The Fruit of the Stamps: Home-Made Christmas Postcards!

the fruit of the stampsI know, I know, I’m a little early… But if you’re going to make your own Christmas cards, you have to plan ahead! Or, at least you do if you are as disorganised as I am. Plus, seeing as us Aussies don’t really celebrate Hallowe’en or Thanksgiving, I don’t have any other seasonal crafts to distract me!

If you tuned in last week to my D.I.Y. stamp tutorial, these designs will look familiar – stamps are a fantastic way to make a bunch of cards at once. I had a useful stack of postcard-sized cardboard that my mum gave me, so I thought it would be a cute idea to make Christmas postcards rather than traditional cards. Here’s are the steps so you can make your own!

Home-Made Christmas Postcards

  1. Find or make a some postcard sized pieces of card. Bonus points for recycling!
  2. Stamp your design on the front in some fancy Christmas colours. I used the styrofoam stamp from last week’s post and some red acrylic paint, watered down a little for easier stamping.
  3. Make a cute Christmas phrase for the front – I used an eraser stamp for the writing and a potato stamp for the outline.
  4. Cut out your front phrase, and glue it on to your postcard.
  5. Flip your postcard over and use a ruler to draw on the “postcard” lines. Add a “stamp stamp” if you like!
  6. Now you just have to write loving messages and post them to your friends and family! Although, considering it’s still October, you can probably wait a while. ;)

Post Cards

Christmas post cards

Christmas stamp

Christmas post cards

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The great part about using stamps is that you can pick them up again next year and do it all over again!

What about you? Do you make your own Christmas cards? Would you consider it? Leave your thoughts in the comments below, I love to hear from you!

P.S. Do you like my little “icandothat.com” stamp at the bottom? ;)

2 thoughts on “The Fruit of the Stamps: Home-Made Christmas Postcards!

  1. Jacinta says:

    Love your personalize stamp at the bottom! This is now making me think what to do for xmas cards- I was going to maybe do the cheaters way and use a photo as the front of the card and write on the back. You are so organized but xmas will be upon us before we know it. You could do a different pattern and colour next year :)

    • tamyraptor says:

      Haha I was going to do a photo card too, but I didn’t think I would be able to find a nice photo to use :P You and Michael are very photogenic though, I bet you’ll find a great one.

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