Batch Card Making Ideas for Christmas – and Beyond!

Looking for batch card making ideas for Christmas cards? This one can do double duty!

I love coming up with card ideas that you can mass produce and batch card making ideas for Christmas cards is always something I am thinking about. What other time of the year do we need ideas like this more? I particularly love this Christmas card design because it can be used for the entire winter season by just swapping out or eliminating the greeting. I was able to make twelve of these in four hours, from cutting to mailing, even with a couple of phone calls and a couple of nature calls for the puppers. Since each step is relatively easy and quick, increasing the number of cards won’t necessarily increase the total amount of time needed proportionally. 

Here are some reasons this is a perfect card to mass produce. First, I used white on white to increase the impact of the shadows and to give that look of luxury. Using white on white also makes the colored elements REALLY pop. I used just a few dies and cut multiples at a time. embossed all the panels in one sitting and then plopped down in front of a movie to assemble them. Once you get going, you can really move! .

all the die cut and embossed components for today's batch card making ideas for Christmas

The Card Base

  • Cut 12 A2 sized card bases, 12 snow layers and 12 5.25″ x 4.00″ layers using white cardstock.
  • Use green ink to stamp the Christmas Joy sentiment on the inside of each card.

a hand stamped greeting on the inside of the example of batch card making ideas for Christmas

  • Use a falling snow embossing folder to emboss the 12 white layers.
  • Attach each embossed layer to a card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Use mounting tape to attach a snow layer to each card base.

One of my batch card making ideas for Christmas with white on white deer in a winter forest punctuated with pops of red and green

The Trees

  • Cut 12 tree sections using white cardstock.
  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to each tree trunk and a couple tiny pop dots to the back of the larger branches.
  • Tuck the trees in behind the snow layers and attach them to the card base.

The most recent of my batch card making ideas for Christmas with serene white deer beneath a white tree with red cardinals all made from die cuts

Deer, Embellishments and Birds

  • Use white cardstock to cut 12 deer family sets.
  • Cut tiny holly leaves using green cardstock and red punched 1/8″ circles.
  • Use red cardstock to cut red birds and color their beaks with a black marker.
  • Place the holly leaves on the molding pad and gently form them with the leaf tool.
  • Attach two leaves and a circle to each deer neck using glossy accents.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of each deer, tuck them behind the snow layer and attach to the card base.
  • Apply a small piece of mounting tape to the back of the birds and attach them to the tree branches and snow layer.

a close look at today's sample of batch card making ideas for Christmas with die cut white deer against a die cut and embossed white background

Check out my Christmas Cards With Deer and Die Cut Deer and Pine to see other examples of deer cards that look complicated but came together quickly.  

 
3426 Christmas Joy set
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Deer Family Die Cut 5162-10D
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Color Fuse Set #10
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Dress My Craft – Hole Punch – One…
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New MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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Amazon.com: Scotch CAT 085 Advanced…
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Amazon.com: Mini Foam Dots…
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
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Amazon.com : Accent Opaque White 8.5”…
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I really like having several batch card making ideas for Christmas greetings on hand and this one was both relatively easy to make and I think it’s just so pretty. Honestly, it could even make a beautiful all-winter card, too! Try these out – there’s still time!

15 thoughts on “Batch Card Making Ideas for Christmas – and Beyond!”

  1. Love this! So sweet and simple. Thank you so much for sharing. I was just heading to my room to make some cards. This is perfect! Cheers! 🙂

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  2. Kittie, I love this card. This will be great for next year’s card! I need most of those die, though. Thank you for all your detailed posts! You are a gem.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

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  3. I used your beautiful card for inspiration. I didn’t have the exact dies but I was so pleased with the way they turned out. Since my deer was a little larger than yours I only put one on a card and the best tree I had for it was an evergreen tree and the little birds perched on them and the deer walking between. A touch of sparkle came from little dabs of stickles.
    Thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration. <3

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  4. Hi Kittie, Love your idea of batch making Christmas cards, it looks nice and cool there, at the moment it’s 25 degrees here in Nottingham UK, roll on winter! I don’t like it this hot, even ‘tho I was born and bred in Adelaide, Sth. Australia. Cheers and Thankyou, Marilyn in the UK.

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