Get my fool-proof plan for making loads of handmade holiday cards so fast and easy!

For those of us who love to send handmade holiday cards we know that we start with this huge, fabulous plan and more often than not, either give that up part way through the season OR realize we still need some “quickies” at the end of the season.

Well, I think I might have a plan that will work beautifully for either one of these scenarios. It is also a perfect plan for someone who wants to send handmade holiday cards but isn’t quite sure how to start and doesn’t want to spend a zillion bucks on their first experience.

The Ho Ho Ho Paper Pad from Rubbernecker is a collection of the cutest, sweetest, most easy to use patterned card stock sheets. One side of each is a graphic look with the flip side covered with delightful images in classic designs. With 24 sheets in each Paper Pad, you can make at least 24 cards from each one. If you use the trimmings from the 6 X 6 sheets to make additional cards, you can get even more mileage from each one.

Add your favorite same or different die cut elements to these designs and you have pretty much instant cards! I have a small series of posts to show you some different ideas – pick and choose your faves or use them as jumping off points to use what you have on hand.

This card was made using Rubbernecker’s Snowman, Deckle Hills, Christmas Mini, Santa Mini, Tiny Leaves #1 and that incredibly versatile Ho Ho Ho 6×6 Paper Pad. As always, I will go through all the directions for the making for those of you who are newbies and for you more experienced card makers who love little tips and tricks.

One of a handful of handmade holiday cards you can make all from one Paper Pad from Rubbernecker!

Card Base and Snow Layers

  • Cut an A2 sized card base and two Deckle Hills snow layers using white cardstock.
  • Use a piece of Ho Ho Ho designer paper to cut a 5.50″ x 4.25″ piece of cardstock and attach it to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Run the snow layers through the wave crimper to add dimension.
  • Attach both snow layers to the card base using double stick tape.

The Snowman and Christmas Tree

  • Cut the Snowman body using white cardstock and attach them together using glossy accents.
  • Cut the accessory pieces using red, black, brown and orange cardstock.
  • Attach the hat sections together using glossy accents and attach to the head using glossy accents.
  • Attach the facial features and scarf to the snowman using glossy accents.
  • Embellish the snowman hat and scarf with two tiny leaves and a red 1/8″ punched circle.
  • Cut the small Mini Christmas tree, star and ornaments using green, red and yellow cardstock and attach them  1/8″ using glossy accents. Note:  I always use my reverse tweezers to pick up small pieces like the holly leaves and punched circles.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the embellished tree and attach it to the snowman body.
  • Attach the brown twig arms to the snowman body and tree using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the snowman in behind the front snow layer and attach to the card base using a piece of mounting tape.

Make this adorable snowman project and a whole lot more handmade holiday cards using a single Paper Pad from Rubbernecker with lots of charming designs!

The Presents

  • Cut the tiny presents and bows using red, white and green cardstock and Ho Ho Ho designer paper.
  • Assemble the boxes and bows and attach them together using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the presents around the snowman behind the snow layer and attach using mounting tape.

The detailed darling die cut snowman on one of my handmade holiday cards in a series of ones you can make all from one Paper Pad from Rubbernecker.

Snowmen cards are so much fun to make and I have made tons of them over the years.  Check out my Snowman link to see lots of card and tag examples. Here’s what I used on today’s card. Remember, if you love the idea of the snowman, you can use him on every one of the patterns in the Ho Ho Ho Paper Pad and have tons of cards at the ready!

5162-13D Snowman Die Cut
[ RBB ]
2002 HO HO HO 6×6 Paperpack
[ RBB ]
5338-02D Christmas Mini Die
[ RBB ]
5338-01D Santa Mini Die
[ RBB ]
5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
[ RBB ]
5162-04D Tiny Leaves
[ RBB ] – Magic Mat – Standard…
[ SBC ] – Magic Mat – Standard…
[ SBC ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ] : Dahle 550 Professional…
Susan’s Garden Ultimate Tool Kit
[ SPL ]
Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Tape
[ RBB ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Connect Glue, Gina K Designs
[ ELH ] 1000 Pieces Foam Sticky…
[ AMZUS ] Mini Foam Dots…
[ AMZUS ] Scotch 1/2-Inch by…
Teflon Bone Folder, Bonefolder
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ] : Accent Opaque White 8.5”…
New & Improved MISTI Laser Etched…
[ ELH | SBC ]
Scor-Tape 1/8′ (3mm), Scor-Pal Tape
[ ELH ]
Scor-Tape 1/4″ (5mm), Scor-Pal Tape
[ ELH ]

This is the first of a handful of handmade holiday cards I will share using this Ho Ho Ho Paper Pad – I just love getting more bang for MY crafting bucks and love sharing this easy way to make a whole stack of cards from one simple product!