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A Big Christmas Card
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Because of health/disability issues both my mother and I have help from carers. Mam has help a couple of times every day, whereas I get less help, but the help I get does make a difference to my life.
So, of course, both of us wanted to give thanks to the carers and give them a little something at this time of year.
With different carers from the same company coming here on a rota we decided to send something to the office that they could all enjoy when in doing their paperwork, or collecting shift details, or whatever they do when they go in, rather than try and remember all the carers who have been here during the past year individually.
So the first thing, of course, was to make a big Christmas card addressed to all of them. I decided to go for an A4 size card.
So the first thing I did was score and fold in half a sheet of A3, hammered, white cardstock. I then found two sheets of foiled red cardstock (not exactly the same foiling pattern but same colour – I think they are Adorable Scoreable foiled cardstock but not sure as the box they are kept in isn’t labeled with manufacturer with me). These were trimmed so that they were a little less than A4 and stuck, one on the outside of the base card and one on the inside of the base card, using fingerlift tape.
I then took two sheets of different backgrounds from the same Hunkydory Christmas kit and trimmed these a little more, so that when I stuck them onto the card front and inside there would once again be a border of the cardstock underneath showing. Then it was a case of choosing a couple of toppers from the same kit as the backgrounds. Using foam tape and fingerlift tape I stuck these onto the front of the card. I took a sheet of gold cardstock with some pattern foiled in gold onto it, cut a strip to go on the front to stick the greeting on, and cut a panel to go on the inside with the greeting on. The greeting on the front comes from a sheet of wrapping paper that has “Nadolig Llawen” written all over it in different sizes of gold font. The inside greeting was typed up on my laptop and printed out, before both the greetings were stuck to their gold backgrounds with fingerelift tape.
Here’s the front of the finished card.
And here’s the inside.
While I do have C4 envelopes, the addition of so many layers inside and out, including some added with foam for dimension, meant that the card had too much depth to fit into those envelopes. I therefore put some of the same wrapping paper as I’d cut the greeting from around the card before giving it to a carer to take into the office.
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