Crafts Beautiful Magazine

We give a modern twist to Christmas makes with a contemporary colour palette

What you need...
  • Paper, Crate Paper Sleigh Ride, 12” x 12” collection pack
  • Card, white
  • Nesting Dies: Circle, Scalloped Circle
  • Ribbon
  • Twine
  • Distress ink, brown
  • Notepad
  • Matchboxes
  1. Card - 1 Create a white card blank, 11.5cm x 16cm, with the fold at the top. Cover with patterned paper and distress the edges.

    2 Trim two 11cm x 15.5cm pieces from co-ordinating patterned paper. Die-cut a circle in the centre of the first piece. Using the larger die, make a scalloped circle in the centre of the second one.

    3 Adhere all layers together using 3-D foam pads. Fix a circular sticker to the centre and layer the '25'. Trim a section of patterned paper, 3cm, wide then add the sticker border, twine and sentiment. Attach to the card. Tie ribbon around the edge of the circular frame and finish with a bow.

  2. Bauble Tag - 1 Die-cut a plain circle from your chosen paper and layer onto the scalloped one. Use 3-D foam pads to assemble the pieces.

    2 Make a scalloped frame and fix with the foam pads. Attach ‘Dec 25’ sticker. Take the die-cut bauble and adhere to the centre. Add a bow for decoration.

    3 Fix a loop of ribbon to the top of the tag for hanging, then cover the back with a scalloped circle.

  3. Tiny Boxes - 1 Cover each outside edge of an empty matchbox with double-sided tape. Trim paper to size and wrap around the box making sure that the paper is fixed down firmly.

    2 Carefully, cover the inside section of each matchbox with your chosen paper. To decorate the outside of the box, add a strip of paper around it and attach a sentiment. Finish with a length of ribbon or twine.

  4. Decorated Notepad - 1 Take a blank notebook without a cover, and fix paper to the back so that it overlaps the front by 5cm.

    2 For ease, add score lines where the paper folds over the top of the notebook. Attach a sticker trim to the front lip and cover the join with ribbon. Finish with a bow.

    3 Add a section of co-ordinating patterned paper to the front, the same size as the notebook. Fix under the front lip with double-sided tape.

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