Thursday, December 22, 2011

Quick Christmas Cards

If you find that you've run out of Christmas cards, and just need a few more, don't go out a buy a whole box, consider making some.

These two designs are deceptively simple and just require paper, some glue, and a little strategic cutting.

Fold a piece of paper in two to make a card, then trace half a star (or half a tree) along the fold. Cut out around the shape, but do not cut at the fold. Then using the cut-out shape, trace around the star onto a contrasting paper, this time tracing a whole star. Cut out the star. Open the card up and glue the contrasting star onto the first star.

Open the card, making sure that the star is bent so that it sticks away from the card. Your card is done!

Follow the same instructions for this card, except, instead of cutting and gluing the whole tree shape in contrasting paper to the inside of the card, cover the whole of the right-hand side of the card in a contrasting paper. Your tree will then become half one paper, and half the other.

If you have edging scissors, you can cut a decorative edge along the side of the card.

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