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Use Cut on Edge dies from Crafter’s Com­pan­ion to cre­ate Carolyne Knott’s el­e­gant Christ­mas cards

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In­tri­cate fil­i­gree cards us­ing the new Crafter’s Com­pan­ion Cut on Edge dies

What bet­ter way to show­case the in­no­va­tive Cut on Edge Christ­mas dies by Crafter’s Com­pan­ion, than these or­nate fil­i­gree cards? Each fes­tive Cut on Edge set in­cludes in­tri­cate de­tail dies and two sep­a­rate bor­ders, mean­ing they can be used to­gether or sep­a­rately to cre­ate a wide range of ef­fects.

The Christ­mas de­signs in­clude clas­sic fes­tive mo­tifs such as baubles, snowflakes, poin­set­tias and a tree, which are large enough to pro­vide a main fo­cal point for a square base card (just as Carolyne has done here), and will al­low you to craft lux­u­ri­ous cards with ease, not only for your near­est and dear­est, but all your friends and fam­ily!

And, be­cause the in­ner de­tails and bor­ders of each de­sign are pro­vided as sep­a­rate dies it makes them su­per-ver­sa­tile. Use them to­gether to cre­ate a fil­i­gree top­per, com­bine bor­der dies to cut a solid shape to sit be­hind the fil­i­gree de­sign, use the bor­der dies to cre­ate a shaped edge or aper­ture, or try the de­tail die on its own to cut a fil­i­gree de­sign from a card... Gold card at the ready? Then let’s get cre­at­ing!

1 Die-cut the bauble de­tail and bor­der from the front of a 140mm square white base card as shown, us­ing low-tack tape to se­cure the die in the cor­rect po­si­tion for your ma­chine.

2 Re­peat step 1 to die-cut the same de­sign from the right-hand side of a 140mm square of gold mir­ror card. At­tach to the front of the base card as shown.

4 Print a sen­ti­ment onto white card, trim into a tag shape, layer onto gold mir­ror card and at­tach to base, as shown. Tie a bow with red rib­bon and at­tach to the top left of base.

5 Cover the in­side of the base with note pa­per. Layer a 75mm square of white card and a 135mm square of flo­ral pa­per onto gold mir­ror card. At­tach to re­verse of base.

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