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  1. Concertina Christmas - 1 Create a 15cm square blank. Score halfway down the front flap and fold it back on itself to form a ‘z’ fold. Cut a 14cm square piece of robin paper and two 6.5cm x 14m panels, ensuring the patterns match across the top. Attach each section to the card blank.

    2 Trim three pieces of red spotty paper, one 7cm x 14cm and two 6.5cm x 7cm. Die-cut the bottom edges using a stitched scallopedged die. Mount each onto the patterned panels so that they are level.

    3 Cut a red stitched strip from the paper pack. Cut one piece 14cm long and two 6.5cm lengths, then attach across the bottom of each section.

    4 Die-cut two of the robin motifs from the paper pack using a stitched 9cm circle die. Attach one to the inside panel and the other to the front of the card so that it overlaps the edge.

    5 Punch four holly leaves from green card and colour the centres with white pen. Die-cut a mini poinsettia from red card using the Marianne Design dies and layer together, then add a white pearl to the centre.

  2. Gift Bag - 1 Cut a panel from holly patterned paper slightly smaller than the front of your gift bag. Cut red spotty paper to 9cm x 11.5cm and die cut the vertical edges with a small stitched scallop-edged die. Stick to the front of the bag.

    2 Trim two lengths of holly border and attach above and below the dotty panel. Use a 9cm stitched circle die to cut out a robin motif, attach to the front and add red pearls.

    3 Cut out a robin tag and punch a hole in the top. Tie it to one of the handles using decorative ribbon to finish.

  3. Festive Jotter - 1 Trim red card to 10.5cm x 23.5cm. Score across the width and fold at 11.2cm and 12.4cm.

    2 Cut three 10cm x 10.5cm squares of green holly paper. Mount one piece to the front and two to the inside panels.

    3 Die-cut a 7cm circle around a robin motif. Using the next largest die, cut a red circle, layer together and attach to the front.

    4 Punch two holly leaves from green card, then score down both and attach to the top of the matted circles. Fix a white paper flower where they overlap. Stick a green sticky note pad inside to finish.

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