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Christmas Craft Collab: no. 7, DIY Doll Christmas Cards

Wow, am I thankful I got these pictures uploaded onto here before my USB drive crashed! Anyways, I'm back... with *sniff* the last *wipes away tear* CCCWATCMM craft that I get to do *sobs*. (CCCWATCMM is Christmas Craft Collab with Awesome, Totally Cool, Magnificent Madison) Maybe we'll get to do another! I've loved every minute of this and I felt so honored when Madi suggested it - the BEST blogger ever! In case you haven't seen the others that we've done, let me show you quickly!
The first craft that we did was here at Dolls N' All, a countdown calendar

The next one, was over at DelightfulWorldofDolls! These adorable Christmas tree ornaments were made by Madison, and I made a few a couple days ago and now they're on my doll tree!

Madison came up with another amazing craft for #3 of the Christmas Craft Collab, Doll Stockings and I have my felt and I'm planning on working on my dolls' soon!
Then it was back over here at DNA on how to make some fun crafts to decorate with!

Once again, a brilliant idea for DIY Doll Presents made by Madison!

And now, for one more craft - plus an idea on how to use them at the end!
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You will need:
- Cardstock
- Christmas paper scraps (as usual, I used leftovers from other crafts)
- Stickers
- Scissors
- Glue stick

Pretty much everyone knows how to make a simple card. You cut the cardstock into doll- sized pieces and fold it in half (simple, right?)

But wait! That's not the end of a fun Christmas card! (Besides, that'd be a REALLY short craft, wouldn't it?) You have the card sitting in front of you...
Add fun paper to the front, leaving a tiny space around the edge (it makes it look fancier)

Then, for a simple way to do things, write a phrase such as 'Merry Christmas' on another strip and glue it on top.

Fun and easy! But there are SO many ways to make cards... so the cards that my dolls made will be examples today! This might spur your creativity and give you some ideas!
#1: Find fun paper with a busy print such as this gingerbread man paper. Choose only one thing to emphasize and center it on your page.

#2: Here's another example of the one that was step by step (what, like, two steps?!) but it looks very elegant in my personal opinion.

#3: This one is really pretty, I think. My dolls took a sticker and cut out the Eiffel Tower, leaving the band at the bottom and top (the black one) and placed it just right on the card. To add some holiday cheer, they made a little green bow and glued it to the top!

#4: Kinda like #1, you can emphasize objects on other sheets, cut them out all by themselves, and glue it on the front of the other paper(don't forget that band! Use several fonts when writing!).

#5: Layering papers (so long as the colors don't clash) makes a card look really pretty and professional. Samantha added the two jewels at the ends...

#6: Once again, emphasizing one snowflake and putting it halfway on that band, but keeping it in the original spot.

#7: This one might just be my favorite: glitter foam sheets!
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Now, if you and your dolls plan on sending Christmas cards and cheer to friends far and near (I just HAD to rhyme!), you'll need doll-sized envelopes! They're quite easy to make, as shown below in two steps *facepalm*

Cut a strip of paper wide enough to fit the card and 2 and 1/3 the size of the card.

Fold the bottom up and tape it, slide the card inside, and turn the flap down. Easy.

See that? That's a sneak peek at my suggestion at the end of this post - but don't scroll yet! I have some photos of some of the dolls and the cards they made before sending them off! 
Julie was very proud of her card that she made!

Yes, hers was the glittery one, what else?

Josie, the baker, chose gingerbread as her theme.


Samantha actually typed her banner of 'Merry Christmas' on a real typewriter!


Katie, the clown, insisted on this picture. Sorry about the background...

And when she finally got a little more serious, she balanced her card on her head.

Elizabeth's was a very elegant card with the snowflakes.

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How'd you like this craft? I know it was kinda simple, but it was fun to make, especially if you have a special someone to make it for.... such as...
Madison and her dolls over at DWOD!
You see, Madison is hosting a Christmas Card Exchange and each of my dolls (plus Grace, because Madi is one doll ahead of me!) chose one of hers to send a card to! Can you guess who sent it to whom?
DNA dolls: Samantha, Elizabeth, Amy, Grace (for this project), Julie, Josie, Katie
DWOD dolls: Emelie, Chloe, Molly, Ellie-Mae, Josefina, Jasmine, Cecile
^ Those are in no particular order
So now, make sure to send me some pictures of the doll Christmas cards you make to this email address:
I'd love to see them and feature them in a post on Christmas Eve!
Which card was your favorite that I made?
~ Light4theLord


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    1. I'm glad you like them! Merry Christmas to you too!

  2. I LOVE these cards! (My dolls specially love them!) They are so beautiful and my dolls are actually going to put them around their room somehow as pretty Christmas decorations! And thank you so much for sharing about the card exchange! :D :D


    1. I thought you might like this one! ;) My dolls had a ton of fun making them! That's a great idea! Have you gotten my card yet (probably not, I just sent it on Saturday :()? My dolls can't wait to get theirs! You're welcome, as always!

  3. Those are cute ! Also Katie is funny !

    1. Thank you! I'm pretty sure she thinks so too... :)

  4. These are adorable! Number 4 is probably my favorite. :)

    1. Thanks, Katie! I wonder why it's your favorite... :D It IS a Christmas tree cookie on the front after all!


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