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Be in­spired by el­e­gant fes­tive fo­liage to cre­ate Dorothy Wood’s gift bag, dec­o­ra­tion and card

Cardmaking and Papercraft - - Contents -

Add a touch of mistle­toe magic to your makes

1 Gift bag

Score 50mm from both sides of a 210x297mm piece of grey card. Mark the cen­tre point of each side and score across 20mm ei­ther side of the mark. Mark 50mm up these score­lines on the long edge, then 50mm down. Score di­ag­o­nally from where the straight lines in­ter­sect out to the 50mm marks. Fold scored lines and se­cure tabs. 2 Die-cut mistle­toe twice from green card and once from dark green card. At­tach to front. Die-cut a dark green bow and add to mistle­toe. 3 Punch wa­ter­colour pa­per cir­cles and add to mistle­toe. Stamp a sen­ti­ment onto wa­ter­colour pa­per; trim to a tag. Add to mistle­toe with sticky fix­ers. 4 Se­cure top of bag with dou­ble-sided tape, wrap with green silk rib­bon and tie in a bow. Add a bow of green metal­lic thread. At­tach washi tape around the bot­tom, to fin­ish.

3 Christ­mas card 2 Dec­o­ra­tion

Stamp pale green sen­ti­ments onto grey card. Stamp three dark green 85mm stars on top and cut out. Score down the cen­tre of stars; fold in half. Make a wire loop and at­tach to top of one star. 2 Make a star di­men­sional shape as shown, se­cur­ing 120mm of green metal­lic thread in the cen­tre. Sew and tie three 50mm lengths of green metal­lic thread to the bot­tom points of the star. 3 Die-cut mistle­toe four times from green card and four times from dark green card. Punch cir­cles from wa­ter­colour pa­per and at­tach to the mistle­toe as shown. Cut 7mm slits from top of stem on dark mistle­toe and from where branches open out on green mistle­toe. Slot to­gether and se­cure with glue. 4 At­tach stems to the ends of the lengths of metal­lic thread. Stamp a sen­ti­ment onto wa­ter­colour pa­per and trim to a tag. Layer onto grey card, punch a hole and at­tach to the top of the star with green metal­lic thread. Add green silk bows to each spray and top of the star. 1 Stamp mistle­toe three times onto a 100mm square of wa­ter­colour pa­per us­ing green ink. Stamp mistle­toe twice on top us­ing dark green ink. Colour the leaves us­ing green inks. 2 Stamp a sen­ti­ment onto the bot­tom right cor­ner of the panel. Layer the panel onto green card and grey card. At­tach to a 130mm square white base. 3 Stamp a sen­ti­ment onto wa­ter­colour pa­per, trim and layer onto grey card. At­tach to the base at an an­gle as shown. Die-cut a bow from green card and at­tach to top right cor­ner of the base. 4 Tie a dou­ble bow us­ing two green silk rib­bons. Add a bow of green metal­lic thread. At­tach to the top right cor­ner. Add dots of Glossy Ac­cents to the mistle­toe ber­ries, to fin­ish.

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