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Our designer challenge... Only use 5 items!
Sarah Jackman-Read transforms five items
We challenged Sarah Jackman-Read to make five cards using just five bought items – plus a few extra bits from her stash!
Tie the knot
Just Add: Little Venice Cake Company double satin ribbon, from Colemans The double-sided papers are the perfect thickness to create a sturdy tag. Make the body of the tag from shiny paper. Emboss a piece of patterned paper, sand the pattern to reveal the white core, then attach on top. Fold two doilies together to create the wrapping for a mini bouquet. Die-cut lots of flowers and attach them, so they are coming out the top of the doilies. Add a pretty ribbon bow then use the same ribbon for the tag tie.
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To have and to hold
Use the template provided on page 77 to create this simple gift bag with half a sheet of 12x12in paper. Glue a doily to contrasting paper, cut it out then fold in half. Glue one half to the back of the bag, to create a flap. This can be closed using a Velcro dot or magnetic tape. Add a strip of embossed shiny paper down the centre front of the bag, and use the sentiment as a tag. Make a bow in double-sided paper to cover up the end of the tag. Die-cut a butterfly in contrasting paper and use to decorate the fastening.
Birds of a feather
Just Add: Anita’s A4 white vellum, from Grafton Crafts Emboss a piece of vellum and cut another piece to the same size to create a pocket. Using the First Edition die and patterned paper, cut out lots of small flowers from the die-cut, then add them inside the vellum pocket. Seal the pocket completely and attach it behind a circular aperture to create a shaker card. Fussy cut a large bird and create a 3D effect by layering another wing on top, using sticky foam pads. Cut the centres out of two doilies and glue together to form a flower. Add small die-cut flower sprigs and a sentiment.
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