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Rustic Stars DIY Christmas Card Holder

Rustic Stars DIY Christmas Card Holder
Rustic Stars DIY Christmas Card Holder
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Everyone loves a good Christmas card. These little tokens let the ones you love know that you're thinking of them, and the family photo-ops they create are always iconic, whether they're precious or hilarious! Now you can present your Christmas photos with festive flair using this Rustic Stars DIY Christmas Card Holder. This homemade Christmas card holder uses neutral toned cardstock and a die-cut plaid star to create a securely hold your holiday memories. With a clipped twine bow and ruffled cardboard fastener, this holiday card display will make you want to keep your Christmas cards out all year round!


Estimated Cost$31+

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueDIY Craft

Project or Page SizeCard

Type of Paper UsedCardstock




Age GroupPre-Teens, Teens

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Xyron® 3" Disposable Sticker Maker
  • Xyron® Mega Runner
  • Xyron® Mega Runner Refill
  • White A2 card base
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • White cardstock
  • Kraft Corrugated Paper (cardboard)
  • Colorbox® Paintbox Ink
  • Waffle Flower™ Plaid Play Stamp
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Green
  • Natural Jute twine
  • Mini clothespins (white and green)
  • Stamp Block
  • Umbrella Crafts Star Die Nesting Set
  • Cuttlebug® Die Cutting Machine
  • Scissors


  1. Create a background paper using 3 colors of blue and green Clearsnap Inks. Stamp Waffle Flower Plaid Play Stamps on a green plaid on white cardstock.

  2. Die cut or punch out 4 stars from the plaid paper just created.

  3. Start with an A2 size card as the base and cut a section of Kraft Cardstock to be 5.25'' x 4'' and ink the edges of both the card and Kraft Paper in 2 (1 each) of the colors of ink used in the plaid stamp.

  4. Splatter green Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist into the Kraft section of the card.

  5. Glue the inked and misted Kraft paper to the white A2 card base with the Xyron® Mega Runner.

  6. Cut a section of the corrugated paper (cardboard) that is 4'' x 1'' and ink with one of the ink colors in the plaid paper.

  7. Run the inked corrugated paper (cardboard) and plaid star into the Xyron® 3" Disposable Sticker Maker.

  8. Run an additional small piece of cardboard 2 times through (on both sides) to make it a cardboard pop dot in the Xyron® 3" Sticker Maker.

  9. Stick down the corrugated inked paper to the bottom 1/3 of the card horizontally.

  10. Place the plaid star over the corrugated paper on the left side and help pop it up with the additional pop dot cardboard under the star point sections.

  11. Add a bow or a circle of natural jute twine and a tiny green or white mini clothespin to one corner of the star to complete the card.

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I have never crafted with cardboard but have seen some pretty nice things to try.

I am interested in working in this art. I would love to make my own designs for cards deco.

A Christmas mini Album! Sooo much fun and something to store all those Christmas photos in after Christmas!

I like using cardboard to make Christmas boxes/containers for gift wrapping.

Christmas cards

Something like this would be really cute for a person in the hospital or nursing home!

I like to make my own Christmas cards.I also like to make gift tags out of old Christmas cards. This is a great way to reuse, reduce and recycle.

Christmas displays!

Thanks for the great card idea. I have used cardboard for ornaments and for gift giving boxes.

My favorite Christmas cardboard craft is to make ornaments. I also enjoy making paper villages to put all over the house. My family knows to save any cardboard for me because I use it so much in crafting.

My favorite Christmas cardboard craft is making paper gingerbread houses

This is a cute idea. I love getting Christmas cards. I have even used them in recycling craft projects. But first I like to show them off. Usually though they end up on a table or in a basket and don't get noticed. This is an excellent way to display them.

Christmas cards

I like to make boxes out of cardboard using decorative paper on the outside and inside. These are functional and beautiful!

I love making cards, but I mostly use cardboard for backings for paper ornaments and such.

Haven't done any such cardboard crafts, so no preference...I commented.

What a great idea for a Christmas card holder! I like making decorated place cards for Christmas dinner.

So pretty!! Personalized cards are the best!

My favorite Christmas cardboard craft is decorating boxes for gifts.


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