Holiday Greetings

Make a collage of faces for this personalized card.
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Preserve classroom memories for
a lifetime.

Send greetings from the group with this card. It's a good project for a class or youth group.

Make as many photocopies of the collage of faces as you have children in your group and have each child decorate and assemble a card. Deliver the cards to nursing home residents or children in the hospital over the holidays, or send cards to speakers or visitors who have led field trips or enrichment classes for the group during the year.

What You Need:

  • 8 x 11-inch sheets of heavy green paper (such as charcoal paper)
  • Rubber stamps
  • Clear rubber stamp ink
  • Winter Wonderland opaque embossing powder
  • Electric embossing tool
  • Glue sticks
  • Envelopes to fit card (about 4-3/4 x 5-3/4 inches)
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive tape
  • Color photocopies of photos

Instructions:

1. For each card, fold a sheet of paper into thirds across the 11-inch width. Trim the card height to 5-1/2 inches.

2. Open out the card and draw a simple tree shape in the center of the middle section. Cut out the tree.

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Step 3.

3. Turn the card over and use rubber stamps to add a greeting below the tree and a star to the top. To make embossed images, press the rubber stamp onto a rubber-stamp pad inked with clear ink. Press the stamp firmly on the paper, then sprinkle embossing powder over the image.

4. Shake off the excess powder. If you work with children under 10, melt the powder for them, using an electric embossing tool. Older children can do this themselves, with supervision.

5. To make the collage of faces, first make color copies of the children's faces. Tape as many photos as will fit onto an 8-1/2 x 11-inch piece of paper and make a copy, then cut out the faces and arrange them to fit inside the three shape. Copy as many as you need for cards made from this collage.

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Write a heartfelt message inside.

6. Position the color copy behind the tree cutout and secure it with adhesive tape. With the back of the collate facing you, fold the left section of the card over to cover the back of the collage and glue it in place. Add a message on the right section (the inside of the card) from the class.

 


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