Hol­i­day Birds & Blooms MA­TE­RI­ALS

CardMaker - - Holiday Gifts & Decor - De­signs by Isha Gupta

Water­color pa­per Win­nie & Wal­ter stamp sets: Win­ter Wood­land, In Bloom: Elsa’s Flora, So Tweet Ink pads: IMAG­INE Crafts/ Tsukineko Kalei­da­color (Caribbean Sea), Me­mento (desert sand); Ranger Dis­tress (tea dye) Zig Clean Color Real Brush mark­ers: 010, 022, 035, 050, 081, 090 Sakura Koi wa­ter­col­ors Win­sor & New­ton mask­ing fluid Paint­brushes Die-cut­ting ma­chine (op­tional)

Project note: Use Ver­saFine ink un­less other­wise di­rected.


1. Form a 3¾ x 5¼-inch card from white card­stock.

2. Cut a 1 x 5¼-inch piece of turquoise Good Tid­ings pa­per and a 33⁄8 x 5¼-inch piece of white Ju­niper Berry pa­per. Re­fer­ring to photo, ad­here pa­pers to card front.

3. Die-cut sev­eral ginger­bread cook­ies from brown card­stock and snowflakes from white card­stock.

4. Use glossy ac­cents as glue and glit­ter to dec­o­rate cook­ies and snowflakes; use red glit­ter for cook­ies and white for snowflakes. Set aside to dry.

5. Use white ink pad to color half of the back of trans­parency sheet. Set aside to dry.

6. Re­fer­ring to photo, die-cut a jar from inked trans­parency sheet cut­ting it so white ink cov­ers most of the in­side of jar.

7. Stamp jar im­age onto die-cut shape with StazOn ink. Set aside to dry.

8. At­tach a small length of washi tape to up­per right edge of card front. Stamp “You’re In­vited” onto white Ju­niper Berry pa­per; cut out and sta­ple to card as shown. 9. Stamp “Cookie Ex­change” on card front.

10. Use liq­uid glue to ad­here a sparkly snowflake to a straw; let dry. Trim straw to fit in­side die-cut jar and glue to back of jar.

11. Wrap twine around jar and tie a bow.

12. Re­fer­ring to photo, ad­here as­sem­bled jar and three cookie die cuts to card us­ing dou­ble stacks of foam tape to at­tach cook­ies.

Dec­o­rate in­side of card as de­sired.


1. Use liq­uid glue to ad­here re­main­ing sparkly snowflakes to straws; let dry.

2. Die-cut an Adorn­ment tab for each re­main­ing cookie die cut from brown card­stock.

3. Ad­here cookie die cut to rounded por­tion of tab; wrap tab around a straw and se­cure in place with glue. Re­peat for re­main­ing cookie die cuts. •

This project could eas­ily be made non-hol­i­day by swap­ping out die cuts and us­ing a dif­fer­ent color of ink for the drink. For ex­am­ple, use pink ink and a sun­glasses die for a fun sum­mer­time card.

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