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16 best Christmas card making kits for the festive season

Are you looking to make homemade Christmas cards but don't have all the stash? These are the best card making kits you can buy this season.

Best Christmas card making kits you can buy. Pic credit kira-auf-der-heide

With Christmas right around the corner, you may be wanting to make some last-minute Christmas cards. Staying in touch with loved ones is especially important this year, and what better way to show someone you care than with a homemade card? But whether you’re new to the hobby, or a dab hand, sometimes it’s just nice to have all the equipment in one place. And that’s where Christmas card making kits come in as they’ve carefully curated to bring you coordinating craft supplies.

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If you’re looking for some freebies to boost your stash, why not browse through our free patterned papers, which are very useful if you are making a lot of cards!

Christmas card making kits are becoming increasingly popular as more and more people turn to craft, and are a great place for beginners to indulge in a new hobby. Take a look at our collection of Christmas card making kits adults will love.

Best Christmas card making kits for adults

There are lots of Christmas card making kits out there at the moment, but if you’re totally new to the hobby, look for one that also contains card blanks and envelopes. So all you need to do is focus on the fun stuff – decorating your card. We’ll be updating this page in the run-up to Christmas, so make sure to check back to find the best Christmas card making kits this year!

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Lino cut and print Christmas card making kit

Best Christmas card kits

Now is the ideal time to try a new craft, so why not treat yourself to this lino cut and print kit from Creative Clever Hands on Etsy? Whether you’re a beginner or a dab hand, this lovely card making kit contains everything you need to make your own card designs, including four inks, a washable ink rolling mat, a 6cm rubber roller, 10 card blanks and envelopes, lino, cutting tool and blades, templates for design ideas, tracing paper and a palette knife. And if you don’t want to make Christmas cards, we think this is a lovely gift in its own right, too.

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Iris folding Christmas card making kit

Best Christmas card kits

Iris folding is when you fold strips of paper behind an aperture to create a design. Pretty in Paper by B on Etsy has done all the hard work for us, and put together this gorgeous Christmas card making kit with everything you need to make 8 Christmas cards, with 4 different designs. The kit includes patterns to make iris folded cards of a Christmas tree, bauble, bow and stocking, 8 aperture cards and envelopes, a selection of patterned and plain papers, holographic card and a selection of 80 paper embellishments!

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Fingerprint Christmas card making kit

Best Christmas card kits

We love fingerprint crafts here at Gathered! They are so easy and who doesn’t love a bit of structured mess-making? Charming Crafty Things on Etsy have put together this card making kit that includes supplies to make 20 cards and five gift bags. There is a brown ink pad, sharpie fine liner pen, 20 card blanks and 5 paper bags, 785 adhesive red gems, 120 googly eyes, 250 mini glue dots and an idea sheet to get you started.

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Pop up Christmas card making kit

Best Christmas card kits

This super simple, fun kit from Baker Ross on Amazon has six pop-up card blanks (and envelopes) that you can colour in using pencil crayons, felt tips, paints – or anything you like! Great fun for kids or adults alike, why not finish off your masterpieces with some glitter or adhesive gem embellishments?

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Snow Globe Christmas card kit from Hobbycraft

Capture the magic of the snowglobe with this bumper Christmas card making kit! This kit over 100 craft elements, including 20 patterned A6 cards in 10 designs, 20 printed envelopes in four designs, five decoupage sheets in two designs, 10 printed pattern papers in five designs, 20 A6 paper inserts in four designs, 100 adhesive gems, two sheets of stickers and 20 mini pom-poms. For £10 you have enough materials to make 20 cards, that’s just 50p per card! Why not boost your stash by downloading our free snowglobe patterned papers?

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Flurry of Winter complete collection by Kanban

If it’s luxury you’re after, then Kanban has you covered. If you’ve ever used Kanban before, you’ll know they don’t skimp on quality. This kit gives you everything you need to make 100 cards in a gorgeous colour palette of icy blue, red, green and ivory. This whopping card making kit contains 16 printed A6 cards, 16 printed/foiled A6 cards, 32 C6 envelopes, 32 A6 inserts, 12 A4 backgrounds, six A4 printed/foiled silver mats, six A4 printed/foiled in silver frames, two A4 foiled flourishes, two A4 foiled Sentiment Sheets, 10 A4 topper sheets foiled in silver and 12 A4 vellum sheets. Phew!

