Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ketupat Card Tutorial

Ketupat, or sometimes also called Malay rice dumpling, is a type of food from the Indonesian / Malaysian part of the world.

Since Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation, with 86.1% of Indonesians being Muslim and Malaysia has made Islam the state religion with it's 60.4% of the population practicing Islam, we thought we would include something from that part of the world in our Ramadan challenge.

We took the shape of the Ketupat and made it into a card.

Double sided tape
2 shades of green cardstock
Paper cutter
Beige cardstock
Cut your beige cardstock to be 6x3 inch and cut both shades of green cardstock to one inch stripes.

Weave your lighter coloured green cardstock into 3 stripes of the dark green stripes.

Life up the outside edges of the light green cardstock and tape it down on the dark cardstock.

Flip the whole thing over and put three stripes of double sided tape all the way down woven stripes.

Put the beige cardstock on top of the taped woven cardstocks.

Cut off the excess stripes of paper that hang over the beige cardstock.

Glue the ribbon to the inside of the card.

Write a note and leave your card on a friend's front door knob.


Anonymous said...

I recently visited Malaysia, Ketupat is a wonderful Ramadan tradition there.
Eid Mubarak!

Unknown said...

hai crafty arab..
can i use this ideas?

A Crafty Arab said...

Of course. Everything on my blog is to be shared by others. Just make sure you mention me if you repost :-)

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