Fall maple leaf card

Craft a cute maple leaf card for your befriended tree hugger. This card would be perfect in Fall, since leaves are then falling off the trees. The leaves are typically red or orange colored, just like the background of this greeting card.

In Fall 2013 a family member was told she suffers from a life-threatening disease. She had to stay in the hospital to receive treatments. Family and friends visited her daily and gave her happy greeting cards, no sad “get well” cards. My sister and I also paid our family member a visit, on October 31th. For that occasion I crafted a Fall theme greeting card.

Craft tools

  • Craft knife
  • Self-healing cutting mat
  • Glue
  • Graphic ruler
  • Pencil
  • Printer / draw your own leaf shape
  • 1 sheet of white paper (to print / draw on)
  • 1 sheet of orange paper

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  1. Search for a maple leaf image on the internet. Save it and print it on white paper. Make sure it fits on the blank greeting card. Or: draw your own maple leaf shape on white paper.
  2. Cut out the maple leaf shape with a craft knife.
  3. Put the leaf shape on the blank greeting card and trace the shape with a pencil.
  4. Cut out the drawn shape with a craft knife from the front side of the greeting card.
  5. Glue the back inside of the greeting card and put the orange paper on it.
  6. Cut off the remaining orange paper with your craft knife and a ruler.

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