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“Joy to the World” — By Susan Cobb

Designer Tip: Susan combined an elegant swirl stamp with a glue pad and easy-to-use red flocking powder to add a fuzzy focal to this festive card front. Need another theme? Just switch the papers and the stamped sentiments to use this creative design for any occasion!

Supplies:

Instructions
For the Card Front:

  1. Place the card with the fold at the top. Add three gold mini brads across the top left edge of a 1"-wide strip of green patterned paper, then glue the strip even with the card fold. Tip: To make sure the paper lays flat, be sure to completely flatten the brad legs by pressing firmly on the brad head. Cover the card front with red diamonds paper, leaving 5/8" of the green strip visible across the top. Glue a 2 1/4"-wide strip of dark green textured paper across the diamonds paper.
  2. Using the glue pad, stamp a large swirl over light green textured paper. Sprinkle red Fun Flock over the wet glue and tap off the excess; let dry. Cut the paper to 6 1/8"x2" with the swirl centered, then attach an ivory silk flower with a gold brad in the center. Glue the swirl centered on the dark green strip on the card front. Zot™ a bow of green grosgrain ribbon over the top right edge of the swirled paper piece.
  3. Stamp “Joy to the world!” in glue in the bottom right corner of the card front. Sprinkle green Fun Flock over the wet glue; let dry.

For the Card Inside:

  1. Wrap green ribbon around the left side of a 2 1/4"-wide strip of red diamonds paper, taping the tails to the back side. Attach an ivory silk flower over the strip with a gold mini brad.
  2. Stamp “spreading joy & cheer” in glue to the right of the ribbon. Sprinkle green Fun Flock over the wet glue; let dry. Glue the strip across the center of the card inside.

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