The following is a guest post by Hafsa Taher of Hafsa Creates. On her blog she’s got some cute ideas for crafts that you can do with the kids to keep them artfully busy, especially during the cold and rainy days we can most likely expect this Fall across the country. In the article below, she talks about how you can make your own cards or work with the kids to get them ready to start sending Eid greetings to teachers, family, friends and neighbors. It’s a great project…
Just before Ramadan this year, a friend e-mailed me asking if I could make Thank You cards for her children’s teachers. I agreed to take the order, but as I started to design the cards, I realized I was very upset. It broke my heart to think that teachers would receive a card that didn’t reflect the child’s creativity or his world of imagination. Then I realized the missing piece- I needed to create a card-making kit so that children (and adults) can design professional looking cards at home and (to the parents’ relief) without breaking the bank.
This is what I came up with: The Eid Card Making Kit, which includes:
- 7 blank cards (assorted)
- Assorted patterned paper
- Sentiments: 7 x “Eid Mubarak” greetings and 1 x “salam” stamped
- 3-5 patterned ribbons
- Cut outs of a masjid (mosque), crescent, stars
- 60+ piece of embellishment (stickers and punch outs include butterfly, birds, circle, flowers, etc)
I decided to share a tutorial for My Halal Kitchen readers for this simple Eid card that you can make using my Card Making Kit.
Fun card, right? You might think it’ a bit difficult, but wait until you try it out using my Card Making Kit.
Gather the following from the kit:
- Any color card stock (blue is used in this tutorial)
- 4 large circle cut-outs
- String (cut it into two halves)
- Single colored card stock scrap (brown is used in this tutorial)
- Your very own Eid Mubarak sentiment
- Green and white scrap paper (optional)
Now fold the circles in half.
Then glue the circle together (as shown below).
Next, glue one end of the string to the circle (this is your hot air balloon). Make sure your string is attached on the edge of the circle.
Using the brown cardstock, cut out a square shape and then chop the side at a slight angle. This is your basket.
Glue the other end of the string to the basket.
Apply glue to both the balloon and basket then stick them to the cardstock.
The next step is optional. I used green paper and ripped it quickly to create an interesting border. Also, I drew a cloud freehand and cut it out on a white paper.
Putting them together, I stuck the Eid greeting on the green grass.
Look at how it all comes together- it’s so easy that you can do it, too. Rainy day or not…
Now for the giveaway, We decided to giveaway TWO Eid Card Making Kits.
Here’s how to enter:
Note- You must be a My Halal Kitchen Newsletter Subscriber to be eligible to win. Enter indicates you have read the Official MHK Giveaway Guidelines and agree with its terms. Find the guidelines here.
1. Sign up to receive the Hafsa Creates mailing list here
2. Comment below and tell us how you plan to use the Eid Card Making Kit
Giveaway ends on Sunday, September 29 at 12:01 AM CST.
UPDATE: The first winner is: Andini and our second winner is Sharmin. Please contact us here with your full name, mailing address and phone number.
P.S. I’m also adding a discount coupon! Enter coupon code for My Halal Kitchen readers. Enter promo code EidCardKit15 and receive a 15% discount on the Eid Card Making Kit.
Crafting for over 6 years and blogging to share her passion, Hafsa Taher now offers handmade cards, and Eid card making kits on her site, Hafsa Creates. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.