DIY Holiday Paper Reindeer Postcard & Tag | December 16, 2010

You might remember this little guy from a previous holiday freebie. I've adapted him to include moveable legs, antler and tail to be used either as a decorative tag to adorn your holiday gifts or as part of a playful DIY postcard.

PAPER REINDEER POSTCARD

What you will need:

  • A4 Kraft card
  • A4 White, textured card
  • 4 craft brads
  • Double-sided tape
  • Scissors
  • 3mm (or smaller) circle craft punch
  • Colour Printer
  • Postcard Back design (download PDF below)
  • Paper Reindeer Postcard design (download PDF below)
  • Scalpel
  • Ruler
  • Cutting board

Instructions:

Download the 'Paper Reindeer Postcard' PDF below and print out onto white card using a colour printer. Using a pair of scissors, cut around the separate parts of the reindeer leaving some white around the edges. (Tip: You don't need to cut perfectly straight. In fact, a slightly irregular edge just creates a more whimsical, handmade feel.) Position the legs, antler and tail on the correct areas of the reindeer body and attach by punching holes and inserting and fastening craft brads. Cut out the 'happy holidays' banner, also leaving a white border around the edges.

Download the 'Postcard Back' PDF and print onto kraft card. Use a scalpel, ruler and cutting board to cut to correct size.

Using double-sided tape, stick the banner to the bottom of the front of the postcard. Place a bit of double sided tape to the middle of the reindeer body to attach him to the center of your postcard.

Write your holiday message in the space provided on the back. Attach to wrapped gift.

PAPER REINDEER TAG

Download the 'Paper Reinder Tag' PDF, print onto white card and construct your reindeer using the method described in the postcard tutorial. Makes a cute decoration for gift packages!

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CONDITIONS OF USE:  The downloadable pdfs in this article (and across my entire site) are free for personal use only. They are not for commercial use. If you wish to incorporate any of my designs in your own personal projects, please attribute it to me by linking to my site. Please do not distribute any of my downloadable files. If you wish to blog about this article, please feel free to use my photos as long as they are accompanied with a credit and link back to my site and/or this article. As a courtesy please do not link directly to a downloadable file but rather to this page.  Thanks for reading this boring footer stuff! :)

{ all images by Amy Moss }

XO
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posted under: Christmas, Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Holidays, Kids, parenting

Comments

  1. What a lovely blog!! will visit often ?
  2. What a lovely blog! will visit often!! :)
  3. This is so sweet!
  4. thank you amy for sharing. absolutely gorgeous & adorable. Merry XMas.
  5. I absolutely love your DIY downloads! Thank you so much for sharing.
  6. Very cute. I think I might be borrowing this download. Thank you for sharing your lovely talent.
  7. Ann | Dec 17, 2010
    Thank you so much! This is so adorable! :D
  8. Nifty Supreme! Love It!

    George
  9. Oh fun! And so cute too :)
  10. Super cute! What a great idea.Love the little face and alos the red and white string..
  11. this is adorable! thanks for sharing :)
  12. Too cute! Great DIY.
  13. Im so in love with you blog, its simply GORGEOUS!!

    lots of love
    Liss
  14. how adorable!
  15. Wow- so nice. I am defintiely making my own cards next year!!
  16. i always forget about brads. time to start using them in crafts again!
  17. Thank you so much for this lovely design!! It's so very cute and original :)
  18. Marit (Norway) | Dec 18, 2010
    Love it, both clever and cute at the same time:) Your blog has become one of my absolute favorites in the blogosphere!
  19. sacha | Dec 18, 2010
    Wow. This is quite possibly the cutest little thing. It makes me want to send out Christmas cards!
  20. so pretty
  21. This is such a great idea! Love it :)
  22. I've just spent a good amount of time going through your site after discovering it today! Thank you for making available so many of your beautiful creations!
  23. This is absolutely beautiful, thank you so much for sharing!
  24. Very cute!
  25. These are so cute! Can't wait to try them out, although I may have to save this one for next year the way my calendar's looking! Thanks for sharing!
  26. OMG These are so cute! I'm so bummed I just found you. I'll have to save this for next year.
  27. Elisabeth | Jan 1, 2011
    Very cute! Thank you so much.
  28. So so cute!! Thank you!
  29. Tooooooo cute! Thank you!
  30. Kelly | Nov 2, 2011
    So adorable!!! My nieces will love these on their x-mas presents. Thank you for sharing your creativity!
  31. emma | Nov 9, 2011
    Just wanted to say... you and your blog are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing.
  32. C | Dec 2, 2011
    I love your designs!
    But which printer do you use and what kind off paper?
    Because when I print something, it doesn't look as beautiful as on your pictures...
    And how do you get such a sharp cut?
    I hope you can give me some info! Than I can start making the christmas cards!
  33. This is so beautyful... thanks for sharing, and a happy christmas to you!
    Trine, Denmark
  34. Thanks for sharing! I am going to feature this & link back! Beautiful design.
  35. Tracey Sanders | Dec 16, 2011
    I am printing mine out right now. So excited to use these. Thank you!
  36. wonderful! many thanks ! ! !
  37. tout chcolat | Dec 17, 2011
    Merci! c'est ravissant.
  38. bbbfran | Dec 18, 2011
    "Welcometomyworldandcie" me dirige vers ce beau cadeau, un grand merci pour le partage. Très bonnes fêtes de fin d'année, que 2012 soit lumineuse.
  39. So many beautiful DIY on your site! I've been rounding up the best of the printable tags for my friends to find on my blog :)

