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.