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Homemade Greeting Card

Homemade Holiday Card

Another one of Dorthy’s amazing creations! This card will be treasured by the recipient. It would be a wonderful greeting card to mail to friends and family. Whether giving a large or a small gift, the card will be the highlight.

Christmas Card supplies
Card base:   8 ½” x 5 ½” cardstock
Contrast:   1 – 3” x 5” cardstock
Contrast:    2 ¾” x 4 ¾” cardstock
Present:    1 – 1 ¼” x 1 ¼” and
      2 – 1” x 1 ¾” and
      3 – 1 ¼” x 1 ¼”
Inside paper:   5 ¼” x 4” (white)
     1 sheet vellum paper computer and printer to print out greeting
     12” metallic gold floss
Paper glue
Mini hole punch
2 mini brads
Superglue (opt)Homemade Greeting Card 1

Step 1    Cut out all pieces. Fold card body in half.
Glue presents on to contrast (2 ¾ x 4 ¾ ) placing them 5/8” up from bottom and centered (eyeball it!). Homemade Greeting Card 2Step #2  Thread needle with 2 strands of floss.
Step #3 Poke holes in the top and bottom of each present.
Step #4 –  Thread floss through with needle. Tie in a double knot at the top. Homemade Greeting Card 6
Step #5  Tie in a bow and trim ends to desired length. Repeat for each present. If desired, place a small drop of superglue on the center of each bow so it will not come untied.Homemade Greeting Card 3

Step #6   Choose a font to print your greeting in. It needs to be about 3” in length. I used Curlz MT 36 bolded. Center the greeting on the page and type about 6 greetings leaving room in between to cut or tear. Print. Homemade Greeting Card 4Step # 7   Cut apart and then tear to be about 1” wide.Homemade Greeting Card 5Step #8   Place vellum strip over the presents and center side-to-side and top-to-bottom. Hold in place and punch a hole on both sides.
Step #9    Place brads in holes. Fold excess vellum to the back and glue down.
Step #10  Glue to 3 x 5 cardstock centering on all sides.
Step #11   Glue to front of card centering once again.
Step #12  Glue white paper on the inside of the card to write your sentiment. If you used a light color for your Card base, you can skip this step. Homemade Greeting Card 7Tada!
Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’ Shadow, 2013
Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.

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