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Use this chirpy design to create a nordic-style gift set

What you need...
  • Card: red, purple, pale blue, white
  • Glass etching paste
  • Mountboard
  • Craft knife
  • Glass tumbler
  • Acetate
  • Sticky-back plastic
instructions
  1. Bird Card - 1 Trace the bird's body from the templates, then transfer to a 12cm x 14cm white blank, 6cm from the lower edge. Cut around the body and across the card through both layers, leaving a 6cm x 12cm panel. Arrange 1.5cm and 3cm squares in red and blues and a sentiment on the front.

    2 Cut a bird from dark blue card, using a craft knife to remove the inner panel leaving a snowflake design.Layer on top of the white shape, then embellish with a gem.

    3 Fold a 1.5cm x 30cm strip of acetate in half and tape to the inside front of the card. Trace the the star motif from the template and cut from blue card. Stick to the top of the acetate, adding a gem.

  2. Picture Box - 1 Print the box template onto a sheet of white cardstock, score along the dotted lines, then cut away the blue areas using a scalpel. Stick coloured card behind the bird body and star.

    2 Fold and glue the tabs to create a box lid, then make a box base from a 29.1cm square of mountboard, by measuring 2.7cm from each side and scoring. Remove the corners, fold up to create the base, then tape the sides together.

    3 Cut a piece of coloured card, 13.7cm square, then stick to the base for a picture box, or behind the lid design for a gift box. Add some gems to finish.

  3. Etched Glass - 1 Resize the template to fit your glass, print onto paper, then add it to the reverse of sticky-back plastic. Carefully cut out to create a stencil.

    2 You may find it easier to position the stencil if you divide it into sections, especially for a round tumbler. Clean and dry a glass thoroughly, then arrange the stencil pieces on the surface.

    3 Cover the design completely with etching paste, following the manufacturer's instructions. Wash off the paste, then peel away the stencil to reveal the design.

 
 
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