If you love fun folds and beautiful Christmas cards you’re going to love these 6 card making ideas that Gina and I are sharing. And we took it a step further – numerous of the samples are friendship cards. 

Easy fun fold card ideas can take an order card to an interactive creation. This Bay Window card can be used for any occasion; DIY Christmas card ideas, friendship cards, birthday cards and so much more.  

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Holiday Card Ideas | Video

Gina and I are back with new fun fold card ideas! These adorable greeting cards are easy to make and certainly impressive! We’ve got 6 samples for you and each of them unique and easy to create. Learn along with us in this step-by-step video.
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Holiday Card Ideas | Snowman Season

A few score lines and you’ll have this adorable Bay Window card to show off scenes – perfect for the holidays – images or greetings. I’ve always had a ‘thing’ for snowmen. The Snowman Season stamp set has as coordinating Snowman Builder Punch that brings this cheerful expression to life!

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Create a binding on the card base so the scored panels extend to create a fun 3D look! Best of all, this card fits inside a standard A2 envelope.

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Stampin’ Blends markers are my favorite coloring medium but these small areas can easily accommodate dye-based markers. Mix and match the snowman’s buttons to coordinate with a wide variety of designer papers. It’s a card perfect for any winter theme.

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The inside of this card boasts a spot perfect for your sentiment or handwritten message. Today’s video provides a change in the cutting dimensions for the one shown but you can’t go wrong with either, as you’ll see in the video.

handmade christmas card

Holiday Card Ideas | Peaceful Deer

Traditional greens give this card a subtle and classy feel. The reindeer on this card uses Sahara Sand, but as you’ll see in the video, Gina changed up the color to Soft Suede. We both agree we like the change. Pair subtle colors with one strong color and focal point for a real “punch” to your card.

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My favorite part of Gina’s card is the snowbanks. Unlike mine, she heat embossed the torn top layers which added an immense amount of texture. And these snowbanks are the perfect place to tuck trees.

diy christmas cards

Holiday Card Ideas | Plentiful Plants

It’s no secret that the Plentiful Plants Bundle is my favorite in the annual catalog. These images are not only timeless but so versatile. I’ve used this stamp set for all kinds of occasions and genders.


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The coordinating Bloom Where You’re Planted Designer Paper includes some images that can be die cut. It’s a huge time saver if you’re looking to make a stack of cards quickly. Yet, the designer paper imagery coordinates perfectly with those that are stamped, just like I’ve done on this card. Can you tell the difference?

diy handmade card

Friendship Card | Measure of Love

Black and white are a striking combination and the perfect starting point for any card. Include a pop of color – or two. The Daffodil Delight and Real Red certainly provide a cheerful and “kitchen” feel to this card.

friendship card

This stamp set boasts both solid pieces (to fill the bowl) as well as outline images. I used the Stampin’ Blends alcohol-based markers to color the images. This photopolymer stamp set makes aligning the scale dial super easy!

diy friendship card

Whale Done Birthday Card

Whether a boy or girl, this ocean scene is bound to be a hit! The best part of the Bay Window fold is that it easily accommodates multiple images. This birthday card is certainly a big deal and will be adored by young and young-at-heart. 

handmade birthday card

Flowers of Friendship

Looking for a more feminine soft combination? Gina’s floral card uses Pale Papaya Stampin’ Blends and the Hand Penned Designer Paper. While very simple in appearance, the flowers literally jump off the card base.

beautiful handmade cards

Click on the red tutorial box below to view and/or download the card measurements and the supplies. Click on any product in the download and it will redirected to my online store where you can view them larger and/or add them to your cart. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!







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