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Festive Joys

Designer: Katie Skilton
cards, christmas, craft, crafts, paper, papercrafts,

Create the perfect holiday gift set with Katie Skilton's Scandi-inspired makes

What you need...
  • Card, assorted
  • Paper, Kaisercraft, North Pole collection
  • Dies: Nesting, Square; Xcut, Decorative Dies, Birdcage 2; Sizzix, Thinlits, Decorative Trees; Bigz, Pillow Box
  • Punches, flowers, various
  • Vellum
  • Ink-pad, light brown
  • Embellishments: twine, ribbon, gems
  1. Happy Holidays - 1 Make a card blank, 12cm x 17cm. Adhere panels of smaller red card and patterned paper together. Glue red doily paper to the centre. Next, cut a square into the top half of white card, 9cm x 12cm, to make an aperture, then matt spotted green behind it.

    2 Wrap ribbon and twine around the main panel, secure at the back, then fix to the card. Stick the white panel on using foam pads. Attach a ‘Joy’ sentiment to a die-cut scalloped circle using foam pads, then mount to the top-right. Add a ‘Happy Holidays’ banner and deer below the aperture. Embellish with gems.

  2. Merry Christmas - 1 Die-cut two birdcages from red card. Glue one onto a sheet of vellum and trim around the edges, then add the other to the reverse. Ink the sides. Take a scalloped circle and 'Joy To The World' sentiment, ink the edges of both, then matt to the centre of the birdcage.

    2 Punch flowers and die-cut four leaves from patterned papers, then arrange and attach the pieces to the top of the design. Thread three lengths of black and white twine through the top and knot together. Decorate with gems.

  3. Snow Cuddles - 1 Die-cut a pillow box and fix it together using double-sided tape. Ink the edges. Use a scallop punch to create a border along a strip of black paper, then wrap it around the box. Trim red Fair Isle paper to 2.5cm wide, then stick it around
    the container so it slightly overlaps the scallop border.

    2 Adhere a heart to a scalloped circle using foam pads, then attach a ‘believe’ sentiment. Add the motif to the box to finish.

  4. Just For You - 1 Cover a white tag, 8cm x 16cm, with spotted green paper. Adhere striped paper to the lower half of the tag, then layer a thin strip of black over the join. Glue a scalloped sticker border along the left edge. Add 'Merry Christmas' and 'Joy To The World' sentiments to the centre after inking the edges.

    2 Use foam pads and glue to stick four presents at different angles to the bottom. Punch a hole into black card, then cut around it to form a ring. Make another hole at the top of the tag, glue the ring over the gap and thread gingham ribbon through, tying to secure. Add gems to the spots.

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