uniquely

by

April Dawn

Handmade Cards and Paper Crafts

Some of my
2006 Christmas Cards:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MATERIALS:

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Card stock
Copy paper
Magazine cutouts
Stickers
Round gold elastic
Round red elastic
Ribbon pieces

Jingle bells
Modge Podge
Glue Sticks
Hot Glue

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MY TIPS & TRICKS:

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Attach paper items to the card with modge podge, bulky items with glue gun after the modge podge is dry.

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Keep the cards in a flower press for a day or two after they are completely dry and before attaching bulky accessories.

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Scrap booking supplies lend themselves well to card making, but are expensive. Be on the lookout for similar paper products and items that are not packaged expressly for scrapping, as these tend to be more affordable. It is not necessary to use more expensive "acid free" products when making cards, unless it is a priority that the cards can last indefinitely.

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For colored cards, place a white paper insert into the card to make writing inside easier. Cut the insert from a decent weight copy paper slightly smaller in size than the card itself, tacking it down inside lightly with a glue stick.

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If you want to print a caption on the paper for the inside of the card, it is easier to do so before cutting the insert to size.

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Thanksgiving Cards 2006

 

 

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