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Flash-Card Ornaments



Mat board, in Vintage Gray, 32" by 40", $13.50,
Paper alphabet stencil, in Typewriter, $7; screw punch, $25; craft knife, $13; foam pouncer set, $5; and multi-surface craft paint, in Meadowlark, Wild Salmon, Blue Sky, Deep Sea, Granny Smith, and Habanero, $2 for 2 oz.; by Martha Stewart Crafts,


  • Ruler
  • Self-healing cutting mat
  • Craft knife
  • Mat board
  • Screw punch
  • Painter’s tape
  • Craft paint and paintbrush
  • Stencil kit
  • Foam pouncer
  • Silk ribbon, 1/8-inch wide


  1. Step 1


    Using ruler and cutting mat, cut mat board into 2 1/2-by-4-inch and 3 1/2-by-5 1/2-inch sizes.

  2. Step 2

    With punch, make a hole at top of each card.

  3. Step 3

    Use tape to create 1/8-inch borders on short sides of cards. Paint borders; let dry. Repeat on long sides. Center stencil on cards with tape and apply paint with pouncer. Let dry.

  4. Step 4

    Thread an 8-inch piece of ribbon through hole; knot.

Martha Stewart Living, December 2013