Christmas card 2018

I am making so many hand-made presents this year that I wasn’t sure if there would be time to make my own Christmas cards.

However the idea I had was a matter of printing and folding and didn’t involve time-consuming crochet or cross-stitch, so I finally sat down on Saturday to see what I could do.

If you do a search on the internet you will find lots of places offering to tell you how to make a star shaped card.

I had found one of these places quite a while ago and thought that since Jesus was Jewish and the six pointed square is a symbol of Judaism that the shape of card would make an excellent Christmas card. It is also rather clever.

Here is a photograph of the first pageFirst page

 

I used my Corel Draw program to draw the triangle and then added some slip art in appropriate places.

The other side is like this:- second pageWhen I was happy that everything worked, I removes some of the lines and just left those that I needed to cut and fold the card in the right places. First page some lines removed

and the second page. second page some lines removedAnd here is the finished card.

I decided to use some yellow or cream paper for the card as it produces a stiff enough result and is easier to fold.

As I was using A4 paper the card is relatively small. Finished cardIt should fit in a standard C6 envelope.

Here it is when opened. card open

15 thoughts on “Christmas card 2018

  1. What a creative idea! I enjoy origami when I make the time to play. I can see me keeping this for future reference.
    I’m sure those who receive your card will be amazed and grateful.

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    1. I let the computer do it! I learnt to do calligraphy in school but when I discovered computer fonts, I realised they were so much better at it than me!! This font is called Buscephalus after Alexander the Great’s horse. It is one of my favourite fonts.

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  2. What an interesting design. They certainly will be eye catching
    I need to sit down and paint my Christmas cards this weekend. I keep putting it off…

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