    http://www.suska.ca/2011/12/its-a-wrap/
  40. Hi Amy ~ Thanks so much for the free printable. It's adorable and I used one as a topper for a gift this year. I posted it on my blog and linked to you. Merry Christmas! :)
  41. Karenv | Dec 23, 2011
    Thank you so much for the adorable downloads!
  42. libbywilko | Dec 27, 2011
    Thanks for this great Reindeer. You blog is great !
  43. janice | Dec 29, 2011
    LOVED, LOVED your site!!
  44. Frankie C | Jan 1, 2012
    I just love every thing here.... such wonderful ideas!
  45. Thank you for the Reindeer!
    I've made it yesterday! It's so cute!

    I linked you on my blog.
    http://www.frauzuckerwatte.com/2012/10/basteln-crafting-bricolaje.html
  46. merci beaucoup
    adorable
    douce journée
    kty
  47. So cute
  48. Hello Amy, I used your reindeer, to decorate a mini recipe booklet. I linked back to your site for my readers to find your reindeer postcard and tag. Have a look at how I used them, if you like: http://fraeuleinmaier.de/post-aus-meiner-kuche-gruse-aus-der-weihnachtsschickerei/
    Thanks for this cute design! Lisa
  49. Melinda | Nov 29, 2012
    Hi,
    Just checking. A4 paper is 11.7 by 8.3". Is that really the size you mean? It does not appear to what is used in the pictures. Sorry for being dense. I just don't want to mess up what promises to be an adorable project.
    Melinda
  50. Hi Melinda- the A4 format is simply what is needed for the printables I've created. If you download the 'postcard back' printable you'll notice that it is an A4 sheet containing 2 postcard designs on it. Hope that clears things up.
  51. mary jo | Dec 5, 2012
    thanks so much! this is darling & i can't wait to use it ...
  52. It's absolutly cute!! Love!
  53. Heather | Dec 10, 2012
    Absolutely adorable!! Thanks so much for the genius freebies!!
  54. this is so clever and adorable. I love the reindeer with the gift wrap. gorgeous. thank you for the inspiration.
  55. Kimberly | Dec 16, 2012
    It's so adorable! Thans for the free downloads! :)
    Love!
  56. Carolina | Dec 22, 2012
    It's so cute, happy, colorfull ! Thans for the free downloads!
    I´m from Argentina, here I don´t found this kind of printables.

    Happy Holidays!!!!
    Carolina.-
  57. Carole | Dec 23, 2012
    Thank you so much for sharing these.
  58. Asher | Dec 24, 2012
    Thank you for the reindeer tag--it was a beautiful finishing touch for the handmade gifts that I gave my family this year. Your work is making Christmas a little brighter year after year!
  59. Nice to be here and see your post !
  60. Tammy | Dec 20, 2013
    How wonderful Thank you!
  61. Christine Walters | Apr 21, 2014
    Hi Amy I have just found this site and have printed out the free downloads .. thank you so much for this lovely idea and i am now in the process for making my Christmas cards very early for a change ..
  62. SuzieQ | Oct 19, 2014
    Your reindeer design is adorable. Thank you for sharing this unique project.
  63. doodle | Oct 26, 2014
    Lovely! Thank you!
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