Christmas Stationery Printable
Hello Graphics Fairy friends! I’m Diana from Dreams Factory and I’m happy to be here again to share another DIY project with you! Today we are switching things a little bit as we are throwing a Christmas in July party with these absolutely beautiful DIY Christmas Stationery Printables! You will love how easy this project is and you will be amazed to see how many variations there are available for you. I actually created a total of 4 designs that come in several different sizes so you will be able to download them as many times as you want. Because I couldn’t decide if I love the ruled or the unruled Christmas printables better, I decided to share them all! So as an early Christmas in July gift, you will be able to download a whooping total of 32 printables, because each design comes in a ruled and an unruled version!
I wanted to give the printables a lovely vintage look without being too overpowering, so I thought why not give them a ‘kraft paper’ vibe? This way you won’t have to alter them if you don’t want to and you can just use them as they are. OK, if you love distress inks a little bit too much – like I do – maybe a quick distress won’t hurt after all.
I chose classic Christmas images from The Graphics Fairy’s Christmas collection to create all these beautiful printables. You will find a Santa version, a child with tree version, a Holly version and a Poinsettia one. The hard part would be choosing your favorites, but if you can’t simply decide, just print and use them all!
Christmas Stationery Printable Supply List:
- regular paper or cardstock paper (I used cream cardstock)
- home printer
- mini distress inks (optional)
- blending tool with foams (optional)
- gold ink (optional)
Before we jump right in, I want to tell you that your printables might look a little bit different than mine after printing. As you can see, mine look a little bit off here and there because my printer decided to have a mind of its own while printing some of these. Let’s just say it was one of those days…
Start by printing the printables – if you want to print them all, you will need a total of 8 paper sheets.
If you want to only print one of the designs, you can definitely do that – just print it once or as many times as you want!
Use your scissors (or a paper trimmer) to cut each design as carefully as you can and remove all the excess white paper. I like to use a large plate while cutting the paper – this will keep things relatively tidy and I can easily discard the trimmings when I am done.
Below you can better see all the different sizes, I actually arranged them all after cutting them according to their size and whether they were ruled or unruled.
For the next step, I used the Walnut Stain distress ink (from Ranger) to lightly distress the edges.
I actually held all the same-sized printables in one hand like a deck of cards and used the blending tool to distress the printable on top. I then slid the finished printable underneath and moved on to the next one that was on top. I continued like this until all the cards … I mean printables … were distressed.
As an optional step, you can use a little bit of gold ink to add some golden touches. Try not to think too much while doing this, just add some gold ink here and there to emphasize some of the elements. For example, you can add some gold ink to the child’s clothes, to Santa’s door knob and presents, to the Holly leaves, and in the middle of the Poinsettia.
Try not to add too much gold, we don’t want to hide the design, we just want to highlight some of its elements.
All the designs were created having a portrait orientation in mind, but if you need a landscape view for a specific project, just remember that the unruled Holly stationery can be easily rotated to accommodate this request.
Not sure why, but from all the 32 Christmas stationery printables, my all-time favorites turned out to be the smaller-sized ones. Maybe because they are more adaptable and easier to use, so I’m thinking these would look great in other projects too – I’m looking at you Christmas junk journal!
These smaller beauties could also be stacked and turned into a lovely Christmas Notepad – you can follow my DIY Notepad tutorial if you want to give this idea a try.
You can use the stationery printables for all your Christmas activities, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from that would satisfy all your needs! A few ideas would be to use them to write beautiful handwritten Christmas letters or notes, Christmas thank you cards or why not use them to create your Christmas gift lists! But as I mentioned before, these can be included in other projects too, they can be turned into Christmas junk journal embellishments or gift tags, so feel free to find other uses for these beauties. Just think outside the box and let them inspire you!
Diana / Dreams Factory