18 Beautiful & Crafty Christmas Card Designs

18-beautiful-and-crafty-christmas-card-designs-iconWith warm greetings of the season, here is a collection of some uniquely crafty and creative Christmas cards. These are great examples of using a bit of clever craft work to add elegance to design.

If you are looking for a distinctive Xmas card idea, be sure to also check my post, 15 Creative DIY Christmas Card Ideas.

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Creative DIY Cristmas Trees

Christmas is near and one of the best parts of the festival is a jolly-looking Christmas tree. For the people who want to make the holidays even more special, a DIY Christmas tree is a great project. And it definitely makes your Christmas tree to be one of a kind!

So, here are some really creative and out of the box Xmas tree ideas…

Christmas Tree Made of Books

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Lifelike Origami Art by Spanish Artist Gonzalo Calvo

Madrid-based origami master Gonzalo Garcia Calvo is able to transform a flat piece of paper into a lifelike three-dimensional intricate artwork. Calvo’s favorite subject matter seems to be expressive animals, though he has created many other objects as well, including an unbelievable violin.

For more amazing origami art, be sure to check out his Flickr!

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Cut-Out Dress Designs Brilliantly Completed With Everyday Objects by Edgar Artis

Edgar Artis is an Armenian fashion illustrator who creates gorgeous dress designs with everyday objects he finds at home. From a dress up made of burnt matchsticks to colorful paper clip garments, Edgar’s ideas give a new perspective to the things we see everyday!

You can find his work on his Instagram account. Some of the ingenious designs are right here.

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Michael Zajkov Creates Stunningly Realistic Dolls That Appear to Be Living

Michael Zajkov is a Moscow-based artist who creates such hyper-realistic dolls that often they make people feel uncomfortable! Unlike other dolls out there, Michael Zajkov’s dolls are hand-sculpted and are a fine work of art. These dolls are made from a special type of modeling clay, with beautiful glass eyes, French mohair wigs and numerous joints in them.

Zajkov graduated from Kuban State University of Russia in 2009. From 2010 to 2013 he worked at a puppet theatre while also attending a graduate school. He made his first doll in 2010.

Michael Zajkov with his hyper-realistic dolls
Michael Zajkov with his hyper-realistic dolls

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Michael shares the pictures of his startlingly lifelike dolls and sneak previews of their production process on his Instagram page.
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20 Business Cards So Awesomely Designed That You Just Can’t Ignore Them

Do you think your business card is just a medium to tell people how to reach you, or something more – something that reflects who you are? These outstanding business cards show how innovative you can get with little things and catch your client’s attention. Get inspired by this collection of 20 awesome business cards designed to make an everlasting impression.

I also shared previously: 33 Creative Business Cards for Your Inspiration

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Stunning Glass Sculptures by Ben Young Capture Ocean’s Beauty

Self-taught artist Ben Young has been making beautiful glass sculptures for over 10 years. Living in Sydney, Ben Young creates sculptures of ocean waves and watery landscapes by layering multiple sheets of hand cut glass. Although the extreme precision and detail of his work may lead you to assume that he uses high-tech machinery to build his pieces, Young’s sculptures are actually hand drawn and handcrafted, layer on layer!

Here are some of the works of this popular glass sculptor. You can find more on his website and Facebook page.

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31 Unique Christmas Decorations You Can Make For Yourself – Part II

Here is the second and final part of my previous post which featured some really creative and easy to make ornaments and decorations for the festive season. Add a personal touch to Christmas with these joyful Christmas ornaments and give your place a very different look during the holidays.

Also have a look here if you haven’t seen the first part yet: 31 Unique Christmas Decorations You Can Make For Yourself – Part I.

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31 Unique Christmas Decorations You Can Make For Yourself – Part I

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Today I am posting a bunch of cute Christmas decorations and ornaments that, apart from looking really beautiful, are so simple to create that you too can easily craft some decors like these at home.

(You may also like my collection of some very creative Christmas cards you can make at home and these awesome pictures on Christmas decorations.)

Here is the first half of the collection. Don’t miss the next part: 31 Unique Christmas Decorations You Can Make For Yourself – Part II.

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15 Creative DIY Christmas Card Ideas

Season’s greetings to everyone! I recently spent some time on the Internet collecting some cool DIY ideas for hand-made Christmas cards which will surely make your holiday greetings stand out.

Here are 15 simple yet elegant instances of shaping some handy, little things into a perfect Christmas card… So this year, why not avoid the generic store-bought cards and go for these creative ones?

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