This video shows how to make three different cards. The making of the cards uses some standard materials such as stamps, stick on jewels, stamps and gel pens. However, they also used recycled card in one way or another.
The cards are quite simple in design, but there are some good ideas of things you could use when making your own cards. The cards are all quick and easy to make, and could even be made by children, although the adhering of some of the materials requires a glue gun, so that part would be best to be done by an adult.
The best idea is the reuse of old Christmas cards to make new Christmas card. If you have old Christmas cards with nice images, like the example of a robin in the video, you can use those images in new cards.