How to Make Quick and Easy DIY Christmas Cards Using Embossing Folders

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Looking for some easy-to-make DIY Christmas cards this holiday season? Look no further than embossing folders! ❄️🎄

While I don’t often reach for embossing folders (perhaps because I don’t have many), they are one of the easiest ways to take handmade cards to the next level. With so many techniques to experiment with and so many options from a ton of amazing brands, embossing folders really do offer something for everyone, especially during the chaos of the holiday season!

The embossing folder I am using here is the Winter Foliage 3-D Textured Embossing Folder from Sizzix. As for the technique, here is what I did:

  • Simply rub your ink of choice (I’m using Distress Oxides from Ranger Ink) on the flat side of the folder
  • Spray your cardstock with water
  • Run your embossing folder and cardstock through your die-cutting machine for a beautiful, inky look!

Also, simply using your embossing folder with no ink will give a more clean and simple yet still beautiful effect.

Check out the process video posted to TikTok here:


Embossing folders are definitely one of the best ways to make quick and easy Christmas cards this holiday season! 🎄🎄 check out my blog to shop the supplies I used! #cardmaking #cardmakingideas #christmas

♬ Sleigh Ride – Ella Fitzgerald

To finish, glue your card panel to a card base, I used Bearly Art Glue.

Ta-da! It’s that easy to create Christmas cards for your loved ones.

Since I mentioned that there are so many embossing folders available, here are some other beautiful and fun embossing folders perfect for creating quick and easy, no-fuss Christmas and holiday cards:

Holiday Knit Multi-Level Texture Fades Embossing Folder by Tim Holtz – Sizzix

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Playful Poinsettia 3D Embossing Folder – Spellbinders Simon Hurley

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Festive Greenery 3D Embossing Folder – Altenew

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Sparkling Snow 3D Embossing Folder – Spellbinders Simon Hurley

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Vintage Ornaments 3D Embossing Folder – Spellbinders

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Deco Holiday Embossing Folder

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Evergreen 3D Embossing Folder – Spellbinders

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Christmas Wishes 2D Embossing Folder – Crafter’s Companion

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Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!


Products Used

Winter Foliage 3-D Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

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Mowed Lawn Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad

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Candied Apple Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad

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Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer

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12″ Portable Fiskars Paper Trimmer

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Scor-Pal Eights Measuring & Scoring Board – 12″ X 12″

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Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue – THE ORIGINAL

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