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How to Make Fun, Natural Holiday Cards

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How to Make Fun, Natural Holiday Cards

Nature provides some of the most beautiful designs in the world. Just think of the perfect the design of a nautilus shell, or a milkweed pod, or a Ginkgo Biloba leaf.

You can easily make fold-over notes using natural forms such as small leaves, fern fronts, or seedpods as printing stamps, and the project is fun for kids and adults alike. One idea to inspire would be repeating a pattern, such as the pattern of a Ginkgo Biloba leaf. I have seen this done before and the results are stunning.

Here are five simple steps for how to decorate fold-over holiday cards, inspired by Nature Crafts, by Marilyn Oliver. They do not need an envelope!

If you want to have the cards be self-mailers, leave the front of the notes blank so that the address may be written.

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12:59AM PDT on Jul 13, 2015

Way cool some valid points! I am grateful for you making this post on hand; the rest of this website is also first-class. Have a great fun. vine vera

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3:26PM PDT on Mar 11, 2013

Good idea.Thanks for sharing

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11:15PM PDT on Apr 17, 2011

I make cards occasionally and I love it. It's good creative and artistic therapy for me and the recipient knows that time and effort (and love) went into making and personalizing it.

6:30PM PST on Dec 10, 2010

Great Ideas!!! I actually sent online holiday cards this is a great idea!!!

5:47PM PST on Nov 20, 2010

Thanks for the info.

6:57AM PST on Nov 10, 2010

God ideas. It is worth a try to make some cards.

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