Simple Merry Christmas Homemade Card Ideas

Step #1: Simple Merry Christmas Handmade Card

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Denise D. Witmer

These directions will allow you to make two of these cards. The size is 4 1/4" by 5 1/2". These cards will fit in a standard 4 3/8" by 5 3/4" envelope.

This Christmas card is simple enough for children and teens to make, but classic enough for anyone to receive. This design is great to make in bulk for card giving and to put together as a bazaar craft.

Step #2: Gather your supplies.

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Gather your supplies for the Simple Merry Christmas Handmade Card. Denise D. Witmer

Supplies you'll need:

  • 1 piece 8-1/2" by 11" card stock
  • 1 piece 8-1/2" by 11" or 12" by 12" double sided pattern card stock
  • 2 mini brads/mini eyelet/punchie
  • 1 Christmas shaped brad/eyelet/punchie
  • glue

Tools you'll need:

  • word processor (ex: MS Word)
  • paper cutter and scissors
  • small hole punch
  • Free Tinker Toy Font

Begin by downloading and installing the Tinker Toy font.

Step #3: Print out the base 'Simple Merry Christmas' card.

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Print out the base card. Denise D. Witmer

In your word processor:

  1. You need to set your page to landscape, which means the paper is held horizontally. For MS Word 2000: File -> Page Setup -> Paper Size ->Landscape.
  2. Format the page so it has two columns. For MS Word 2000: Format -> Columns -> Two.
  3. Set the bottom margin to 7". Just slide the margins on the left.
  4. Insert a Text Box across the bottom right corner of the first column. For MS Word 2000: Insert -> Text Box.
  5. In the text box type "Merry Christmas" in the Tinker Toy font at size 22, font color green. Center 'Merry' over 'Christmas'.
  6. Change your line to 'No Line'by clicking on the line twice and setting Color -> No Line.
  7. Copy text box and paste a second one in the other column at the bottom, so that you have two.
  8. Check the print page set up and make sure the text boxes are in the right bottom corner in their columns, if so, print out. If not, go back and fix, then print out.

When you have printed this out, cut the 8-1/2" by 11" sheet in half. This will be your two cards.

Step #4: Fold the card.

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Fold the card. Denise D. Witmer

Fold the card in half so that the 'Merry Christmas' is on the bottom right-hand side of the front flap. Flatten the fold by using a straight edge.

Step #5: Cut the pattern paper.

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Cut the pattern paper. Denise D. Witmer

Trim one piece of the pattern paper to 4" by 5-1/4".

Step #6: Attach the pattern paper.

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Attach the pattern paper. Denise D. Witmer

Attach the pattern paper piece to the front flap of the card by holding it straight and using the hole punch to make two holes in the top corners. Use the two mini brads to fasten.

Step #7: Fold up the edge.

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Fold up the edge. Denise D. Witmer

Fold up the bottom right-hand corner of the pattern paper to reveal the 'Merry Christmas' underneath. Score the fold with a flat edge.

Step #8: Attach the Shaped Brad, All Done!

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Attach the shaped brad. Denise D. Witmer

Punch a hole in the pattern paper on the folded corner, through both layers, and attach the shaped brad. All done, send it to someone you love.

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