[Tutorial + Template] Christmas Card Handmade Greeting Card Box Holidays

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The Christmas holiday is right around the corner, and I present to you this Christmas greeting card template. You can make and send this unique pop up Christmas holiday card to your family and friends and say you made it. This DIY Christmas card template will allow you to spend more time sending out handmade Christmas cards then fighting with your glue and ruler.


  • Christmas Gathering Template
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors or X-ACTO knife or Cutting machine
  • Acetate sheets/strips
  • ATG Glue / White Glue
  • Score tool

Video Instructions 

Written Instructions

    For the beginning of this card, please refer to Make Your Own Pop Up Card.

    Once you finish, you should have a plain looking pop-up box card that looks like the pictures

    Now that you have you pop up box card you can begin to add on all the Christmas accessories for this card.

    Cut out the Christmas card template with the desired method you have access too.

    Make sure you have acetate sheets beforehand so you can cut strips out for your Christmas embellishments.

    Put them aside you will need them for later.

    Take the panels you have cut out from the template and choose which panel goes where on the pop-up box card. Be sure to square the panels on the pop-up box card meaning to have in this case, a green trim around the snowflake panel.

    I mess up the back panel of the card as the trim is not perfectly squared.

    Once you have the snowflake panels on the pop-up card, you can now add the Christmas embellishments.

    You can add the embellishments in any style or order you want.

    If you want to know how I put my embellishments:

    • “A Very Merry Christmas” snowman on the first tab
    • Santa and Frosty the Snowman on the second tab
    • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Christmas tree, and the ornament on the third tab

    That is the way I have it set up.

    Gluing the acetate strip to the embellishment can be a little challenging because you do not want to have glue on the back of the piece only on the front. 

    When you glue the tip of the acetate strip, make sure you clean of the backside of the acetate strip before sticking to your embellishment.

    This way, when you close your pop up box card, it will not be sticky and will work smoothly. Once you have the embellishment on the acetate strip, you can now cut and glue it to your pop up box card. 

    When you are trying to get the appropriate measurements for your acetate strip bring it to the tab you want it on and do an eyeball measure, then cut the piece to size. At first, you might not be able to do it, but you will get the hang of it.

    Cut the strip to size.

    Gluing the bottom part is the same thing as the top part make sure the backside of the strip has no glue, so the closing and opening of the pop-up box card are smooth.

    Stick it on to the desired tab

    Do this to all your embellishments that you want in the middle.

    For the remainder embellishments, you can glue them on to the panel.

    Merry Christmas!

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