Wednesday 11 December 2019

Easy DIY Christmas Card Ideas #3: Joyfully Simple Lettering

Time for the third part of my Christmas card craft series!

UPDATE:  follow the links to find all DIY Christmas card ideas in this series!

1. Washi Tape.
2. Simple Shapes and Crafty Scraps.
3. Today's tutorial, Simple Lettering.
4. Christmas Trees.
5. Baubles.

This tutorial originally appeared on The Village Haberdashery's blog - visit their shop for lots of crafty goodness!

On Monday I shared cards decorated with stripes of washi tape, then yesterday's cards were decorated with simple shapes and crafty scraps... and today I'm looking at how easy it is to make bold cards with simple lettering.

Festive words cut from patterned paper look great!

I opted for a large JOY but you could cut out smaller letters to spell words like XMAS or MERRY or YULE. Draw your own letter templates print out large letters from your favourite font or use alphabet stickers.

Click here to download my Christmas card template sheet, including the JOY templates.

To cut out the letters, turn some patterned paper over and place the template face down on the back. Trace the shape with a pencil then cut it out and turn the paper over to reveal the finished letter.

For this card I just added a single strip of gold tape to “support” the lettering, sticking the tape on first then sticking the word in place with a glue stick.

For this design I created a background with overlapping paper and tape, positioning the lettering in the centre of the card. See the previous tutorials in the series for tips on adding neat lines of paper and tape to your cards.


See? Easy peasy!

More crafty Christmas craft ideas tomorrow...

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Kate said...

I like the cards you've been making - thank you for the ideas. ^^

Bugs and Fishes said...

Thanks, Kate! I really loved making these, it's fab getting to share them here on my blog with you guys :)