DAILY DOSE OF ART

As prescribed by Paulina Constancia

HomeKRAFTed Christmas Cards 1: The Window Card

Welcome to a new week here on DDoA! I hope you enjoyed trying out the Christmas tree projects from last week. This week I bring you ‘HomeKRAFTed Christmas Cards”. We use earth-friendly kraft paper as a base material and then jazz it up with whatever we have available at home.
 
Today at DDoA, all windows have a view as we start off our Christmas card making adventure with The Window Card. 
 
Materials:
  • kraft paper & envelope
  • template
  • scissors (big & small), exacto knife, ruler
  • pencil, eraser 
  • white crafting glue
  • old plastic or paper bag with nice design (to repurpose)
Kraft sheet and envelope
Instructions:
1. Make a Christmas-themed template (E.g. Christmas tree, wreath, snowman, star, etc). Trace template onto the lower right side of your folded paper. (see picture below)
Step 1
 
2. Cut image using the appropriate cutting tool. Put aside.

3
. Cut the printed plastic bag to be just slightly smaller than one frame of folded kraft paper.
Step 3
4. Flip paper and glue cut plastic on lower right frame of paper. (so that when you fold paper, window will have the plastic design as view)
Step 4 -image 1
Step 4 -image 2
Step 4 -image 3
Optional: Line the envelope flap with the plastic so it will match  the card. 
OPT – image 1

Trace flap but cut slightly shorter around to still show kraft paper on inner flap.

 

OPT – image 2
Glue in place and allow to dry completely before folding flap.
And there you have it — your very own HomeKRAFTed Christmas ‘Window’ Card.
HomeKRAFTed Christmas Cards  #1
“The Window Card”
on daily-dose-of-art.com
“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” 
Quote from goodreads

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