Here's my little Christmas present for you. It is inspired by the beautiful old houses of Amsterdam at Christmastime, and you can download & print it to use both as a Christmas card and a Christmas decoration.
(If this is difficult to read as an e-mail, read this letter online.)
To download, you will need Adobe Reader installed on your computer. You can get it here (a new window will open so you can download it without leaving this page).
Right-click here to download your Christmas card: Choose "Save Target As" or "Save File As", then select where you want to save the file on your hard drive. Once you have saved it, double click to open and print.
How To Make Your Card:
- white or cream-colored A4/letter size card (160gsm or heavier)
- a cutting mat
- a metal ruler
- a craft knife
- a (bone) folder or a blunt knife
- standard (DL) envelopes for sending
When you cut the shape out, pretend there's an imaginary cutting line where a white pattern goes all the way to the edge of the design:
Next, locate the dividing line between each house and the next. Use a bone folder or the blunt edge of a knife to press grooves into the paper along these lines, to make sure you get sophisticated, clean, straight folds between the houses:
Use the back of the Christmas card for your message, and fold to fit the size of your envelope:
There, you're done!
If you like this project, please feel free to forward it and share it with your friends.
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Enjoy the Holidays!
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