How to Make Greeting Cards From Tissue Wrap & Wax Paper

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How to Make Greeting Cards From Tissue Wrap & Wax Paper
You can make beautiful cards out of tissue wrap and waxed paper. (tissue paper image by Christopher Hall from

Greeting cards are traditionally given to friends and family members on special or meaningful occasions, such as a birthday or during a festive holiday. Although you can find a wide array of greeting cards at a grocery store or card shop, they can sometimes feel impersonal and generic. One alternative is to make homemade greeting cards using materials that can be found around the house, such as waxed paper and tissue wrap.

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Things you need

  • Card stock
  • Coloured tissue wrap
  • Waxed paper
  • Scissors
  • Paint pens
  • Clear glitter
  • Glitter glue

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  1. 1

    Cut a rectangle from card stock to measure 10 inches wide, 7 inches long.

  2. 2

    Fold the card stock in half width-wise. Press the fold.

  3. 3

    Cut out six 2-inch circles from coloured tissue paper.

  4. 4

    Layer the circles on top of each other, and pinch the middle. Twist the middle so that you make a tissue wrap paper flower. Repeat this process to make as many flowers as you want to use on your card.

  5. 5

    Glue the tissue flowers onto the front of the greeting card.

  6. 6

    Cut out a 2-by-3 inch rectangle using pinking shears from waxed paper. The pinking shears will make the edges of the rectangle scalloped.

  7. 7

    Write a message on the waxed paper rectangle using paint pens.

  8. 8

    Sprinkle clear glitter over the paint, then allow the paint to dry. Shake off the excess glitter.

  9. 9

    Glue the rectangle onto the front of the card with the tissue flowers.

  10. 10

    Add detailing, such as dots, spirals and swirls, onto the front of the card using glitter glue. Allow the glitter glue to dry completely.

  11. 11

    Write a personal message inside the card, and it will be ready to give to a loved one.

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