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Use Glitter Glue To Make Christmas Cards

Updated on September 30, 2016

Using glitter glue is a decorative and economical way to design handmade Christmas cards. All you need for making handmade cards is glitter glue, a package of blank cards, a drawing pencil, and green, red, and gold colored pencils. Below are a few pictures that I took of the glitter glue cards that I designed this Christmas season.

Above is the video I made featuring the glitter glue Christmas cards that I created.

Glitter glue can be used to make a large variety of handmade Christmas cards.
Glitter glue can be used to make a large variety of handmade Christmas cards. | Source

I purchased a package of blank cards for making my Christmas cards. This can be found at most crafting stores and on Amazon.

Start an assembly line with blank cards to write Merry Christmas on.
Start an assembly line with blank cards to write Merry Christmas on. | Source

I lined up all of my blank cards and wrote Merry Christmas on the front of each one.

I decorated each side of the Christmas card with a tree.
I decorated each side of the Christmas card with a tree. | Source

I decorated each side of the first Christmas card with Christmas trees that I drew with two different shades of green colored pencils.

I used gold glitter glue to trace over Merry Christmas.
I used gold glitter glue to trace over Merry Christmas. | Source

I used gold glitter glue to trace over the words Merry Christmas.

Here I added a wreath to each side of the card.
Here I added a wreath to each side of the card.

I used colored pencils to draw a wreath of each side of the card.

I used silver and red glitter glue to decorate the Merry Christmas message on the front of the card.
I used silver and red glitter glue to decorate the Merry Christmas message on the front of the card. | Source

Used red and silver glitter glue to create the text for my card.

Here I have drawn red and gold Christmas balls on the trees of this card.
Here I have drawn red and gold Christmas balls on the trees of this card. | Source

I used green, red, and gold colored pencils draw the Christmas trees on the front of this card.

I used silver glitter glue to create this sparkly Christmas card.
I used silver glitter glue to create this sparkly Christmas card. | Source

The silver glitter glue almost looks like paint on this card.

Another Christmas card with two wreaths on it.
Another Christmas card with two wreaths on it. | Source

The wreath on each side of Merry Christmas was drawn with a colored pencil.

Gold glitter glue is used to glaze over the words Merry Christmas.
Gold glitter glue is used to glaze over the words Merry Christmas. | Source

The gold glitter glue on the Merry Christmas text looks far more expensive than the dollar store price of this crafting supply.

Here I drew a solitary Christmas tree on the front of the card.
Here I drew a solitary Christmas tree on the front of the card. | Source

For this card I decided to make a slightly larger Christmas tree and decorate it with gold and red balls. The Christmas tree is draw with colored pencils.

The Christmas text is glazed with silver glitter glue.
The Christmas text is glazed with silver glitter glue. | Source

The silver glitter glue used to trace over the Merry Christmas text almost looks as delectable as silver frosting piped on a glittery Christmas cake. Of course glitter glue is not edible, but you could make edible frosting if you wanted to decorate a Christmas cake.

I drew two wreaths on this card.
I drew two wreaths on this card. | Source

I used two different shades of colored pencils to create the wreaths on both sides of the card.

Gold glitter glue was used to decorate the text of the card.
Gold glitter glue was used to decorate the text of the card.

I used gold glitter glue to decorate the text on the front of this card. Also, I used red glitter glue to decorate the holy berries on the wreaths on each side of the text.

All of the glitter glue cards are drying.
All of the glitter glue cards are drying. | Source

I spread the glitter glue cards out so these could dry.

Three sparkly glitter cards
Three sparkly glitter cards | Source
The sparkly cards are ready for their photo op.
The sparkly cards are ready for their photo op. | Source
Christmas trees and wreaths are simple decorations you can make for glitter glue cards.
Christmas trees and wreaths are simple decorations you can make for glitter glue cards. | Source
Simple accents work well on glitter cards because these allow the sparkly colors to pop.
Simple accents work well on glitter cards because these allow the sparkly colors to pop. | Source
Red, gold and silver glitter all make for bold and magnificent colors to use on cards.
Red, gold and silver glitter all make for bold and magnificent colors to use on cards. | Source
The candles make the glittery cards look very Christmasy.
The candles make the glittery cards look very Christmasy. | Source
Gold and silver glitter cards allow you to give friend and family a bit of glitz without spending thousands.  Actually you can make twenty sparkle cards for under five dollars.
Gold and silver glitter cards allow you to give friend and family a bit of glitz without spending thousands. Actually you can make twenty sparkle cards for under five dollars. | Source
This handmade cards are truly luminous.
This handmade cards are truly luminous. | Source
The silver glazed Christmas cards.
The silver glazed Christmas cards. | Source
The pizzazz of glitter cards is quite appealing.
The pizzazz of glitter cards is quite appealing. | Source
Glitter glue makes the cards easier to make.
Glitter glue makes the cards easier to make. | Source
The silver glitter cards with the Christmas trees are my favorites.
The silver glitter cards with the Christmas trees are my favorites. | Source
These cards are simple yet brilliant with the sparkle.
These cards are simple yet brilliant with the sparkle. | Source
Spread out the glitter glue cards so these can dry.
Spread out the glitter glue cards so these can dry. | Source
A few of the glitter glue Christmas cards I made by hand.
A few of the glitter glue Christmas cards I made by hand. | Source
The glittery gold looks nice on the Christmas card.
The glittery gold looks nice on the Christmas card. | Source
Another closeup of my favorite glittery cards, the silver Christmas tree ones.
Another closeup of my favorite glittery cards, the silver Christmas tree ones. | Source
The candles are not lit, but would illuminate the sparkly cards if these were.  Actually, I prefer not to burn my candles and just use these as decorations.
The candles are not lit, but would illuminate the sparkly cards if these were. Actually, I prefer not to burn my candles and just use these as decorations. | Source

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    • Cleanclover profile image

      Cleanclover 

      6 years ago from Piece of land!

      Merry Christmas sweetiepie. Good work :-)

    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      6 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Hi JamaGenee,

      I love the fonts available with word processing programs. Sometimes I draw a picture, scan it, and then print on cards with various fonts. I also enjoy hand lettering, so I use a combination of approaches when making cards.

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      Joanna McKenna 

      6 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      Since I'm a dud at centering hand-lettering on anything, I'd have to forget that step and do the lettering on my word processor, print it on card stock, and then use the glitter glue. Another advantage to my method would be the variety of fonts available. Great, informative hub otherwise!

    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      6 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Polyannalana,

      Thanks for your comments. Glad you can remember the last craft project you did with your mom.

      VioletSun,

      I always appreciate your comments. I am sure you could make some really nice cards with spiritual sayings on these.

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      VioletSun 

      6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      You are a always so creative, cannot see you ever getting bored, and that is a good thing. :) Very nice tips! Whenever I get the desire to be crafty, I can come and check your how to hubs.

      Voted up!

    • Pollyannalana profile image

      Pollyannalana 

      6 years ago from US

      Great hub. Reminds me of the last thing my mom and I did together. I still have her card. I will always keep it. Voted up.

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