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Waxed Paper Notecards

Looking to do something different with your cards? How about making your own translucent paper filled with glitter, crayon shavings and even flower pedals? The rule in this game is to find as many small, flat objects as possible. You’ll sandwich them between waxed paper and fuse them with heat – an iron.

You can then use your sheets for wrapping paper, scrapbooks, card making, etc. I used mine to make these notecards.


  • Colored card stock
  • Envelopes
  • 1 roll of waxed paper
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Scissors
  • Assortment of brightly colored flat objects: small pictures, confetti, glitter, leaves, pressed flowers, etc.
  • Crayon shavings
  • Blank sheet of paper
  • Iron
  • Hole punch
  • Thin ribbon, string or jute


Work on a flat surface. Cut your colored card stock to match the size of your envelopes. Crease down the center. Tear off a sheet of waxed paper and fold in half. Open the creased card and lay it on top of the two layers of waxed paper. Draw a line around the card to measure the size. Cut out the waxed paper. Fold the waxed paper in half to create creases that will fit perfectly on the outside of your card.
Decide which corner of the waxed paper you would like to make your cover; open the sheet flat (there will be four squares) and lay your centerpiece image in the middle of the desired square. Surround it with your flat objects for embellishment. Use crayon shavings to help fuse the sheets of waxed paper.
Set iron on low. Fold the top sheet of the waxed paper down over your design. Lay a sheet of white paper on top and firmly glide iron on top of the paper. Repeat. Lift the white paper and peel the waxed-paper sheet from your work space.
Slip it over the card. The colored card will show through. Punch a hole on the top and bottom of the center crease, then thread ribbon through and tie in center. Use scalloped scissors on bottom of waxed paper to create a fancy trim.

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