Today’s handmade Christmas cards with holly are so festive and are great for batch making!
I’ve shared other ideas for handmade Christmas cards with holly – it’s such a classic holiday element and those bright little berries are so festive! Today’s card is ideal for batch making, even with that adorable little holly decoration, because the rest of the card is all made from super simple layers. There is still time to get the items I used here from Rubbernecker, but you can also shop your own stash and see what you have that you can use to recreate this card in your own design.
To make this pretty card I used Rubbernecker’s Nested Scallop with Holes, Merry Word with Shadow, Wreath Set (holly), Greenery #3 and Build a Phrase Holiday. I’m listing the Holly and Greenery Cover here as well because it has the same holly section in it and you might like the parts and pieces in that set more than the Wreath Set.
Card Base Layers and the Layered Sentiment
- Use white cardstock to cut the A2 sized card base and Nested Scallop with Holes layer.
- Cut the frame and sentiment background layer using red cardstock.
- Secure the white decorative layer and & Bright stamps in the MISTI and stamp using Nocturne ink.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach it to the card base.
- Apply double stick tape to the back off the white sentiment layer and attach it to the red layer.
- Adhere strips of mounting tape to the back of the sentiment layer and attach it to the card base.
- Use red and white cardstock to cut the Merry Word and Shadow sections.
- Apply Connect glue to the back of the white merry word and attach it to the red shadow.
- Apply Connect glue to the back of the red shadow and attach it to the card base.
PRO TIP: If you did want to use this card to batch make a stack, I recommend cutting as many of each layer you need as you go and just make little piles of them. That way if you run out of time or get called away, you can jump right back in and get all your parts and pieces made for when you want to plop down and assemble the cards one at a time.
Holly, Berry Branches and Greenery
- Use green cardstock to cut the holly and berry branches and greenery branches.
- Use red cardstock to punch out the 1/4″ and 1/8″berries.
- Trim the holly branches and attach the them on the corner of the sentiment layer using glossy accents.
- Use glossy accents to attach the 1/8″ berries t the berry branches.
- Tuck the berry and greenery branches under the holly sections and attach using glossy accents.
- Place the 1/4″ berries to the center of the holly and attach using glossy accents.
- Finish by applying red stickles to the berries. Pro Tip: I could have applied the stickles to the berry branches before attaching them to the arrangement but I am always too impatient to allow time for it to dry. I tucked a piece of scrap paper under the berries to make sure not to get it on the other branches.
Here again are the things I used today from Rubbernecker:
And here are the “everyday” items that I used in case you are looking for one of them.
I’ve created lots of handmade Christmas cards with holly – you can see lots of variations of me using this classic holiday element here – and really love how the holly on this card is not overdone but makes a huge impact. It’s pretty and festive and actually really fun to make!