Whilst this Christmas we’re a little more prepared, last year I completely overlooked the time commitment of making Christmas cards. In my rush I didn’t have chance to blog about them. So, as we start making this year’s offering, I thought I’d share our easy button Christmas cards from last year. Perfect for making with young children.We went with three designs, of which the robin was the most complex. So I wasn’t over-egging my use of the word ‘easy’.
All you need for these cards is white A4 card- which we found reasonably priced in The Works. You’ll need a selection of buttons- obviously red, we also used a few green. You can pick these up in colour specific bags at Hobbycraft. Hobbycraft also do some gorgeous Christmas design buttons which I had to buy. For the design we used a black fineliner and red sharpie. UPVC glue to affix the buttons to the card.For the inside, I used A4 paper- as I knew I’d be asking the children to write, and we’d probably have some which we couldn’t use. For the paper, I trimmed it down slightly; used a cutter to create a Christmassy feel, as well as a stamp and ink pad.
I’ve also seen really effective button cards with snowman, holly wreaths and trees. These looks a little more time intensive but I’d gratefully have either on our mantle piece. The other which we made a couple of years ago- and you can go to town on the colour of the buttons, is to create a string of fairy lights.
Now, I really need to get back to trying to make this year’s effort.