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How to use kitchen staples to decorate your Christmas cards

Hello again everyone.


Today I have a post showing how to use items from your kitchen cupboards to decorate your Christmas cards. By using these items it has the added bonus of giving your cards a Christmas aroma…who doesn’t like the smell of Christmas!!
It’s also a good way of using up those ingredients you only buy once a year that then go out of date before you have a chance to use them again.

I have used bay leaves, star anise and mustard seeds on this card. You could also use cinnamon sticks, cloves and dried fruit.

Ingredients:

8X8 card blank
Christmas background stamp
embossing ink pad
gold embossing powder
heat gun
2 pieces of patterned paper of your choice
Gold mirror card
Tonic wreath die
3 bay leaves
1 star anise
1 tsp mustard seeds
paper flowers
pearl stamens
assortment of die cut leaves
gold bead chain
ribbon
Christmas sentiment stamp
blank ink pad
die cutting machine
glue

Method:

  • Stamp background stamp with embossing ink several times to right side of card blank, cover with gold embossing powder and heat emboss
  • Glue patterned paper to left side of card blank don’t worry if overlaps stamped image.
  • Die cut the wreath and bells from gold mirror card and glue centrally to card front
  • Using hot glue fix bay leaves, die cut leaves, flowers, stamens and star anise to bottom of wreath
  • cut some gold beads from chain and randomly fill in any gaps
  • dot wet glue randomly around wreath and sprinkle with mustard seeds
  • stamp your sentiment onto white card and fix as shown, bending it to give some dimension.

Thats the card complete!

Thanks for popping by.
Leanne x

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