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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Getting a (Little) Fancy with Paper

You can only make so many Christmas cards before you burn out. Then I have to make something 3D and cute to reboot my card-making brain. Here are two quick ideas, if you need a little gift for someone…

votive Now that you can buy those LED tealights just about anywhere, I don’t worry about setting a paper votive holder aflame. I’m sure it can be done, especially in our house, but I don’t worry about it. To make these, just cut a square of cardstock 3x3, score each side 1/2” in, cut one short score on each corner, and fold up and adhere to make the base. The sides are a piece of DSP, 2-1/2”x 10”. Score it at 2-3/8”, 4-3/4”, 7-1/4”, and 9-5/8”.

Punch out a shape such as an ornament, star, or circle and adhere vellum behind the paper. Fold it along scores amd adhere the little flap you have leftover to make a bottomless box. I put a strip of Sticky Strip along the top and glittered mine before making it a box. Embellish as you like, and just set the box into the base. There ya go! Make a cute little row of them for a windowsill, matching whatever decor you have going. And I told you to buy a Simply Scored, didn’t I?


These little note card or photo holders look cool grouped together, or use them to hold a recipe while you’re making it. Use the biggest binder clips you can find, cut a small strip of DSP and adhere it. Embellish, and it’s done.

We’re supposed to get a dusting of snow tonight…finally! Unfortunately, the front that’s bringing it is wreaking havoc on my head today, so I think I’ll go have a little nap before the hooligans’ bus arrives. Enjoy the rest of your December 1!

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