6.12.12

Cut Out Christmas Card DIY!


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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By Dana Fox Updated at: 12:35 PM

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28 comments:

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

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

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

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  5. Wow this is really nice! Very creative :)

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  6. You have such cute, creative DIYs!

    cheshireillusions.blogspot.com

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  7. 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

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

    dp
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    www.inanityandthegirl.com

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

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

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

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

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

    Sarah
    PrettyGloss - makeup, beauty & a lil gibberish

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

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

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  16. 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

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  17. 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!

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

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

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  20. That's amazing. Wonderful idea. Totally pinned!

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  21. Such a great idea xxx

    http://jeminixlife.blogspot.com

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