10 Homemade Christmas Cards You Can Create With Cricut

This post first appeared on Cricut’s blog where I'm a contributor. With Christmas fast approaching, we’ve got 10 last minute Homemade Christmas cards you can make with the help of your Cricut machine!

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CHRISTMAS IS LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY!! Gaaaaaaaaaahhh!! Ok – deep breath. Deeeeeeeep breath – and maybe a little more coffee.

If you – like me – are still frantically working on your Christmas cards then you’ve come to the right place, because today I’ve got ten Cricut-made Christmas cards to share! Cricut is a lifesaver this time of year because no matter what project you are creating, with just the push of a button your Cricut can do most of the work for you. Many of these projects can be made on both the Explore machines and the Maker machine so let’s do this! {FTC disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links which means I may make a commission if you make a purchase.}


Becoming Martha had me at the words sequin shaker card! I love how she turns this simple card into something special with glitter and sequins, and she shares a matching gift tag as well.

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I love the look of these stunning black and white cards from Lemon Thistle – and the best thing about Cricut is I could make them in a rainbow of colors if I wanted to. The possibilities are endless!


These Christmas bird cards from Hey Let’s Make Stuff are so beautiful I may or may not use them all year long. Don’t judge me. ;)


We all love photo cards but don’t love the price – thanks to 100 Directions you can create your own and it will be so much cooler!

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Cricut can turn the most intricate design in to a quick and easy card – and Printable Crush shows us how. Did I mention she also shares a FREE printable address label?


Your friends and family will think you spent hours on this ugly sweater card from Laura’s Crafty Life – but she created a series of layers that make it easy and fun to put together! She also shares the matching envelope liner and it adds the perfect touch.


Red and gold are my favorite Christmas color combo and Liz On Call is speaking my language with this cool gift tag. I could also see this as a cut out for a card – with Cricut you can customize your projects in just a few minutes.

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Finally, gift cards are easy to give but can sometimes feel impersonal. Our friend Lia Griffith solves that problem with not one but two fun gift card holders – a felt bag and an ornament

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and Happiness is Homemade brings back COLOR with these bright and bold gift card holder tags!


Wishing you a fun and festive holiday season – here’s to creating memories to treasure for years to come!

If you liked this post about Cricut, then check out my post on how to create Easy Christmas Party Favors in Cricut Design Space!


Great Deals on Craft Items at HSN!


Hey gang! I'm heading to HSN on Friday (if that darn Irma steers clear) for some craft hours on HSN's sister station - HSN2! Wanted to give you a sneak peek and a chance to grab them first...quantities on some of these goodies are super limited! Even better news - if you scroll down to the bottom of this post I've copied a note from HSN - you can get $5 shipping on almost all of your crafty items in September! I also did a Facebook Live to show you all of the products "in person" and have shared that at the bottom of of this post. {FTC disclaimer - this post contains affiliate links so I may make a little money if you buy something.}

A 48 pack of WOW glitter and tinsel??? Yes please!! For $29.95 that is less than .65 per bottle - just in time for your holiday projects. You get 35 fine glitters, 6 chunky glitters and 7 tinsel glitters. So good!

Letterboards are SO popular right now (but are hard to get your hands on)...and you can get this Heidi Swapp 12x15 letterboard AND a set of 1" black letters AND a set of 2" black letters for $50.95. That is a screaming deal! ORRRRRR...for just $6 more you can get a 16x20 letterboard with gold letters! They've also got some fun Party Words/Icons and a Pink Letters/Words bundle that would be perfect for your craft room!

Speaking of Heidi - she'll help you get a kick start on being more organized with these undated planners available in striped and gold! These normally retail for $35 and are on HSN for $19.95 - I don't know about you but i could use a little list making/calendar keeping as the holidays get here - since these don't have dates you can start today!

Ummmm...40 ROLLS of coordinating Heidi Swapp Washi Tape for $19.95????? This was a definite yes for me. Each package has different widths and patterns - and did I mention that each package also has two rolls of glitter washi? Yay!

This Knock Outs holiday punch set from American Crafts retails for almost $50 - and HSN has it for $16.95! It has its own carrying case for easy storage, PERFECT for your card making and decorating this Christmas. Love it!

Last but not least...100 sheets of BAZZILL cardstock for $16.95. I REPEAT!!!!! 100 sheets!!! For $16.95!! We all know how expensive Bazzill cardstock is (at LEAST .40-.60 per sheet) and it is such great quality - this has got to be the best deal of the day. We ALL need cardstock!

Ok...below is the blurb about saving on shipping. I did a practice run and put everything in to my cart, then when I clicked "checkout" the shipping had already been reduced to $5. Perfect! Happy shopping my friends...and I hope to see you on Friday!

Limited Time Offer:
*excludes sewing, irons, and clearance
On 9/1/17-9/30/17 only pay $5.00 in standard shipping and handling charges for your Craft purchases in one day, and you will not have to pay any further standard shipping and handling charges on any additional Craft items you purchase that same day and have shipped to the same address. Offer may be combined with a non-shipping and handling coupon. Each item ordered requiring air shipment will be charged an additional fee. Offer pertains to purchases initiated on HSN.com or via HSNtv. To qualify for this standard shipping and handling discount, all purchases must be made on either HSNtv or HSN.com. TV and online orders cannot be combined. Offer excludes Clearance, all sewing machines, sewing accessories and tools, irons, steamers and steam presses. We authorize the full amount (including S&H and tax) for each item at the time of purchase as you shop today before any discounts are applied. These charges will be adjusted with your financial institution at midnight on day of purchase. HSN reserves the right to change or terminate this offer at any time. Offer starts 9/1/17 at 12:01am (ET) and ends 9/30/17 at 11:59 pm (ET).
— HSN.com

American Crafts Patterned Paper! Who Knew?

If you follow me on Facebook you know I came home from a work trip earlier this week to a WONDERFUL surprise from my friends at American Crafts...a HUGE pile of patterned paper!

I have sort of been "out" of the patterned paper game for the last few years (since I mostly do home decor and kids crafts and such) and I have always thought of American Crafts as a "big box store" company, so I was BLOWN AWAY by all the gorgeous collections they've got out on the market these days. I shared a few of my favorites in this quick video (please note - the contest was hosted on IG and Facebook but if you follow me there I have great giveaways pretty often!)...

- and THEN I found all of the papers (and the MOST stinkin' cute embellishments ever) on scrapbook.com! And so...I give you my weekly dose of crafty enabling - cute projects and all! :) Find something you like? Click on the photo and it will take you to the entire collection on scrapbook.com. Wahoo! {FTC disclaimer - these are affiliate links so I may make a few pennies if you buy something!}