For Christmas, I made both Elly and her younger cousin lace cards.
Elly colored or drew all the artwork.
I simply adhered the artwork to pieces of cardboard with mod podge. I used both cereal boxes and the box my new-to-me compost container came in. Then, I muscled through all the layers with a hole puncher. The laces are actually parachute strings that I cut in thirds and then burnt the edges of.
I have an ulterior motive, of course. These lace cards are Elly’s introduction to the word of sewing.
Though I have tried handing Elly a blunt embroidery needle, the fun ended when she pricked her finger. Rather than give up and try again in a few years as a more patient person would, I searched for an alternative.