How to Make Greeting Cards for the New Year

The end of December is packed with holidays, especially between Christmas and New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. As we wind down Christmas celebrations it’s time to gear up for ringing in 2016. For friends or family you won’t be able to celebrate with on the big day in person, you can celebrate with them in spirit by having your children create a colorful card to send via snail mail.

When it comes to stickers that pack a punch, look no further than Elmer’s. Their Board Mate collection is made with school fairs in mind, but their colorful letter and number stickers are perfect for crafting projects, especially for the new year. Paired with the Shimmer Wink of Stella glitter brush, your child has the makings of a standout holiday card.

Materials

  • Elmer’s Board Mate® Repositionable Letter, Number & Symbol Stickers
  • Plain 5-by-7-inch folded greeting card and matching envelope
  • 3D adhesive foam squares
  • White card stock
  • Scissors
  • Corner rounder paper punch
  • Shimmer Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

Instructions

To get started, have your child place the numbers 2, 0, 1 and 6 onto white card stock. This project is a great way to use up leftover paper scraps, like I did here.

Cut the card stock into long rectangles and then round all of the corners.

Apply two 3D adhesive foam squares to the back of each number. Set aside.

Using your glitter brush, paint a thin layer of glitter all over the front of the card. Let the glitter glue dry before adding your numbers.

Remove the paper backings from all of the foam squares on the back of your numbers. Position each number onto the front of the card and press into place.

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