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Mix things up with this Christmas card, which actually uses papers that could work year-round

What you need...
  • Papers, Serendipity, Dovecraft
  • Card, red
  • Die, circle, scalloped
  • Bakers twine
  • Buttons, assorted
  • Scoring tool
  • Adhesives
  1. Cut two strips of striped paper, 3cm x 20cm, and glue end to end with a 5mm overlap. Score across the extended strip at 5mm intervals and fold the paper up into a concertina. Glue the ends together and flatten into a rosette. Fix to the centre of a scalloped gingham circle, 10.5cm, to make a wreath.

  2. Make a red card blank, 12cm x 15cm, and fix romantic paper in the centre. Tie a bow in bakers twine and tape the ends to the reverse of the wreath. Fix to the bottom-centre of the card and glue the knot of the bow at the top. Die-cut a scalloped ring using two concentric circles and glue over the centre of the concertina ring to neaten.

  3. Thread a selection of buttons with bakers twine, knotting on the top and trimming the ends to 5mm. Fix them to the wreath with strong PVA, resting them on the raised areas of the concertina. Finish with a couple of festive buttons.

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