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Unique Christmas Cards on a Budget
I wanted to make my own Christmas cards last year...usually I purchase cards after Christmas on clearance but I hadn't found any I liked I guess. I had all the supplies on hand so I made them myself!

Posted by ellen.price 75 from Columbia, Missouri, United States • Published See ellen.price 75's 7 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Select a design to print. I found some on a blog I follow...Angie's Knick Of Time.

  • How to make a recycled card. Sheet Music Christmas Cards - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next tape a music page to a printer size paper. Select a random page or use a favorite Christmas carol or hymn. I use Washi tape to attach the page to the printer paper by taping all across the top of the music page. You don't want to have any loose corners or it will jam the printer.

  • Step 3

    Paste the chosen image into a word document (his is how I do it, may not be the easiest way). Adjust the size to fit the size of the cards you have and then center the image on the document so it will be in the center of your music sheet.

  • Step 4

    Print a "test page", place it over your music page and adjust your word document until it looks right on your music page.

  • How to make a recycled card. Sheet Music Christmas Cards - Step 5
    Step 5

    Print the design onto the music page.

  • How to make a recycled card. Sheet Music Christmas Cards - Step 6
    Step 6

    Carefully peel off the tape from the top and bottom of the music sheet.

  • Step 7

    Trim to fit the card using the paper cutter or scissors.

  • Step 8

    Using the glue stick attach the trimmed music sheet to the card, centering it on the card.

  • How to make a recycled card. Sheet Music Christmas Cards - Step 9
    Step 9

    Now for the fun part! Run a very thin line of glue around the edge of the music sheet.

  • How to make a recycled card. Sheet Music Christmas Cards - Step 10
    Step 10

    Tap a bit of glitter onto the glue.

  • Step 11

    Shake it around to cover all the glue, holding it over a paper plate to catch the glitter so it can be reused.

  • How to make a recycled card. Sheet Music Christmas Cards - Step 12
    Step 12

    Then if you want, highlight the printed design with glitter. I used a pine branch with a cone on it, so I used shades of brown and green.

  • How to make a recycled card. Sheet Music Christmas Cards - Step 13
    Step 13

    Shake off the excess glitter and you are done!

  • How to make a recycled card. Sheet Music Christmas Cards - Step 14
    Step 14

    I printed Merry Christmas on another sheet music page and cut them out to make the greeting inside. Just use a glue stick to attach them to the inside of the card.

  • How to make a recycled card. Sheet Music Christmas Cards - Step 15
    Step 15

    Because I am an overachiever, I made some Merry Christmas "stickers" to go on the outside of the envelope using the same technique.

  • How to make a recycled card. Sheet Music Christmas Cards - Step 16
    Step 16

    Now sit back and admire them! I got lots of compliments on mine...

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PixieFey
PixieFey · Chester, England, GB · 150 projects
Thanks for this Ellen .. I managed to pick up loads of music sheet books at a local charity shop now I have an extra use for them.
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