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Winter Woodland Christmas card making kit from Hobbycraft

This card making kit makes 20 cards with over 100 papercraft elements to mix and match, all within the Winter Woodland theme, with stags, berries and lots of other woodland imagery. The kit contains 20 patterned A6 cards in 10 designs, 20 printed envelopes in four designs, five decoupage sheets in two designs, 10 printed pattern papers in five designs, 20 A6 paper inserts in four designs, 100 adhesive gems, two sheets of stickers and 20 mini pom-poms. And it’s only £10, that’s 50p per card. Nice.

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Gingerbread house card making kit by Baker Ross

Send sweet holiday wishes with these delicious designs featuring candy canes, lollipops and scalloped icing snow, as well as the all-important doors and windows so your gingerbread people can come and go! If you’re looking for a fun, no-mess Christmas card making kit then this is a winner for both children and adults alike, just peel and stick the pieces to create your own gingerbread houses.

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Christmas in Acorn wood by Hunkydory

When it comes to card making kits, Hunkydory know a thing or two about putting together a great package. They have lots of mix and match Christmas card making kits on their website, but we absolutely love this Christmas in Acorn Wood collection as one of our favourite card making kits. The kit includes toppers, cardstock, inserts, papers, concept cards and even a tag pad for coordinating pressies.

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Merry and Bright Christmas card kit from Hobbycraft

The Merry and Bright Christmas card kit contains over 100 different elements that will let you make 20 cards with vibrant colours for a contemporary Christmas. The kit comes with 20 patterned A6 cards in 10 designs, 20 printed envelopes in four designs, five decoupage sheets in two designs, 10 printed pattern papers in five designs, 20 A6 paper inserts in four designs, 100 adhesive gems, two sheets of stickers and 20 mini pom-poms. And yes, you’ve guessed it! This is another of Hobbycraft’s card making kits that come in at just £10.

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Pixelhobby traditional card kit

Pixelhobby is a mini-mosaic type craft. You create pictures using small mosaic pieces (called pixels), and it’s a fun and easy hobby for any age (it’s also very satisfying and addictive!). This Christmas card making kit is a great little starter kit that makes three luxury cards. With simple coloured instructions included, you can create these cards to give as keepsakes to friends and family for the Christmas season.

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Pinflair Holly & Ivy Christmas card kit from Create & Craft

This high-quality card kit features beautiful and versatile holly and ivy designs to make 20 cards. The kit includes 20 fabric panels, 20 card blocks, 20 gold envelopes, 20 card blanks and Merry Christmas peel off stickers. You can get this fab card making kit from Create and Craft for £15.99 while stocks last!

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Create-a-Card collection by Gemini

If you are already an experienced card maker and have a Gemini Foilpress, you might like to consider boosting your stash with some create-a-card dies. This bundle includes Merry and Bright, Let it Snow and Merry Christmas. These foil stamp dies have been designed to be used with the Gemini Foilpress. They heat up and cut through the foil to imprint designs on to your medium, but won’t cut through your project. And of course, these can be used for many years to come.

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Christmas Fun Kit by Paper Roses

Oh, what fun it will be creating your holiday cards with the Christmas Fun Card Making Kit by Paper Rose. Included in the kit is one card making kit with fun images of trees, holly, houses, poinsettias, stockings, ornaments, and more. This kit is due to be launched in November 2020, so be sure to sign up for the email alerts if you want to get your hands on this kit.

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Curious Cat Crystal Card Kit

If you’re only looking to make one special card this year, how about this lovely Curious Cat Crystal Card kit? The technique is similar to painting by numbers. Each crystal card design has a numbered, adhesive template. Using the included magic pencil you lift up the coloured crystals and place them on the corresponding numbered dots. The result is a beautiful piece of rhinestone art that takes around 30-45 minutes.

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Doodle Bauble card kit by DellabyDesign on Etsy

The kit contains hand drawn ornaments for you to add your own doodling to, with the black fine liner included in the kit. The background panels cut to size and hand stamped so you can some extra doodles, too. The kit includes high-quality cardstock to beautifully frame your doodles. Your finished cards will really stand out from the crowd. This luxury card making kit will create four handmade Christmas cards.

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Main image by Kira auf der Heide