12 best Christmas card making kits for the festive season
Buy these brilliant Christmas card kits and craft your way to handmade cards for all your loved ones
These Christmas card making kits are perfect for rustling up a batch of home made Christmas cards.
Whether you're new to the hobby, or a dab hand, sometimes it's handy to have all the equipment in one place. That's where Christmas card making kits come in as they've carefully curated to bring you coordinating craft supplies.
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! Discover our how to make an envelope tutorial and you're all set to get your Christmas card making underway!
Christmas card making kits 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
If you're totally new to cardmaking, look for kits that contain card blanks and envelopes. So all you need to do is focus on the fun stuff - decorating your card.
1. Paper cutting Christmas card making kit
Best for mindful crafting
- Buy now from Amazon
Paper cutting is addictive, and this Christmas card making kit is an approachable way to try it.
The kit includes 8 pre-printed cards and envelopes, with 4 designs to try – Christmas tree, robin, reindeer and Let it snow wording.
The printing on the card is the cutting templates of the shapes to remove. Carefully cut around the lines with a craft knife or paper scalpel. The kit includes 8 metallic inserts in different colours which you tplace behind the cut front so the cut away details shows up in metallic relief.
It is so calming to craft with this kit!
2. Lino cut and print Christmas card making kit
Best for buying as a gift
- Buy now from Etsy (£25)
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.
If you don't want to make Christmas cards, we think this is a lovely gift in its own right, too.
3. Iris folding Christmas card making kit
- Buy now from Etsy (£12.99)
With Iris folding, 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 4 Christmas cards, with 2 different designs.
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The kit includes patterns to make iris folded cards of two different Christmas tree designs, 4 aperture cards and envelopes, a selection of patterned and plain papers, holographic card and a selection of paper embellishments!
4. Fingerprint Christmas card making kit
Best for new parents to craft
- Buy now from Etsy (£17)
We love fingerprint crafts here at Gathered! They're 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.
5. Pop up Christmas card making kit
Bet for making with the kids
- Buy now from Amazon (£6.34)
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? You'll find more elves to craft with in our free Santa's workshop printables.
6. Night before Christmas card kit from Hobbycraft
Best for batch Christmas card making
- Buy now from Hobbycraft (£15)
Capture the magic of tChristmas Eve 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 £15 you have enough materials to make 20 cards! Why not boost your stash by downloading our free snowglobe patterned papers?
7. Penguin Christmas card making kit
Best for cute card lovers
- Buy now from Etsy (£12.60)
If you love cute penguins (and who doesn't, eh?) the you'll have fund crafting with this Christmas card making kit.
It features of a whole host of festive penguin pals! This makes an ideal starter set for beginners on their card making journey, or for experienced crafters looking for a relaxing all in one kit that won't sit in their stash.
The Christmas card making kit has four square cards with envelopes along with a penguin paper pack, pre-cut penguin ephemera and a pack of sticky foam pads. There's more than enough materials here to make more than 4 cards – you'll just need to top the kit up with extra cards and envelopes. And you can top up your penguins with our Christmas penguin card making printables while you are at it, too!
8. Gingerbread house card making kit by Baker Ross
Best for quick and easy crafting
- Buy now from Baker Ross (£5.95)
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.
9. Pixelhobby traditional card kit
Best for adventurous cardmakers
- Buy now from Pixelhobby (£15.50)
Pixelhobby is a mini-mosaic type craft. Create pictures using small mosaic pieces (called pixels). It's 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.
10. Enchanted Winter Christmas card making kit from Hobbycraft
Best for make-and-take craft parties
- Buy now from Hobbycraft (£15)
This card making kit makes 20 cards with over 100 papercraft elements to mix and match, all within the Enchanted Winter 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 on three for two, so that's 50p per card. Nice.
11. Oh so sweet Christmas card making kit by Paper Roses
Best for beautiful card artwork
- Buy now from The Scrapbook Store ($22.61)
Oh, what fun it will be creating your holiday cards with the Oh So Sweet Christmas Card Making Kit by Paper Rose.
Included in the kit are eight card bases along with special winter tree die, inspiration sheet, patterned paper, envelopes and sentiment sheet. The artwork features vintage Santa and reindeer, perfect for cutting and layering in your own cards.
12. Doodle Bauble card kit by DellabyDesign on Etsy
Best for creativity and expression
- Buy now from Etsy (£18.45)
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.
Easy cards to make without a kit
If you already have paper and card, you can learn new skills and make beautiful cards with a little help from some outline shapes and basic instructions. Take a look at Gathered's shaped Christmas card templates. Grow your skills without spending any more cask!
Hannah has worked on Gathered for 3 years, since our launch in 2019. At school Hannah learned to knit collaborating on dorcas blankets – now she edits our knitting section. She inherited her love of stitching and embroidery from her talented grandmother, and her passion for thread led her to be Editor of The World of Cross Stitching for six years. Card making is a more recent passion, developing from her position as editor of Cross Stitch Card Shop. She loves using kinetic techniques to make cards that move – she was editor of Papercraft inspirations magazine for over four years, creating loads of card making video tutorials at www.youtube.com/PapercraftTV.