Jungle Jingle Cruise Inspired Christmas Card DIY

Set sail on the Nile River, thru the Congo, and behind the backside of water with this “Jingle Cruise” inspired Christmas card! It’s a fun way to add a personal touch to a card for your Disney loving friends and family. Here are the supplies:

Supplies List:Tools List:
Red CardstockHobby Knife
Green CardstockPaper Slicer (optional)
Dark Blue and Light Blue CardstockRed Thread and Sewing Needle
Various Grey and White CardstockScissors
Small White Pom-Pom RibbonHot Glue + Gun
1/4″ Red Velvet RibbonGlue Stick
Small Craft BellsCutting Mat
Gold and Silver Metallic Paint (Pens)

Say goodbye to the nice people on the dock!

I started off by folding my dark blue cardstock in half along the short edge

and slicing it into a 5.5 x 5.5″ square.

I then measured a 4.5″ x 0.5″ rectangle on white cardstock.

Below that rectangle, I measured 0.25″ and made a line.

Next, I drew little scallop edges.

Layering the white cardstock over a piece of red cardstock, I taped the two pieces of paper together

and cut out the shapes.

On the red cut-out piece, I marked about 1/8th of an inch from the long solid side of the rectangle.

Then, I drew perpendicular lines from the 1/8th inch marked line down to the sides each scallop.

Marking off every other scallop, I used my hobby knife and cut out stripes.

After that, I glued the red cardstock on top of the white to create a striped canopy for the Jingle Cruise boat.

For the boat’s posts, I used a medium grey cardstock. With the canopy laying on top, I marked 1/8″ from the edges of the canopy onto the grey cardstock. Then, I found two more spots in the center to put two more 1/8″ posts.

From those markings, I drew vertical lines about 2.5″ long. I kept about a 1/2″ underneath that of grey cardstock.

To finish the posts, I used a hobby knife to slice everything out.

Next, I cut out a piece of the same medium grey cardstock to a 6.5″ x 1.5″ rectangle.

I measured about an inch in on the bottom edge and cut a curved diagonal from the bottom, to the top corners on each side.

Then, I took that shape and cut out the same thing on a dark grey cardstock.

Instead of keeping the dark grey cardstock as is, I cut some chunks out. Then I glued the dark grey on top of the grey.

After that, I attached the boat posts to the back of the grey boat shape.

I then glued the top of the four posts and attached the canopy. The posts should be on top of the canopy with a little bit of the posts sticking up from the canopy.

I cut out a little scroll shape and glued it behind the middle boat posts.

This part is abstract so you can do whatever you want here. All I did was cut blobs and vague plant shapes out of pieces of green, light grey, and dark grey cardstock. And a little water shape from the light blue cardstock.

I then assembled my blobs (minus the light blue) onto my card and glued into place ending around the lower middle of the card. I left the plant shapes to overhang from the sides of the card. We’ll cut off excess from the top, but keep the sides.

Then, I glued the boat on top.

And the little water blobs on top of that.


I took my 1/4″ red velvet ribbon and sewed on my tiny bells that would fit between 5.5″ across. You don’t have to sew them, just attach the easiest way for you.

Then I took another piece of red velvet ribbon and cut a length to fit the bottom of my card.

Using hot glue, I glued the bell ribbon to the top and the plain to the bottom.

Next, I took my pom-pom ribbon and glued them to the boat posts

and the top of the boat.

To finish the front of the card, I used gold and silver paint pens. I wrote “Noel Nelly” on the boat sign and made some dots to represent lights on the boat posts and under the pom-poms ribbon.

I sliced a piece of white cardstock into a 5 x 5″ square and glued it on the inside of the card.

If you enjoyed your cruise, my name’s Skipper A. If not, my name is Skipper B.

This card was so fun to create and it looks amazing! I hope you liked this craft and are able to make it for Christmas. It is sure to make a great addition to the other Christmas cards you’ve received.

Jungle Jingle Cruise Inspired Christmas Card DIY

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