Eid Aperture Card {Tutorial}

Today’s task was to continuing to celebrate girls in STEAM by making these aperture Eid Mubarak cards for our Ramadan craft.

STEAM are Science Technology Engineering Art and Math focused education structures that try to highlight these fields in certain schools. A few days ago, we made a khatam atom caution sign. My daughter and I combined all these fields again today while talking about aperture cards, a type of punched card with a cut-out window into which a chip of microfilm is mounted.

While they are no longer being used, the same concept has migrated over to greeting cards and now many companies are selling pre-cut aperture cards.

My daughter made her own cards that spell out Eid Mubarak since Eid Al Fitr is less than two weeks ago at the end of Ramadan. Mubarak means blessed and the two words together are said as a greeting during celebrations with family and friends.


  • Card stock already precut to card size, plus an extra half sheet
  • Double-sided tape
  • Washi tape
  • Die cut letters & machine
  • Scissors
  • Pencil or pen

I found these funky die cut letters at my local craft store but if you don’t have something similiar, you will need to hand cut the letters out.

My daughter had to run the card through the machine twice since there was only one A die cut.

Once all the letters were cut, she folded over the card and added double sided tape to three of the sides.

She slid the extra card stock inside the card to make slight marks with the pencil, then covered that area with the washi tape.

She wrote a note on the back of the cardstock before slipping it inside.

If you enjoyed making this Eid card, be sure to stop by these others ones we have made in the past

Eid Step Card {Tutorial}

Eid Mubarak Quilled Card {Tutorial}

Find more here: 99 Creative Eid Projects {Resource}

Or visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterest for more Eid ideas


I am a Libyan American who creates art to promote a positive image of Arab and Islamic culture.