Phew, every year I sweat again over a chic Christmas card, which is on the one hand home-made and on the other hand, without mega effort in larger quantities to produce. Because I send in the pre-Christmas time to friends and family, as well as to my “business” contacts, real, oldschool, analog post. This year, Mr. Froebel and Mr. Photoshop helped me on the jump – and that’s what has become of it.
Actually, these Fröbelsterne have so little bags on top, but then they would have fit into any envelope no more … I think they are so very pretty, right?
My mom and I have been sitting on the long strips of paper every now and then in Advent, wondering about it every once in a while: how did that work? It’s almost a tradition!
This year I’m going to make my fingers wither, but once you get the hang of it, it’s really fast. And if you like the star, you can take it off as a recipient of the card and hang it in the Christmas tree – so it is also a small present.
And because that’s a bit tricky in some places and I’m not (yet) making any videos, I’ll send you over here for the folding instructions – it’s easier 😉 You just leave the end with the “bags”, ok?
Everything else, except the star, I explain to you now:
You need this:
- Computer + printer
- 1 sheet of white photo cardboard A4
- colorful construction paper
- thin cord, Sticktwist o.Ä.
- Needle with a matching oil
- thin knitting needle
- Cutter, ruler and cutting pad
And this is how it is done:
- Print the PDF with the card on the white photo card – use the “borderless print” mode of your printer. On a DIN A4 page you get so two cards.
- Cut the cards apart.
- Fold it in the middle with a knitting needle and fold the card together.
- Fold the star after video tutorial.
- Make a small loop from the drawstring and sew it tight with the needle at the top of the wreath.
- Use the needle to punch a hole in the star and pull the long end of the loop.
- Make a knot so that the star is attached to the drawstring.
- Write and send a card!
And, do you also write proper Christmas mail? I think that’s soooooo nice! Anyway, and anyway, I think you would have to write many more letters and cards – so very old-fashioned with filler. And great decorated envelope with many beautiful stamps … Hachz.
For Creadienstag I also send, but completely virtual and digital 😉
I wish you a creative week!