Happy Holidays Snowflake Card
Let the cold crisp weather of winter inspire you on this card. The front may be frosty but your friends and family will know you made it with warmth in your heart.
By: Sandra Brown
Skill Level: This card craft is fun for moms and kids (age 7 and up) to do together. Moms may want to precut the paper and then help guide the child in assembling the card. And remember to get input from creative kids! Plus, if you're looking for just-for-mom time, put on some holiday music and make a few cards on your own.
What You Need
- white cardstock cut to 5 ½” x 8” (keep the scraps)
- patterned paper in shades of blue cut to 3 ½” x 3 ½”
- blue cardstock cut to 5 ¼ “ x 3 ¾”
- metal rimmed tag (I used 1 9/16th inch)
- label maker
- snowflake paper punch or snowflake stickers
- patterned ribbon in shades of blue cut to 6” long
- adhesive such as double sided sticky tape, glue stick, liquid glue or mini glue dots
- paper trimmer or scissors and ruler
What You Do
- Fold white cardstock in half.
- Glue solid blue cardstock to front of card.
- Glue blue patterned paper to the left hand side of blue cardstock.
- Punch 5 snowflakes from left over white cardstock (if you don’t have the punch, you’ll add your stickers later).
- Thread ribbon through existing hole in he metal rimmed tag and tie a tight knot. Do not trim excess yet.
- Print the words “Happy” and “Holidays” with your labeler. You can also hand write these words or print them off your computer in you desire.
- Attach “Happy” to the center of your tag. Trim the ends of the label if necessary.
- Glue tag to center of the square patterned paper.
- Glue “Holidays” underneath the tag.
- Trim ends of ribbon to desired length and glue ends down.
- Glue your five white snowflakes in a random pattern on the right hand side of the card (mostly over solid blue cardstock). If using stickers you do not need to use the liquid adhesive.
- This card fits in a standard envelope size 4 3/8th” x 5 3/4th”, which can be found at any office supply store.
- Glue dots work well for gluing heavier embellishments such as ribbon or metal-rimmed tags.
- Using a paper trimmer is quick and easily allows you to make straight cuts.
- Using textured cardstock gives your card a classy look.
- Inking the edges of each piece of cut paper gives a nice finished look. You can use specialty inks or a brown or black marker.
- Use your creativity in picking out your colors and papers.
- Don’t forget to sign the back of your card because you just created art!
- You can find many wonderful products to use on your card or tag from Two Peas in a Bucket