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Merry Christmas

By Paris Dukes



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Supplies:

Instructions:
For the Card Front :

  1. Place the card with the fold on the left. Trim 1" off the right side of the card front and cover the remaining card front with red circles paper. Glue a 3 3/4"x6 1/4" piece of retro dots paper centered on the card front with the dots running vertically.
  2. Mat a 3 3/8"x2" piece of green circles paper on red circles paper, trimming the mat to 1/16". Center the "Merry Christmas" overlay over the green circles paper and add a red mini brad to the top of the letter "i" to hold the overlay in place (a dab of glue stick behind the Santa hat will add extra reinforcement). Secure one end of a 1 1/2" length of red grosgrain ribbon behind the bottom right edge of the matted overlay with the ribbon pointing downward. Use foam tape to attach the overlay 1 1/4" from the top of the card.
  3. Add a red mini brad to the top of the "Holiday Wishes" tag, then use foam tape to attach the tag over the loose end of the ribbon length.

For the Card Inside:

  1. Cover the card inside with green circles paper. Mat the long edges of the retro dot border on red circles paper, trim the mats to 1/16", and glue 1/8" from the right edge of the card. Glue the slide mount artwork over the left portion of the card inside.
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Paris Dukes

A tip from Paris: How do you attach a clear material to your project without the adhesive showing through? There are plenty of options! When working with card making overlays, you'll notice each overlay is printed in opaque color on a clear surface. Just apply a small amount of glue stick behind the darkest printed areas of the overlay–the dark, opaque color will disguise the adhesive. Vellum Glue Dots™ are another great choice for attaching overlays, and the first product that truly doesn't show through the clear material! Other options? Try attaching overlays to your projects with clips or brads (like I did on this Christmas card).

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