Cut Out Christmas Card DIY!

By Dana Fox

If you’re looking for a super simple yet personal DIY Christmas card this year, I’ve got the perfect idea for you!  The best part is that these cards can be customized however you like… from the graphic image to the words of your choice. You can use a family holiday photo, a joyous pic of your pet, or you can get abstract with it and do something like the first photo!

I used my Cricut to cut out the letters, but you can also easily do the same thing using a nice quality card stock and a sharp blade or exact-o knife. With the Cricut, all you have to do is line up your letters and press a button.

If you wanted to do this by hand, you could print your lettering out directly on the card stock in the position you like. Use a faint grey colour, and then just cut along the outside edges. When your letters are cut, just grab that photo and adhere it to the inside of the card. You could be a bit more precise and glue it down around the  edges of the letters, but personally I kind of like how the shadows of the letters give it a dimensional look.

Do you buy your Christmas cards, or make them yourself??

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I am a country loving Canadian with a mind that never sleeps. When I'm not running the Wonder Forest blog ship, you can find me creating artwork for phone cases and home decor, whilst managing the daily tasks of Dana Fox Creative. Visit me at the links below if you wanna be friends!

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  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/08382072019860756437 Diana Trotter

    What a cute idea!! I need to start using my Cricut more!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12071477027784226840 Chloe Moon

    I've been battling my boyfriend of 2+ years to do a photo for a Xmas card. It's going to be our 3rd Xmas together so I thought it would be great. Nope. I went out and bought xmas cards but I think I'm going to return them now. I want to do something like this!! This is so cute..I really want to buy a circuit cutter too in the new year. I love the photo you guys picked and the cut-out!! Beautiful! =)

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  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/01948667000011743591 Zoya Dhanare

    Lovee.. :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/06982043536827841045 m o l l y

    Oh my goshhh, these are so cute!
    Lovely blog x

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  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04247771918544227205 Yuri

    so cute!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11891854927523720192 Maria Veronica

    You do amazing DIYs! This is a fab idea and surprisingly really easy to do too :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/06643100383495051038 Isabel

    Wow this is really nice! Very creative :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/00472551466972804052 Dalia

    You have such cute, creative DIYs!

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  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/09698237227627659411 Always Maylee

    This is such a cute DIY idea! I usually buy my cards, but this year I had so much trouble finding ones that I loved that I just settled. Next year I should totally make my own, thanks for the idea! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/06092778957820668377 DawnieP

    Oh this is so wonderful, what an original idea I love it!

    dp
    x
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  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11676823798134355249 Little Miss Pipedream

    What a lovely idea!! *-* i'll definitely do it this christmas :)))
    thanks for sharing!
    xx Zoe

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05253107226577514629 It’s Sooo Fluffy!

    Such a great idea! I love it.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/06900929329950193110 emi

    wow, these are so darling! i am honestly obsessed with your darling blog! come join our giveaway today! XO chaseandem.blogspot.com

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11869660210722669487 Ladyfairy closet

    Wow! So lovely! Beautiful idea, dear.
    With love, Ladyfairy

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  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/15017461070165568367 Tawny

    Wow those look amazing! Such a good idea!
    Beauty by T

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/00092040791983387859 Lindsey Buchholz

    I love this idea, Thankyou!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/01675428820282310551 irene wibowo

    love the idea :)Irene Wibowo

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11528991936307937181 PrettyGloss

    Such a simple, inexpensive yet beautiful way to make cards. Love it! :)

    Sarah
    PrettyGloss – makeup, beauty & a lil gibberish

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/15801885222527209855 Sephira

    I love this Idea! You're very creative :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07650587056374483559 his little lady

    Oh, I absolutely LOVE this! So adorable for the holiday season! :)
    xo TJ

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/13938556175069340454 Alexandria

    Oh wow, this is a wonderful idea!! I am trying really hard to get involved with Christmas this year… I might have to do this :)

    Alexandria

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16332815163846166660 Dawn

    That photo of you and the fiance in the card is fantastic! How perfect. I actually did some of this last year! I also cut out words in some of the wrapping paper I used, too (though I only use that brown parchment paper stuff). It makes things look really dressy and nice. Thanks for sharing!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/02118177467596799291 Helen Milledge

    Hi could you tell me what font you used for the word JOY….thanks

    • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 dana @ wonder forest

      It was from the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge.

    • https://www.blogger.com/profile/02118177467596799291 Helen Milledge

      thank you

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11250910516925506394 Lindsay

    Oh I love these! What a great idea.
    **I'm visiting your beautiful blog via a comment you left on mine, so thank you! :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/08994874361156735817 Nena Nadine

    That's amazing. Wonderful idea. Totally pinned!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05232155737520099120 Jemma x

    Such a great idea xxx

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