Homemade Holiday Letter

Update friends and family by creating handmade holiday letters.
By: Tracy Sisson
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Thoughts of the holidays conjure fond memories of the dozens of cards and holiday letters received over the years from loved ones. This year spread the joy with a handmade holiday letter. Let everyone know what you’ve been up to this past year. They’ll love reading your letter while enjoying your unique card.

Materials and Tools:

8-1/2" x 11" chocolate brown cardstock
8-1/2" x 11" cream cardstock
8-1/2" x 11" red cardstock
8-1/2" x 11" pink cardstock
lime green ribbon
pre-made felt holiday stickers
pink sequins
craft glue
ruler
pencil

Steps:

1. Using your computer, print your letter on cream cardstock.

2. Trim printed letter to 8" x 10-5/8". Center and glue onto brown cardstock.

3. Fold the letter in half.

4. For the card's exterior, trim red cardstock to 5-1/2" x 3" and pink cardstock down to 5-1/2" x 2-1/2".

5. Center and glue the strip of pink cardstock onto the red strip. Glue pink and red cardstock to the front outside flap of the card.

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6. Cut, layer and glue the green ribbon to the outside front flap, crossing the ribbon over the layered red and pink cardstock. Finish the card's exterior by attaching a felt holiday sticker.

7. Attach sequins to the interior of the card with craft glue, scattering them in a random pattern to accent your letter. Finish by adding a felt holiday sticker.

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