Erica is a writer and yoga teacher based in Melbourne.
Published November 29th 2011
Christmas: a time of good cheer, gift giving, delicious food, and - papercraft.
Even if you don't think you have a creative bone in your body, making your own Christmas cards, gift tags and voucher envelopes is easy - and fun.
What you'll need:
* Old Christmas cards (just the fronts) * Christmas themed scrapbooking paper * Plain coloured paper * Scissors * Craft knife and cutting mat (optional but good for more
intricate cutting) * Paper cutter (optional, but helpful for cutting straight lines) * Double sided tape * Double sided foam tape * Any other embellishments you like - for example: ribbon, buttons, stickers etc.
You should find all the supplies you need at your local specialty scrapbook store, a craft shop or a large chain store. With a quick Internet search you can also find plenty of online suppliers.
Using a piece of plain or patterned scrapbook paper (for smaller envelopes, just cut the paper down first), fold the bottom third up and secure with double sided tape. This is where your gift voucher will go.
Then fold the top third down to make the 'flap' and decorate with a strip of plain or patterned scrapbook paper.
You can also add ribbon, buttons, stickers and other embellishments to the flap.