Handmade Holiday Card Ideas from Holiday Cards & More

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Susan R. Opel, Creative Editor

As card makers, we sometimes put a lot of pressure on ourselves to send handmade holiday cards when December rolls around. I mean, our family and friends have come to expect it, haven’t they?

I’ve found that the key to not going insane with last minute ideas that never come to fruition is to a) start NOW and b) borrow ideas from talented people.

Enter Holiday Cards & More, Vol. 9.

Each year we gather a vast array of inspiring seasonal cards. They range from silly to serious to sentimental and holy to homey to hilarious. Volume 9 is no different. You’ll find at least 100 ideas to spark your plan for Christmas 2014!

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Majestic Deer Card by Veronica Zalis

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If you’re anything like me, you’re a little obsessed with metallic gold. Put it on a deer and add polka dots and I. Am. In. Love. Veronica Zalis gets a gold star (get it?) for this deliciously festive card.

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Delicate Days Card by Maria Fischer

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Maria Fischer
created this ethereal scene in non-traditional colors and then added vellum over the top to evoke a snowy world of wonder. And the white sentiment on vellum? Just divine. And oh so inspiring!

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Happy Hanukkah Card by Vera Wirianta Yates

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This stylish Hanukkah card gets a thumbs up with its glittering flames and serene color choices. Vera Wirianta Yates built the entire scene with three stamps sets, none of which were Hanukkah themed. Now how’s THAT for inspiring?

Want lots more Christmas card ideas? Be sure to check out our Season’s Greetings Card board on Pinterest. Or take a trip back in time on our blog through these blog posts:

In order to kick start your holiday creativity, I’ll choose one random person to win this lovely prize with goodies from BasicGrey, Lawn Fawn, Studio Calico, and Webster’s Pages PLUS a copy of Holiday Cards & More: Volume 9!

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Leave a comment by 5:00 pm Thursday, August 21 for your chance to win!

Feeling the urge to create some pretty Christmas cards!

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110 Responses to Handmade Holiday Card Ideas from Holiday Cards & More

  1. mary ellen says:

    i “snow” want to win this! lol.

  2. I’ve loved Paper & Crafts magazine for a long time. I love Christmas and enjoy making Christmas cards for family and friends. This give-away would really help with making it possible again this year! That collection is great!

  3. Lindsey L. says:

    I’m totally swooning over the cards shared today. Each and every one is so beautiful. Love love love!

  4. Brenda Binkley says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to try winning this lovely gift! I love the card ideas on this site. Cannot wait to make them!

  5. Bev Flora says:

    The cards are wonderful, so much talent and inspiration. I miss this magazine, I used to pick it up at the grocers regularly, but none of the stores seem to carry it anymore:( anyway the cards are terrific!

  6. Shari Czerwinski says:

    Wow! What a fantastic prize pack!

  7. oh wow! look at all of the pretties! I make holiday cards all year long, so this would most certainly come in handy! :)
    thanks for the inspiration!!!

  8. Jill says:

    Must start my Xmas cards. Must. ;)

  9. Chitra says:

    Love this amazing holiday goodies!!

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