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Creativity Magazine - Issue 42 - Nov/Dec 2013
This issue, we share some extra-special cards that can be hand delivered to those closest to you, plus ideas to dress your home in preparation for the big day. Want something stylish? We put on the ritz with storage solutions and cards using the glamorous new Papermania Art Deco range with foil finish papers, toppers and iconic images. With Christmas gift-buying top of the agenda, make the most of your money-off vouchers worth £15 and get your hands on the FREE Happy Days Digital Designer DVD.
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Glue a square of red patterned paper measuring 9.5” on top of a square of green cardstock measuring 10” inch and centre on to a piece of white patterned paper.
Cut a strip of green patterned paper to measure 9.5 x 4”. Apply metallic pigment ink around the edge and sprinkle on gold and copper embossing powder and heat. Glue this to the right of the page.
Using red thread, stitch a border around the white background and on the red layer.
Tear a piece of white patterend paper with christmas text to measure about 4 x 6”. Curl the top left corner forwards. Heat emboss the edges and the curled corner with gold and copper embossing powder. Glue it towards the centre of the page. Attach a piece of black thread around the curled corner to resemble a scroll. Attach the thread to the page with some adhesive stones.
Stamp the large Christmas Ornament stamp 8 times onto brown cardstock, using metallic pigment ink. Gently sprinkle gold embossingpowder on parts of each ornament, tip it of, and sprinkle some copper embossing powder over the rest of it, then heat emboss it.
Cut out the Christmas Ornaments and arrange them into a snowflake shape. Glue them behind a 4” square of gold cardstock and glue in the middle of the layout. Attach a gold ribbon with a bow in the bottom left corner.
Stamp the text ‘Joyeux Noel’ on a piece of white patterned paper and make a mat of brown, white patterned and brown paper again. Distress with gold ink. Apply some adhesive stones on the letters for decoration.
Stamp the Christmas Ornament stamp on the brown paper flowers with embossing ink and heat emboss one with gold and one with copper embossing powder. Attach the flowers with plain brown paper flowers with a Christmas tree brad.