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How to decorate a Christmas card with magazines

Submitted by on December 19, 2012 – 7:11 am2 Comments

As usual this Christmas we have made our own Christmas cards. My cards are simple, just white card and some amazing glitter liners I bought recently to make decorations on fabric and that work brilliantly on paper, but it is my son’s idea the one I would like to share here. He made two cards for his teachers using magazine pages and blue thick paper.

Material: blue thick paper, magazine pages, scissors, glue, scalpel.

  1. Cut the paper to fit a standard envelope
  2. Draw a star on one side of the paper
  3. Cut with a scalpel(use a ruler to keep a straight line)
  4. Cut a few magazine pages into strips of the same width
  5. Weave the magazine strips to make a large enough background to go under  the star shaped hole
  6. Attach the woven work onto a piece of blue paper and glue the whole thing inside the card to create a cover for the first page of the card.
  7. Leave to dry and the card before writing your special message



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