It's always lovely to bring a handmade card or gift when you go visiting at Christmas – much more personal and less fattening than chocolate!
Here's a really easy but lovely project that can be brought out every year and displayed.
- Start with a simple wooden frame from the craft store. Mine is 6 1/2" x 8 1/2"
- Cut your Designer Series Paper (DSP) slightly larger than that size of the frame and trace the outside and inside window onto the reverse side.
- Cut out the window and just outside the outer line.
- Apply Tombow Multi-purpose glue to the frame in a thin layer and glue the DSP to the frame. Smooth it out with a bone folder. Let dry.
- Use a sanding block to remove the extra paper from around the outside and inside window of the frame – basically you are sanding off the paper so it becomes the exact size of the frame.
- Cut the Real Red cardstock to the size of the frame (mine is 6 1/8" x 4 1/8")
- Cut the Champagne Glimmer Paper (3 1/4" x 5 1/8")
- Cut Very Vanilla Cardstock (3" x 4 7/8") and emboss with Big Shot Embossing Folder of your choice. Glue to Champagne Glimmer Paper with Tombow glue.
- Cut Very Vanilla Cardstock (4 1/2" x 2 1/8") and stamp the solid tree image from the Evergreen Stamp Set in Crumb Cake (you can stamp off if you want a lighter image).
- Overstamp the words in Early Espresso (or a colour to match your DSP).
- Punch a triangle using the Petite Pennants Bulder punch in matching DSP and trim off the point to form a "stand" for your tree. Pop it up with a Dimensional at the bottom of the tree.
- Tie a bow with 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon and attach to top of tree with glue dot.
- Punch a gold star from the Champagne Glimmer paper and attach it to the bow.
- Pop up the stamped piece with Dimensionals.
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I'm located in New Westminster, BC, Canada and serve the local Greater Vancouver area – north to Squamish and east to Mission. I also ship ANYWHERE in Canada by UPS.