Crafts Beautiful Magazine

Go traditional with antique-looking greetings

What you need...
  • Paper: Stargazing, Mountain Trail, Sweater, Spring Creek, Snowed In, SEI Silver Valley
  • Card: white, pearl; mirri, gold; red
  • Stamps, Merry and Bright set, Hot Off The Press
  • Punch: corner rounder; circle, 3.5”; scallopedged circle, 3”; Bangle Chain, Martha Stewart
  • Ink-pads: Distress, forest moss, pine needles; Versamark
  • Glitter
  • Stones, pearl, red Ribbon, green, silk
  • Heat gun
  1. tree - 1 Punch a scallopedged circle from white card and distress the edges with forest moss. Stamp the tree in the centre of the circle using the same ink, then repeat on white card. Layer together with 3-D foam pads.

    2 Cut out a circle from the reverse of the Mountain Trail paper and place the scallop-edged circle on top. Trim a strip of Stargazer aper, 9.5cm wide, and place across the front of a base card. Distress the edges of white card, 3cm x 4cm.

    3 Punch bangle chain, 10cm long, from Mountain Trail paper. Attach over the distressed strip and place onto the blank. Stick the scallop-edged topper above the border, then to finish, add glitter and adhesive stones.

  2. joy - 1 Cut a strip from patterned paper, 10cm x 14cm, and fix across the base card. Cut another section of the same paper, 4.5cm x 14cm, matt onto white card, then adhere to the centre of the blank with 3-D foam pads. Punch out a scallopedged circle from white and distress the edges with forest moss ink.

    2 Stamp the wreath in the centre using the same ink, then distress the edges and print 'Joy' over the top. Take white card and stamp the wreath into the centre, cut out, and layer with the scallopedged motif. Finish with ribbon and adhesive stones.

  3. snowflake - 1 Stamp the snowflake design randomly over patterned paper, 9.5cm x 14cm. Apply embossing powder and heat. Repeat with the small snowflake, stamping in between the large ones. Back with silver mirri card and attach to a blank.

    2 Cut white pearl card, 3cm x 7.5cm, and stamp/emboss the Merry Christmas design. Stick onto blue paper, then again onto silver. Fix to the blank using 3-D foam, then glue pearl stones to the centre of the snowflakes.

  4. merry christmas - 1 Cut patterned paper, 10cm x 14cm, and colour over with pine needles ink, and again with forest moss. Matt onto gold mirri card and attach a blank. Stamp 'Merry Christmas' onto white card, 2.5cm x 4.5cm, cover with gold embossing powder and heat.

    2 Fix the sentiment onto gold mirri, then onto red card. Adhere to the blank, then add red pearl stones to the berry circles on the backing paper. Finish with a ribbon.

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