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Holiday Card: Changing Faces Snowman

Holiday Card: Changing Faces Snowman

Total Time Needed: Afternoon Or Evening

Here's a fun card that's perfect for those special people on your list. It holds up to five photos of your family members -- recipients just pull the tab to see who's wishing them good tidings.

Materials

  • Photos of your family
  • Scissors
  • 8 1/2- by 11-inch sheets of card stock in white and blue
  • Clear tape
  • Glue stick
  • Craft knife
  • Orange, black, and red markers
  • A9 or 6- by 9-inch envelope

Instructions

Changing Faces Snowman - Step 1

With photo editing software or a color copier, enlarge or reduce your photos so your family's faces are about 1 inch tall. Print the photos and cut them into 1 1/2- by 1-inch rectangles.

Tip: School photos work well here.

Changing Faces Snowman - Step 2

Cut an 8 1/2- by 2-inch strip of white card stock. Tape a 1 1/2- by 1/2-inch piece of white card stock to the left end of the strip, then fold it over the edge of the strip to create a hook. Glue your photos side by side on the strip (on the same side you taped the hook to), lining up the subjects' eyes and leaving at least 2 inches at the right end of the strip uncovered.

Changing Faces Snowman - Step 3

Fold the blue card stock in half widthwise. Cut a snowy hill and a snowman with a 1 1/2-inch head from white card stock. Use a craft knife to cut a 1-inch circle from the snowman's face, then glue both pieces to the card, placing the snowman so his head is 1 inch from the right edge and 1/2 inch below the fold.

Open the card and cut a matching face hole in the blue card stock, as well as a 2-inch-long vertical slit parallel to the snowman's head and about 1/2 inch from the edge of the card.

Changing Faces Snowman - Step 5

Turn over the card and tape the ends of a 2 1/2- by 1/2-inch strip of card stock to the inside edge of the hole for a guide, parallel to the slit, as shown. Slip the photo strip facedown under this guide and out through the slit.

Changing Faces Snowman - Step 3

Close the card and write "Pull" along the edge of the strip. Draw a snowman's face on the white card stock that shows through the hole, then add arms, buttons, and a card stock scarf, if you like, as well as a holiday greeting.

Tips:

To make multiple cards, color-copy the completed versions of the card and the photo strip separately, then assemble them.

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