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1 Sparkly baubles

Die cut two cir­cles from red card and stick lines of dou­ble-sided tape across them. Re­move the back­ing and press seed beads onto some of them and glit­ter to the oth­ers. Add a square of gold card to the top of each one, then add red twine to make strings for hang­ing.

2 Sea­sonal snow globe

Die cut a cir­cle into white card, at­tach ac­etate to the re­verse, then stick foam pads around the aper­ture edge. Pour seed beads in­side the foam cir­cle, then stick blue card on top. Cut a red frame and a base from red card and stick in place. Dec­o­rate with punched snowflakes.

3 It’s Christ­mas

Thread green seed beads onto wire and twist the ends to se­cure. Bend into a zig-zag that is smaller at the top. At­tach to white card, then em­bel­lish with red beads, a star and a greet­ing.

4 Win­ter wishes

Use sil­ver gel pen to draw a snowflake shape in the cen­tre of a white card square. Dec­o­rate the snowflake with sil­ver and blue seed beads. Stamp a sen­ti­ment onto the top left cor­ner, then layer onto blue card.

5 Christ­mas wreath

Stamp a sen­ti­ment in the cen­tre of a scal­loped card square. At­tach a dou­ble-sided sticky sheet to green card and die cut a scal­loped cir­cle. Die cut a cir­cle from this to make a frame. Re­move the back­ing from the sticky sheet and press seed beads on top. Stick to the card square and add a bow.

6 Poin­set­tias

At­tach a dou­ble- sided s sticky sheet to red card and cut into small di­a­mond shapes. Re­move the back­ing from the sticky sheet and press red beads on top. Ar­range onto a white card square in groups of five with a green gem in the cen­tre. Stamp a sen­ti­ment, then layer onto a red scal­loped square.

7 Jolly holly

At­tach a dou­ble-sided sticky sheet to green card and cut out three holly leaves. Re­move the back­ing from the sticky sheet and press green seed beads on top. Ar­range onto a white card square with red gems in the cen­tre.

8 Happy Hanukkah

Thread gold seed beads onto craft wire, twist to join the ends, then bend into a tri­an­gle shape. Re­peat to make an­other tri­an­gle. Ar­range the tri­an­gles in a star shape onto a white card square.oMake a smaller star in the same way and stick in the cen­tre of the large star. Add a stamped sen­ti­ment, then layer onto blue card.

Flip the baubles into bal­loons for birth­day cards

Lay­ery onto ggreen card for r a bolder fes­tive look

If yyou don’t have a Hanukkah sen­ti­ment, make a Star of David card for Jewish friends!

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