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This Week's featured Craft Project
Hand made Xmas cards are a fantastic way to add a personal touch to your Christmas. This card is as easy as pie, especially if you love scrap booking. We have used methods often used in scrap booking so you can feel familiar with what you need to do.
1 plain silver card
1 card featuring a silver Xmas tree.
1 large snow flake cutout
1 miniature photo frame
Red Mulberry paper
This double sided sticky tape
Hot Glue Gun
Tear up your Mulberry paper to be about 0.5 - 1cm larger than your photo frame. add some double sided tape to the back of the mulberry patch. Measure at least 2 cm from the top and 1 cm in from the edge and stick your mulberry paper using the markers as a guide. Using the hot glue gun, stick you photo frame in the middle of the mulberry paper on your card. Do not forget to insert your photograph before you stick the frame onto the card.
Take your snow flake and stick it up from the bottom and across from the edge using the same measurement from the bottom as you did from the top and the one from the edge. We used a light spray of spray adhesive on the back of a paper snowflake.
Next, cut your Xmas tree out. We used an old card from the previous year. Old cards you do not want to keep make a great source of Xmas pictures and scraps. When you have the tree cut out, measure about 0.5 - 1cm larger than your tree. Tear another Mulberry paper patch to this size. Stick it onto the card so the Mulberry paper is at least 1 cm in from the right edge. Also it must be placed at a height which is in the middle of the card. You can then add a greeting. We used one which came with the old card.
Variation: If you do not wish to cut out old cards, then Xmas scrap booking accessories work just as well. If you are handy with pliers and beads, you may wish to try attaching a dangling bead to the hoop at the bottom of the photo frame.
Hint: If you do not have photos small enough, then use your scanner and printer or photocopies to scale one down. In olden days, these were filled with little paintings.