Holiday Journal and Card Gift Set

Make a journal and card by using holiday paper and embellishing it with poinsettias and ribbon. It's plain simple and fun to create and would make a wonderful gift to friends.

Time: 45-60 minutes

Supplies:

  • red and white cardstock
  • Ready-to-Go! Blank Board Book, 6x6 inches
  • K and Company Peppermint Twist Paper
  • Ad
  • poinsettia stickers
  • pink ribbon
  • notebook sheets
  • scissors
  • paper trimmer
  • 1 inch circle punch
  • 2 inch scallop circle punch
  • double-sided adhesive

Instructions:

  1. For front and back cover: Trace the book from Christmas tree paper. Cut out. Apply adhesive and carefully adhere to ensure the shape is displayed evenly.

  2. Cut a piece of red cardstock 1 1/2 inch x 6 inch wide. Adhere horizontally on the book front.

  3. For the inside: Cut out six pieces of 6 inch square Christmas tree papers and six pieces of 6 inch notebook sheets. Apply adhesive and cover the back and front of each page.

  4. Embellish: Tie pink ribbon into a bow at the book front. Top it with poinsettia sticker.

Card:

  1. Cut 8x4 inch rectangle from red cardstock. Score and fold into half to make the base card.
  2. Trim 4x4 inch from Christmas tree paper. Adhere to card.
  3. Wrap pink ribbon around the card front. Adorn with poinsettia sticker.
  4. Print or stamp "Happy Holidays" onto white cardstock.
  5. Punch out using circle punch and mat it with red scallop circle. Adhere to bottom right corner of card.

Note: Enclose a pen and wrap them with holiday wrapping paper.

by Maricel of Fairfax VA

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