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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Dana Fox
Dana Fox
About me

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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  • Diana Trotter

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

  • 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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  • Zoya Dhanare

    Lovee.. :)

  • m o l l y

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

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  • Yuri

    so cute!

  • Maria Veronica

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

  • Isabel

    Wow this is really nice! Very creative :)

  • Dalia

    You have such cute, creative DIYs!

  • 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

  • DawnieP

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


  • Little Miss Pipedream

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

  • It’s Sooo Fluffy!

    Such a great idea! I love it.

  • emi

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

  • Ladyfairy closet

    Wow! So lovely! Beautiful idea, dear.
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  • Tawny

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

  • Lindsey Buchholz

    I love this idea, Thankyou!

  • irene wibowo

    love the idea :)Irene Wibowo

  • PrettyGloss

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

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  • Sephira

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

  • his little lady

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

  • 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 :)


  • 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!

  • Helen Milledge

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

    • dana @ wonder forest

      It was from the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge.

    • Helen Milledge

      thank you

  • 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! :)

  • Nena Nadine

    That's amazing. Wonderful idea. Totally pinned!

  • Jemma x

    Such a great idea xxx