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Easy Christmas Village Card

house card

This extra-special festive greeting is simple to make and is perfect for giving to friends or family this Christmas. Made by Elizabeth Moad for PaperCrafter magazine, this card will be the star of the mantelpiece this year.

Materials
Card: assorted colours
Coloured translucent parchment
Sentiment sticker
Snowflake stickers
White 3D paint
Glue

Tools
Bone folder
Craft knife

Method

  1. Begin by cutting a 13cm x 38cm rectangle of blue card, then score and fold at 18cm. The shorter piece will become the front panel.
  2. Cut a 4cm x 8cm panel of blue card and score at 2cm in from each short edge. Fold over each end to make tabs. Glue the strip at the base of the card front by sticking the tabs to the back – this should create a curved shape.
  3. Repeat step 2 with a 4cm x 17cm piece of blue card and glue above the first curved panel.
  4. Cut mini house shapes from various colours of card. Trim window apertures and front doors using a sharp craft knife. Mount coloured translucent parchment behind them.
  5. Use white 3D paint to create a snow effect on the tops of the houses. Mount the houses onto the curved strips.
  6. Cut out some tree shapes and add these between the houses. Finish by adding a ‘Merry Christmas’ sentiment and decorate with snowflake stickers.

Tip: if you don’t have 3D paint, create a snow effect with glitter or flock powder instead

See also: Glittering Greetings Card
See also: 25 December Card

For lots more fantastic papercraft project ideas, visit PaperCrafter magazine’s website.



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