Instructables
Picture of
output_K6bZqx.gif
This is a cool and festive "Retro Loading Screen" christmas card. It features 8-bit clip art and a retro computer font. This a perfect Christmas card for any techie.
 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Supplies

Here is a list of what you will need:

Packing tape
Black tape
X-ACTO knife
Scissors
Stiff white paper
A printer

OPTIONAL: Adhesive roller

Step 2: Printing and Cutting

First you will need to load your stiff paper into your printer. Once that is done, you will need to print the 3-page-PDF in this step AFTER SCALING IT DOWN TO 75%. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you do this. Most computers/laptops have a percentage scale in their print window. BE SURE THE SCALE IS SET TO 75%. After the 3 pages have printed, you will take the first one and an X-ACTO knife and begin cutting out the white rectangles in the middle of the card.

Step 3: More Cutting

Next, you will cut around the card's border; cutting the card out. (You don't need the X-ACTO knife for this.) Be sure to cut out the little white square on the right. Then, on a blank sheet of paper you will trace the part of the card you just cut out. (It does not matter if you trace the square indent on the right or not. Either way you will eventually have to cut out a little square there anyway.)  Now simply cut out the shape you made with your pencil. It should be the same size as the part of the card you printed.
ffrisell8 days ago

Cool! Very retro!

goldlego (author)  ffrisell8 days ago

Thanks ffrisell!

patsheldon10 months ago

Very creative. I'd never think of this, but it's just so brilliant! Good job!

I love it really cool and creative
knexiskool1 year ago
that looks really cool. I might try this
Oh, this is great! I'm going to make this for my brother and sister-in-law's gift this year!
9mag91 year ago
I Created another card insert with space to attach a message. This also has to be sized down to 75%.
New Christmas Card Insert.png
Cute idea. I recommend using a black piece of paper so you don't have that black bar at the end. You could write "Merry Christmas" with a lacquer painting pen.
now if it done well u could even use old tape drive media, then glue it carefully onto yr white paper. using a cheapo magnedit reader. to read the childs info to put on info like . if he did his chores that week. get x amount of xtra game tyme or allowence to spend. this has so many positablities
pantalone1 year ago
Very cute. Made me chuckle.
This is really cool!
VK5OI1 year ago
love it! perfect for my kids where everything happens on a computer screen
ghazalba1 year ago
cool!!
poofrabbit1 year ago
Oh I love this idea!!
Haha I will be making this! XD Nice job and Happy Thanksgiving! :)
This is really clever!
goldlego (author)  assemblyrequired1 year ago
Thanks!