Easy Joy Scrapbook Handmade Christmas Card

by Linette

I have a super easy handmade last minute Christmas card you can make with your kids if you have a Cricut. If you don’t, just change the Christmas card up a bit and make it with stickers or die cut letters. This card was super easy, and all I used was card stock and the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge (which I love). This would make a great card to use for a money or gift card holder.

I tried several different ribbons on this card, but I couldn’t find one I like, so I used a piece of polka dot Christmas scrapbook paper to make my own! It turned out perfect!

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Joy Scrapbook Christmas Card

8 1/2 by 11 inch dark green card stock
8 1/2 by 11 inch red card stock
8 1/2 by 11 inch green card stock
piece of polka dot red green and white Christmas scrapbook paper, or another matching small printed Christmas pattern
scrapbook tape
Create a Critter Cartridge
Cricut Mini
Straight edge cutter


Step 1: Fold the 8 1/2 by 11 dark green card stock in half on the 11 inch side.
Step 2: Use the Create a Critter Cartridge to cut the word JOY, you can find that with the cuts for the reindeer, in the book it’s page 73 (Shift Phrase). Cut 1 at 4 inches.
Step 3: Use a straight cutter to cut a piece of red card stock to 4 1/2 by 8 inches.
Step 4: Cut two strips from the Christmas scrapbook paper 3/8 by 8 inches with the straight edge cutter.
Step 5: Use the scrapbook tape to stick the red card stock to the center of the front of the dark green card stock.
Step 6: Center Joy over the top of the red card stock and stick it down with double sided scrapbook tape.

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Step 7: Stick one polka dot strip at the top of the red card stock and one at the bottom of your Christmas card to make a border.

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Step 8: Personalize the inside of the card with your holiday message.

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Gina Brickell January 3, 2013 - 3:19 pm

That is super cute! I really wish I was into crafts and scrapbooking. I have seen some amazing things and it is unbelievable that you can make these items yourself! I’d spend a fortune buying them in a store!

Amy January 13, 2013 - 9:47 pm

Very cute, I might use this for next years christmas cards!

Lisa Burke Cook November 22, 2013 - 2:10 am

This is soo cute and going to make one for the holidays this year

Ruth chu November 30, 2013 - 2:11 am

those are so adorable and i bet people enjoy these so much more because its from the heart


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