Merry & Bright

CardMaker - - Holiday Gifts & Decor -

1. Cut a 7 x 7-inch piece of gray card­stock.

2. Die-cut snowflakes from var­i­ous col­ors of glit­ter card­stock. Re­move only the in­side cir­cle of each snowflake.

3. Re­fer­ring to photo, glue snowflakes to gray square in a di­ag­o­nal rain­bow pat­tern.

4. Stamp sen­ti­ment in bot­tom right cor­ner of square. Glue left­over cir­cles from snowflakes around sen­ti­ment.

Once dry, place square in­side frame.

Project note: Use dou­ble-sided tape to ad­here pieces un­less other­wise di­rected.

1. Die-cut two 51/2-inch stars from ce­real box card­board; ad­here to­gether.

2. Die-cut same-size star from green pat­terned pa­per and ad­here to card­board star.

3. Stamp sen­ti­ment onto off-white pat­terned pa­per us­ing brown ink; die-cut with 25/8-inch cir­cle die. Ad­here to star.

4. Stamp poin­set­tia lay­ers onto red card­stock with wa­ter­mark ink; sprin­kle with gold em­boss­ing pow­der and heat- em­boss. Re­peat to stamp and em­boss leaves on green pat­terned pa­per.

5. Die-cut em­bossed poin­set­tia lay­ers and leaves with match­ing dies.

6. Place poin­set­tia lay­ers face­down on em­boss­ing mat and use em­boss­ing tool to gen­tly press down and shape for di­men­sion.

7. Layer and ad­here poin­set­tia lay­ers and leaves to­gether; add glit­ter glue to cen­ter and let dry. Ad­here to star with clear glue.

8. Punch hole at top of star and thread twine through to cre­ate a hanger. •

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