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Christmas Card A Day – Saturday

Welcome to Day 7 of our handmade Christmas Card a Day idea with instructions. New card designs have been posted each day this week! Please see our previous post forsaturday1a.JPG background details on this post. To view our previous card designs, please click here.

This card features a handmade paper hat with a coffee-dyed pompom topper.


– This card has a coffee-dyed pompom like Wednesday’s card. For instructions on this part, please refer to Wednesday’s card. You’ll want to do this step first since there is some drying time involved.

– Cut out your greeting card base from a piece of festive patterned paper. We used a scrap from a double sided 12″x12″ paper (sorry, we don’t have the name). The cut size (open) is 6″ x 9″.

– Score the card in half and fold.

– The hat pattern was made by sketching a hat shape (mirror image to how you want it to appear) onto the back of a piece of coordinating papersaturday1c.JPG (we used the reverse of the original patterned paper). Don’t worry about making it perfect; part of the enjoyment in getting something handmade is that it is less than perfect and therefore unique.

– Outline the hat with a black marker. Also at this time, you can outline the whole card with a black marker. Ink edges of card and hat using Ranger’s Distress Ink by Tim Holtz in the “Tea Dye” colour.

– Cut out a small piece of sparkly ribbon to attach to the bottom of your hat.

saturday1bb.JPG– Glue hat to front of card, leaving space for greeting at top. Glue the pompom to the top of the hat as well. Greeting is from a free download at PaperCrafts Magazine. (Thanks Vivian!)

We hope you enjoyed our week-long Christmas Card of the Day feature. To view all the previous cards, please click here. Stay tuned for an upcoming post showing some of the great cards ScrapScene readers have linked us to!

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