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Die-cut Wreath Christmas Cards

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What’s better than one wreath-centric festive greeting? Well, three of course. Featured in a recent PaperCrafter Masterclass, this trifecta of Christmassy goodness features techniques that are surprisingly easy to get right, that end up creating something magical.

Die-cut Wreath Christmas Cards

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YOU WILL NEED:
Dies: foliage, holly, snowflakes, circle
Punches: flowers, snowflakes, hole
Stamps, Avery Elle Merriest Sentiments
Patterned papers, Craft Consortium Wood Textures 12” x 12”
Cardstock: red, green, blue, light blue, white
Acrylic paints: black, white
Embossing powder, white
Ink pad, black
LED lights
Gems: silver, red
Tool, shaping
Adhesives: 3D foam pads, glitter glue

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

1. Trim blue wood effect paper to 13.5cm square. Dilute black and white acrylic paint with water, then splatter over the panel. Leave to dry. Mount onto a white blank. Place a circular die in the centre, then draw around it in pencil.

2. Punch a hole through the bottom-right of the circle. Thread LED lights through the hole and fix the battery pack to the reverse of the card front. Wrap the lights around the circle, then secure in place.

3. Take blue and light blue card, then splatter with paint. Leave to dry. Die cut different types of foliage from each panel and add glitter glue to several of the leaves.

4. Shape the foliage before arranging into a wreath around the circle outline, then adhere. Punch red flowers and white snowflakes, then secure on top. Add a gem to the centre of each flower.

5. Stamp ‘Eat, drink and be’ onto a strip of black card and emboss with white embossing powder. Stamp ‘Merry’ onto white card in black ink, then cut out. Fix both onto the card front with 3D foam pads, then embellish with silver gems to complete.

HOLLY WREATH

1. Make a 10cm x 15cm white blank. Follow the step-by-step opposite to create a wreath centrepiece. Punch small flowers from white card and adhere to the foliage. Add a red gem to the centre of each flower.

2. Stamp two parts of a sentiment onto black card, emboss with white embossing powder, then trim into two thin strips. Stamp ‘Happy’ onto white card with black ink, then cut out. Fix towards the bottom with 3D foam pads, then add the other words. Embellish with gems to finish.

LANDSCAPE DECO

1. Snip wood effect paper to 9.5cm x 14.5cm. Splatter with diluted acrylic paint in black and white, then leave to dry. Mount onto a top-folding white blank. Draw a large circle towards the left-hand side of the greeting.

2. Take card in beige, turquoise and green, then splatter with white paint. Leave to dry, then die cut foliage and leaves, adding glitter glue in places. Shape the die-cut elements, then fashion into a wreath. Embellish the card front with gems.

3. Punch snowflakes from white card and adhere to the foliage, adding gems and punched circles to the centres. Stamp two parts of a sentiment onto black strips and emboss with white embossing powder, then adhere. Stamp ‘Merriest’ onto white card, cut out and fix in place.

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