Julie Kirk finds time to shine with her glit­ter­ing se­lec­tion of makes

Papercraft Inspirations - - CONTENTS -

Grab your glit­ter and start cre­at­ing sparkling projects for lots of dif­fer­ent oc­ca­sions

1 Clean cut

If you’re not fond of the sparkly mess as­so­ci­ated with adding glit­ter to your projects, don’t worry – you needn’t miss out on the bling! Try glit­tered vinyl sheets or card in­stead. Here, two shades of glit­tery vinyl have been die cut and lay­ered with­out a drop of glit­ter be­ing spilled!

2 Naughty or nice

Leave some­one guess­ing whether their gift is some­thing spe­cial, or a piece of coal, with this fun ‘naughtyor-nice-ome­ter’ gift tag! Depend­ing on which di­rec­tion it’s tipped, the glit­ter will slide to in­di­cate which of Santa’s lists the re­cip­i­ent has made it onto this year. Best be­hav­iour, ev­ery­one!

3 Lit­tle gems

Add sparkle to plain die-cut shapes with this dar­ing, drip­ping, artis­tic ef­fect! Use a fairly runny glue or gloss then lift up the die cut with tweez­ers, to al­low the glue to drip down the shape, cre­at­ing a nat­u­ral and un­even edge. Then sim­ply add some glit­ter.

4 Name drop­ping

Bring some bling to the fes­tive party ta­ble with per­son­alised place set­tings, writ­ten in glit­ter glue. Write names onto die-cut shapes then add them to the fin­ished dec­o­rated place card af­ter­wards. This way, if you make a mis­take, you won’t have spoiled the whole thing.

5 Fes­tive forest

Fill a shaker aper­ture with glit­ter and glit­ter-card ‘baubles’, to add glitz and glamour to an oth­er­wise crisp and clean de­sign. Add the glit­ter first, by tip­ping it di­rectly onto the ac­etate win­dow, then add glit­ter­ing discs be­hind for ad­di­tional tex­ture.

6 Sim­ply so­phis­ti­cated

Dou­ble-sided ad­he­sive is a great way to quickly cre­ate stylish glit­tery de­signs. Here, dou­blesided tape has been ap­plied, in three dif­fer­ent widths, to a plain gift bag, be­fore sprin­kling glit­ter on top. Adding the bands of glit­ter at vary­ing an­gles gives the bag an Art Deco feel.

7 Shake away

Trans­form a sim­ple box frame into a sparkling snow-globe style shaker filled with glit­ter and se­quins. Cover the in­side and out­side edges of the frame with pat­terned pa­per, sprin­kle the glit­ter in­side, and add a sen­ti­ment or scene to the back­ing board. Close it all up and shake!

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