Patterned Paper Fold-Up Cards

Patterned Paper Fold-Up Cards craft

Design fun, one-of-a-kind party invitations and note cards with their own built-in envelopes.

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    What kind of message or card would you like to send? Make your own! Here’s how. Experiment with unusual combinations of papers to let your creativity shine!

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    With a ruler, mark patterned paper, such as origami or scrapbook paper, into two small squares (each 5 7/8 inches or 15 cm). Mark a larger square (8 1/4 inches or 21 cm) of solid colored paper. With the Crayola Ultimate Cutter™ on the protective mat, cut out both squares.

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    Cover the back of one small square with a Crayola Glue Stick. Position this small square inside the larger square so that the small square looks like a diamond inside the larger square. Press flat. Let dry.

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    Your paper now has four triangles surrounding the center square. Fold these triangles up into the center along the edges of the patterned paper. Press flat.

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    On the other small square of patterned paper, a ruler to draw lines between the corner points. Cut the square into four equal triangles.

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    Open your paper flat, and turn it over on the back. Glue the four triangles on the four folded-point sections. A blank square in the center is now surrounded by triangles. Press flat. Let dry.

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    Turn over your paper. Write your message with Crayola Write Color Pencils in the center square.

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    Use the Crayola Staple-Free Stapler to make a small hole in the point of each triangle. Fold up the triangles. Thread ribbon through the holes and tie. Your message is ready for personal delivery!