This week’s activity was created a few days ago when I overheard my neighbour singing happy birthday to her daughter. I realised that I had no cards and didn’t want to risk going out to the shops. So I came up with this idea to make a really cool greetings card and thought that it might come in handy for lots of people at the moment who find themselves stuck at home but want to send a card to someone!
You will need:
- Blank card, folded card or paper
- Old magazines
- Glue or sticky tape
- A pen or pencil
First of all, you need to make a card shape by folding over a piece of paper or card. You can make it any size you like but remember it might need to fit an envelope! I actually found some blank cards I already had so I used these.
Next I used a pencil to draw a shape on a blank sheet of paper. I used a star shaped cookie cutter to draw around and also drew a heart freehand.
Now you need to go through your magazines and choose some pages with a colour scheme that you like. It doesn’t really matter what the pictures are or the writing is, just that you like the colours.
Once I had a few pages I carefully cut them into small strips and then on the reverse of the paper I stuck them down with glue so that they covered the area where the outline was. (I realised afterwards that if I had used a pen to make my outline instead of a pencil, it would of been easier to see it showing through the paper!) For this I used PVA glue, but I also created another version where I used strips of sticky tape instead which worked really well too.
If you have used glue then you now need to wait for it to dry. If you have used tape or your glue is dry, you can turn the paper over and cut out your shape using the original outline.
Now you can stick your shape down onto your card. I used glue or for the sticky tape version I used small folded over strips of tape. Double sided tape would work really well too but I didn’t have any!
I really hope that today’s activity might come in handy if you need a greetings card and as always, I would love to see any of your creations. Please get in touch with comments, suggestions and photos via my social media on facebook, instagram and twitter as: The Crafty Hare UK (@thecraftyhareuk) or you can contact MFT if you prefer.
Thanks for reading and I will see you next week!
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