Recycle Upcycle Christmas Cards - Window Scene Cards


Today brings our second Christmas card craft and its making a new set of Christmas cards from your existing ones. If you read my previous post you'll remember I suggested splitting the cards into piles and that one should be of cards that make good window scenes. 

For this craft you will need

  • Your pile of good scene cards
  • A pack of cards and envelopes (£1.00 for a pack of 10 @ Poundland)
  • Coloured A4 Card (£1.00 for a pack @ Wilko and Poundland)
  • Glue stick (50p @ Wilko)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
Pile of Christmas cards with glue, ruler, pencil, scissors, a pile of card and a pack of plain cards

Start by lining up your window card next to the card you are using.

A Santa Christmas card being cut to size

Using the ruler and pencil draw a line where you need to cut the card. There'll need to be a gap between the cards all the way round. 

A Santa Christmas card being cut to size

Cut the card along your line.

Santa Christmas card being cut to size

Check the sizing and layout against your card. 

Santa Christmas card now cut to fit a blank card

Don't glue it just yet though! Lay your picture on your A4 piece of card, leave a similar sized gap around the edges and draw around it.


Santa card being used as a template on the coloured card   Santa card being used as a template on the coloured card

Next, using your ruler draw a box around 1cm inside the line of your template.

Making a frame with the coloured card   Making a frame with the coloured card

If needed complete the other sides of the box as per the picture below.

Making a frame with the coloured card

Cut out along the outline and then the cut out the smaller centre square. 

Making a frame with the coloured card

Lay both the scene and the boarder out on your card to check you are happy with the size. If you are glue it down.

Frame placed over the Santa card   Cards being glued

Cards glued in place

If you want to do a design with the frame running down the middle, do the same as the above but draw a 1cm cross down the middle of your card. 

Another frame being cut for a window

Cut out and glue as before.

Frame placed over another santa card

That's it your done! This a great little craft for kids or adults. Not only does it reuse the cards you've received but it also saves you a few quid next year. There's the add bonus of some quiet time if the kids make them!

Handmade cards spread out on a table


Handmade cards spread out on a table    Handmade cards spread out on a table

Enjoy!

Mummy Snowy Owl
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