Paintchip-and-stickers Christmas Card
Have a few paint chip strips lying around after your last home improvement project? Use one, accented with dollar store stickers, to make a cute card in a snap. Kids can easily do this with only a little help from you.
By: Bonnie Schiedel
Skill Level: Easy
What You Need
- red card stock cut to 5 ½” x 8 ½”
- paint chip strip
- paper trimmer
- strip of patterned paper (size will depend on the size of your paint chip strip)
- piece of twine about 12” long
What You Do
- Fold red cardstock in half.
- Use your paper trimmer to cut off any writing from the paint chip strip.
- Cut the paint chip so it will fit on the red cardstock. Leave the white border at the top and bottom.
- Cut the patterned paper so it's about ¼” bigger on all sides than the paint chip strip.
- Glue the paint chip strip to the patterned paper.
- Glue the patterned paper to the right hand side of the card.
- Put stickers in each paint chip square.
- Tie twine around the spine of the card and trim if necessary.
- Choose stickers that have white borders. These coordinate nicely with the white borders on the paint chip strip.
- Skip the patterned paper if your kids are finding it difficult to measure.
- White, blue or green rickrack is a great alternative to the twine.
- If you want to make a large number of these cards, use an assembly line: precut, then glue all the patterned paper, then all the strips. Then add all the stickers and finally the twine.
- Large square paintchips are also handy for many other card projects.
Quick switch To make a gift tag, just trim your paint chip strips to two or three squares, then mount on cardstock. This style would also make a great bookmark.
This card is ideal for other occasions. Just pick out your favorite stickers at the dollar store!