Handmade reindeer Christmas cards are cute for anyone!
While not everyone celebrates Christmas, handmade reindeer Christmas cards can offer a cute nod to the season and stay in the secular zone so everyone can enjoy them. (If you really wanted to convert this into a winter card with zero Christmas vibes to it, you could just remove the star from the top of the tree.) I just love these little characters and think they bring a cheerful, slightly goofy feeling.
Scene Base and Trees
- Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base and two snow layers.
- Use green cardstock to cut a 5.50″ X 4.25″ layer and attach it to the white card base.
- Cut a red 5.25″ x 4.00″ layer and 5.00″ x 3.75″ piece of polka dot designer paper. Note: The Essentials by Ellen designer paper is retired.
- Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the designer paper and attach it to the red layer.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the red layer and attach it to the card base.
- Attach one snow layer to the card base using ATG adhesive and the second using a strip of mounting tape.
Reindeer and Birds
- Cut the reindeer sections using brown, black, white and red cardstock.
- Use red cardstock to cut the birds, wings and scarves.
- Attach the wings to the bird bodies using glossy accents and color the beaks using a black marker.
- Use a mini applicator to apply a shades of brown ink on the deer bodies and head.
- Assemble the antlers, ears and face sections and attach using glossy accents.
- Attach the scarves to the reindeer using glossy accents.
- Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the heads and attach them to the bodies.
- Cut tiny greenery tips using green cardstock and punch 1/8″ red circles and attach them to the reindeer neck and head using glossy accents.
Evergreen Trees and Greenery Sprigs
- Use green cardstock to cut the evergreen trees.
- Stamp the trees using the Splatter Background using white pigment ink, sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat with the heat gun.
- Cut the tiny star using yellow cardstock and attach it to the top of the largest tree.
Finish the Scene
- Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the reindeer, tuck them in behind the snow layer and attach to the card base.
- Tuck the three trees in behind the snow layers and attach using pieces of mounting tape.
- Use green cardstock to cut several pieces of greenery, tuck them in behind the snow layer and attach using glossy accents.
- Apply tiny pieces of mounting tape to the back of the birds and attach one on the tree and one on the snow layer.
- These reindeer are such cute characters and are perfect for lots of different projects. Check out my Cute and Fun Gift Tags and Cute Christmas Pop Up cards to see more reindeer inspiration.
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- If you’re looking for a card to send this holiday season that is not religious in nature and has a little bit of a comical feel to it, these handmade reindeer Christmas cards could be just the solution!