Last Minute Christmas Cards

Last Minute Christmas Cards

Hi there, it's Ruby. I hope you've had a great week.


It's Christmas countdown time now, and things start getting really busy with all the extra things going on, so I like to pull together a few quick and simple last-minute Christmas cards. They're great if someone sends you a card and you haven't remembered them. Is it just me and my menopausal brain fog that does that?!


Card One - Embellished Star



I asked for Altenew's Embellished Star Die for my birthday from my bestie, as it's a beauty to use as a focal point or a background behind some flowers. I like it in white with a lovely stamped and coloured bouquet over the top of it. It adds a bit of pizazz!


As you can see, it's super simple to make:


  1. Die-cut the star in gold glitter cardstock.

  2. Die-cut a rectangular panel in red cardstock and attach it to the larger white card base. I used Concord & 9th's Poppy Cardstock.

  3. Add the star to the card panel. (I use a spray adhesive as it's easier than liquid glue).

  4. Stamp, die cut and attach the sentiment (I used the sentiment from Merry Sprigs stamp set by The Greetery and a banner die for one end.

  5. Add sequins to finish.



Tip: If you keep the wording non-Christmas related on the front, you can use them as thank-you cards after Christmas if you end up not using them beforehand.




Card Two - Noel


Another super simple card. I rarely, if ever, do white-on-white cards. They aren't my thing, as I like loads of colour, but I wanted to give this a go, and I'm pleased with how it turned out.



  1. Die cut the letters to spell Noel in white cardstock using Altenew's Bold Alphabet Die Set. I use this set often as it creates a quick card with quite big letters. Add a bit of sparkle using a Wink of Stellar clear glitter pen.

  2. Die cut additional blanks of each letter and stack up to create 'chipboard' letters.

  3. Die cut two layered snowflakes in glitter cardstock and attach them to the letter 'O'. The one I used is out of stock, but this Snowflake Trio set from Reverse Confetti would be a great fit.

  4. Add a gem to the middle of the snowflake to finish.



I hope this post has inspired you to play with a few design ideas that are quick and simple. They are great if you need a last-minute card.



Have a great week!

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