I grew up with my Mom’s View Master and still have it today. Sizzix has a die cut that allows you to make the view master shape yourself and I thought I’d make a special homemade Christmas card using the tiny index photos you get when you have your photos printed. They fit perfectly!
- View Master die
- Die cutting machine
- Hole punch
- Cardboard recycled mailing envelope
- Photo Index sheets
- Variety of scrapbook paper
- Brass paper fastener
- Red ink pad
- Scissors, mat knife, ruler, paper glue, tape
Die cut the view master disk out of a recycled cardboard envelope.
Cut out the index photos and tape them into each window. The close up faces were my fave so I went with mostly those but you can pick another theme or mix things up with all sorts of images.
I printed out a center disk that said “Girard Family Holiday” to go in the middle.
I also inked the edge of the view master disk to make it pop a bit.
Next I punched a hole in the center disk, the black backing square and the green card section.
I die cut a few circles of holly to embellish the edges.
I used a brass paper fastener to attach them all and still keep the view master disk spinnable.
To hide the brass fastener on the back I added one more layer of paper that had a fun border “not pout and Santa”
This is a great way to recycle the index photo prints and it was fun to reminisce while crafting up this card of a fun family Christmas card. This design would work for virtually any holiday or special occasion that you have a collection of tiny photos.
Who would you give this homemade card to?
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