Nativity Christmas Cards

I know it is only August, but many card makers make Christmas cards all year round to make sure that they have enough to sell at craft fairs, etc., in the months running up to Christmas, as well as to give to their own friends and family.

The Christmas card sheets I’ve chosen from CUP have been a varied assortment of cards with some connection to the Nativity and, as I want some of them for specific people in the family, not to make lots of the same type for sale,  I’ve chosen some that have a bit more intricate cutting involved without getting into really difficult cutting.

1Mary and Baby Jesus Lace Bracket Wrap Card 2Mary and Jesus3Beautiful Gate Fold Nativity Scene4Christmas Kings5A Christmas Birth With Card Front

  1. Mary and Baby Jesus Lace Bracket Wrap Card by Ann-marie Vaux (An unusual card that is very effective when the two “wrap” panels are brought to the front so that it closes like a sort of ornate gate-fold card.  The wraps have an ornate edge without being too fiddly to cut out.)
  2. Mary and Jesus by Karin Johansson (The sheet has the front and the back of Mary and Jesus so is great for an acetate window card like this.  Although there is a lot of cutting involved most of it is quite rounded cutting.)
  3. Beautiful Gate Fold Nativity Scene by Nick Bowley (Just straight line cutting for this one.  I used scissors for the outside of the three pieces and a craft knife to cut out the windows in the doors.)
  4. Christmas Kings by Allison Finegan (I love the effect of decoupage and with this card the pieces were relatively easy to cut out because of the simplicity of the shapes. A nice card for a child I think.)
  5. A Christmas Birth With Card Front by Diane Furniss (A different shape of pyramid but the shape wasn’t particularly intricate to cut out.)

1JESUS and MARY2Nativity Scene with Angels Foldback3Stained Glass Angel Twisted Pyramid4Cute Angel Globe5STABLES CHRISTMAS NATIVITY PYRAMIDS

  1. JESUS and MARY by Clive Couter (Only straight edges on the shapes in this card so an easy one to make.)
  2. Nativity Scene with Angels Foldback by Rhonda Brittain (Only straight edges on this card, although a craft knife is best to cut around the right side of the image, and it does have the advantage that the card itself is part of the sheet so no need to find a card base.)
  3. Stained Glass Angel Twisted Pyramid by  Sheila Rodgers (Again, only straight edges to cut to make this lovely twisted pyramid card.)
  4. Cute Angel Globe by  Denise Rhodes (As the angel is enclosed in the globe there’s no intricate cutting out around the wings or anything difficult to cut on the main image.  The ribbon element doesn’t have to be added if this is too intricate to cut for you.)
  5. STABLES CHRISTMAS NATIVITY PYRAMIDS by Nick Bowley (Straight edges only on this pyramid card.)

1The Nativity2THREE KINGS semi EASEL CARD3Heavenly Angel Blessings - Pyramid4God Bless you at Christmas Mary in the Manger5Christmas Angel waterfall

  1. The Nativity by Sheila Wilks (A simple line drawing of the nativity on an easy to cut out card.)
  2. THREE KINGS semi EASEL CARD by Clive Couter (This card didn’t require any cutting by hand as it is a Craft Robo sheet.  It can be folded either way so the Three Kings can be facing either way.  The sheet is great because it cut so cleanly that the Three Kings cut out from this card can be used as silhouettes on another card.)
  3. Heavenly Angel Blessings – Pyramid by Julene Harris (Only straight lines to cut for this card, and with eight layers provided you can make two cards from each sheet by alternating the layers between each card to still give a card with dimension but can still go through the post as an ordinary letter if the largest layer is stuck directly to the base card and the other three layers are attached with 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape.)
  4. God Bless you at Christmas Mary in the Manger by Sally McIntyre (I used a craft knife to cut half of each of the side images and a scissors to cut out the main card and pyramid layers.  Again a card that is all in on the sheet so doesn’t need a base card found if it is printed onto reasonably sturdy card-stock.)
  5. Christmas Angel waterfall by Sue Foord (Straight cutting with a scissors and making holes with a pokey tool are all that are needed for this card, although you can cut out the smaller angels as embellishments you don’t have to if you find them too fiddly to cut out.)