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Patterned paper Christmas

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This next batch of cards is 100% inspired by Emma over at Puddleside Musings — I was especially taken by the sunburst design she created in Making Simple Cards from Scraps. I don’t have a lot of Christmassy paper scraps, but I do have whole pads of paper which really need using 🙂

Now, I could have just grabbed some sheets of paper and my guillotine and started cutting triangles, but that would have been way too random for me. Instead, I made myself a template larger than the final A6 size of the cards (to give myself some wiggle room) and cut six sheets of patterned paper into triangles. That gave me enough pieces to make six cards with one duplicated pattern on each card.

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I hate using wet glue for things like this and tape runner would just have taken far too long with that many pieces. Stick It to the rescue! I’m not keen on Stick It for glitter and stuff like that because you often end up with gaps in the adhesive, especially along the edges of the backing strips, but it is great for sticking down paper. I covered six slightly smaller than A6 pieces of thin card with the Stick It and then started assembling my triangles — Stick It does give you a bit of flexibility for repositioning things, but it’s best not to rely on it too much. With all the panels covered, I trimmed off the overhanging patterned paper.

For some unknown reason, rather than pick up the easy-to-die-cut glitter card for my sentiment, I picked up the glitter felt. And then, after remembering how annoying it was to get a completely clean cut even with the precision base plate in my Big Shot, I continued to use it for all six cards. I glued them to strips of vellum and wrapped those around the patterned paper panels. Then all I had to do was stick the panels to card bases and that’s six more cards in the stash.

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Supplies:

  • dies:
    Creative Expressions – merry Christmas
  • paper and card:
    Polkadoodles heartfelt Christmas paper pad
    Anita’s white vellum
    glitter felt
    Hunkydory Adorable Scorable
  • miscellaneous:
    Stick It

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4 thoughts on “Patterned paper Christmas”

  1. Those are beautiful! I need to use up some of the Christmas paper! I always say I am going to, but never get around to it, so I have quite a stash of Christmas paper! LOL! 🙂

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