You don’t need to OD on Christmas patterns and colours for cards – choose a simple colour scheme and use scrapbook paper or gift wraps in Christmas designs for clever and cute handmade cards.
- Plain coloured black card
- Patterned scrapbooking paper, Japanese rice paper or gift wrap
- Double-sided sticky sheets (from Spotlight)
- A circle punch or a circle shape and scissors
- A white ink pen
- A single hole punch
- A cutting mat or chopping board
Cut a square of double-sided sticky sheet and place it on the back of the patterned paper.
Using the circle punch, punch a circle shape in the patterned paper with the patterned side facing up (this will ensure the paper doesn’t tear as you punch through it). If you don’t have a circle punch, you can trace a circle shape using a bangle, or a glass and then cut it out with scissors.
Peel off the sticky back and stick onto the front of your card. Repeat with another circle.
Punch two small holes at the top of both ‘baubles’ using the single hole punch. Thread the string through the small holes and tie these into a bow. Finish by drawing a ‘string’ from the top of the card to the bauble.