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Christmas Paper Other Than For Christmas


I absolutely love to use various occasions Designer Series Papers for projects other than their intended use.  The above card was made using This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper for a use other than Christmas.  The base cardstock is really Very Vanilla but looks pink possibly because of taking the photo on a red table runner.  Imagine it Very Vanilla so you can actually get what they card actually looks like.  The base was cut out of an 8 1/2" by 11" piece of cardstock cut at 5 1/2" half way down the 11" side.  Then you fold the card in half.  The black cardstock was cut at 5 1/4" by 4".  The Designer Series Paper was cut at 5" by 3 3/4".  You layer the Designer Series Paper on the Basic Black Cardstock and then adhere to the card base.

Gold Foil Paper was cut with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  I place wax paper on top of card stock before cutting which helps make the paper much easier to get out.  Somehow I did not use enough pressure with the a on Congrats and it was hard to get the center of the a out.  No problem.  I used two gray enamel embellishments in the center of the a to cover it up and add texture to the sentiment.  An extremely easy card that would be great for any gender for a congratulations card.  I hope you get to experiment with getting other uses out of your paper.  It is so much fun!

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