DIY Greetings: Free Printable Holiday Cards with Cutouts

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Send your loved ones DIY greeting cards this holiday season with these FREE printable holiday cards to print out and decorate with punched cutouts and contrasting paper colors. A simple project for all skills! #diycards #printablecards #diyholidaycards Last year I spent many agonizing months suffering through acute anxiety disorder and recurring panic attacks. It was a really, really bad time for me, and one part of my path to healing was communicating with people more and connecting with them on a deeper level.

Send your loved ones DIY greeting cards this holiday season with these FREE printable holiday cards to print out and decorate with punched cutouts and contrasting paper colors. A simple project for all skills! #diycards #printablecards #diyholidaycards So when November rolled around, I felt like I wanted to do something for the many people who I care about, and I decided to send out handmade holiday cards and gifts. There were a lot of people on my list, so I needed something that wouldn’t take me too long, also because I was still far from well and had limited energy. I created simple greeting cards to print and craft up quickly, leaving me time to write something heartfelt by hand.

Today I want to share with you my free printable holiday cards so that you can connect with the most important people in your life and show them how much you care about them! Let’s get started!

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Send your loved ones DIY greeting cards this holiday season with these FREE printable holiday cards to print out and decorate with punched cutouts and contrasting paper colors. A simple project for all skills! #diycards #printablecards #diyholidaycards

How to make free printable holiday cards:

Send your loved ones DIY greeting cards this holiday season with these FREE printable holiday cards to print out and decorate with punched cutouts and contrasting paper colors. A simple project for all skills! #diycards #printablecards #diyholidaycards 1. Download the free printable holiday cards PDF file (see above for download info) and choose which pages you want to print. The first four pages are in English, while the fifth and sixth are in Italian. Print as many pages as you need on red printer paper. (Remember that each page makes two cards.)

2. Get the same number of sheets of green paper, then fold both red and green sheets in half lengthwise.

Send your loved ones DIY greeting cards this holiday season with these FREE printable holiday cards to print out and decorate with punched cutouts and contrasting paper colors. A simple project for all skills! #diycards #printablecards #diyholidaycards 3. Cut each sheet of printed red paper in half, making two card outers.

Send your loved ones DIY greeting cards this holiday season with these FREE printable holiday cards to print out and decorate with punched cutouts and contrasting paper colors. A simple project for all skills! #diycards #printablecards #diyholidaycards 4. Trim a bit off of the long open side of the folded green paper (left), then from the bottom, and then cut the remaining part in half (right).

Send your loved ones DIY greeting cards this holiday season with these FREE printable holiday cards to print out and decorate with punched cutouts and contrasting paper colors. A simple project for all skills! #diycards #printablecards #diyholidaycards 5. Put a piece of green inside a piece of red to check that the red margins are even.

Send your loved ones DIY greeting cards this holiday season with these FREE printable holiday cards to print out and decorate with punched cutouts and contrasting paper colors. A simple project for all skills! #diycards #printablecards #diyholidaycards 6. Center the paper punch under the writing at the bottom of the card and punch out one shape. Then punch out one on each side of the center one. Make sure that you don’t cut too close to the edge of the red paper so as not to go over into the margin.

Discard the little red Christmas trees, or use them in other crafts!

Send your loved ones DIY greeting cards this holiday season with these FREE printable holiday cards to print out and decorate with punched cutouts and contrasting paper colors. A simple project for all skills! #diycards #printablecards #diyholidaycards 7. Apply glue on the inside fold and inside front of the red paper, going carefully around the punched shapes (top).

8. Center the folded green paper along the fold and press down to the left over the inside front. Then apply glue to the outside back of the green paper (bottom) and close the card, pressing down on the red back of the card.

Send your loved ones DIY greeting cards this holiday season with these FREE printable holiday cards to print out and decorate with punched cutouts and contrasting paper colors. A simple project for all skills! #diycards #printablecards #diyholidaycards Now you can see that your Christmas trees now show up green, and you have a pretty writing space inside the card!

Send your loved ones DIY greeting cards this holiday season with these FREE printable holiday cards to print out and decorate with punched cutouts and contrasting paper colors. A simple project for all skills! #diycards #printablecards #diyholidaycards Here’s another option, which is faster and has an interesting visual effect that I actually like more.

At step 7, add a thick layer of glue ONLY along the inside fold of the red paper. Sandwich the green paper inside, close the card, and press it well from the outside. When you open the card back up, you’ll see that the green paper pulls away slightly from the red outside. Choose whichever technique you prefer!

Send your loved ones DIY greeting cards this holiday season with these FREE printable holiday cards to print out and decorate with punched cutouts and contrasting paper colors. A simple project for all skills! #diycards #printablecards #diyholidaycards 9. Not so fast! Press the cards inside or under a heavy book for at least half an hour so that the glue can dry with the paper pressed flat.

Send your loved ones DIY greeting cards this holiday season with these FREE printable holiday cards to print out and decorate with punched cutouts and contrasting paper colors. A simple project for all skills! #diycards #printablecards #diyholidaycards And that’s it! Now all that’s left is the best part: writing thoughtful messages to your favorite people that you will give these free printable holiday cards to!

Send your loved ones DIY greeting cards this holiday season with these FREE printable holiday cards to print out and decorate with punched cutouts and contrasting paper colors. A simple project for all skills! #diycards #printablecards #diyholidaycards If you have children, make some cute custom-decorated Christmas tree ornaments from old sweaters with them to give away, too! They are perfect for sending in cards because they are flat and light!

Right now I’m working on this year’s DIY holiday cards, using paper punches in a different way, so remember to check back in next year for that tutorial!

Label your presents with names with these adorable recycled gift tags. They're super easy and free to make from old greeting cards and scraps of ribbon! A beginner’s upcycling tutorial by www.cucicucicoo.com #handmadeholidays #diygifttagsIf you love using paper for the holidays, make sure you read my tutorial for super easy reclaimed gift tags, which is part of the Cucicucicoo Eco Gift Wrapping Guide!

Stop wasting wrapping paper! Here are some fantastic ideas for eco-sustainable gift wrap, for beautiful and conscientious gift packages! www.cucicucicoo.com #giftwrap #handmadeholidaysNow, go get your supplies, and get started making this year’s Christmas cards!

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Send your loved ones DIY greeting cards this holiday season with these FREE printable holiday cards to print out and decorate with punched cutouts and contrasting paper colors. A simple project for all skills! #diycards #printablecards #diyholidaycards *All starred links are affiliate links which help fund this blog. All opinions are my own.
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