. I will use your design during small Christmas workshop I will give in an Activity Center in my neighborhood. I was searching for several different quick to make cards, and your design will definitely be a winner. Thanks from The Netherlands!

  6. Wow, how easy, need to start on my Christmas cards, plus I need some cards for card class next months card exchange.. thanks for always sharing your ideas! Your amazing!

  7. Always enjoy your card ideas! This card combines color theory of quilting with cardmaking – I find this so artistically satisfying. Bonus is using papers I don’t gravitate to by combining them with papers I like in this style of card. You are my favorite SU demonstrator.


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