Happy New Year Heart Card
Fresh green and orange — a hot color combination trend — make this funky New Year’s heart card stand out. What a great way to say Happy New Year 2010!
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What You Need
- green cardstock cut to 5 ½” x 8 1/2”
- patterned paper in a complementary shade cut to 3 ½” x 3 ½”
- computer printout of “2010” (see instructions below)
- strip of white paper about 4” long and 1” wide
- adhesive such as double-sided sticky tape, glue stick, liquid glue or mini glue dots
- paper trimmer
- orange marker
What You Do
- Fold green cardstock in half.
- Glue patterned cardstock to the center of the card.
- Use your computer to print off “2010” over and over again on a piece of white paper. (Or, handwrite or stamp “2010”.) You'll need to cover an area of about 3 square inches. Experiment with different fonts.
- Fold the 2010 paper but don't crease it. Use scissors to freehand cut a heart.
- Use the orange marker to go around the edges of the heart. Don't worry about being precise; it's supposed to look “loose” and hand-done.
- Write, stamp or print off “Happy New Year” on the strip of paper. Tear the edges.
- Glue “Happy New Year” to the patterned paper, about 2” from the bottom of the card.
- Glue the 2010 heart just above the Happy New Year strip.
- To avoid wasting paper, create a document that has the repeated “2010” on the same page as the “Happy New Year.”
- Use a ruler to help tear the “Happy New Year” strip.”
- You can find many wonderful products to use on your card or tag from Two Peas in a Bucket.
- Try other shapes, such as a flower or star. Use a cookie cutter as your guide.
Quick switch This card can easily be adapted for other occasions, such as “Happy Anniversary” with a “love” heart, “Happy Birthday” with an “30” (or any other age) heart, or “Thanks so much” with “Merci, Danke, Gracias, etc” written in the heart.
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