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A Way with Words Holiday Home Decorating

November 6, 2015

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Hi there!  It’s Suzanne Cannon here today with a little project which started out as a happy discovery – free-standing words and sentiments!  I had layered two Season’s Greetings die cuts and for some reason I wondered if I could hinge them.  It worked!  The Season’s Greetings die cuts work very nicely because the bottom is almost even.  Unfortunately this year’s version of Merry Christmas won’t work with this technique because the bottom flourish is almost pointed.  Maybe next year….!

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I can see these all over the dinner table, maybe used like place cards, or on the mantle along with your other favorite holiday decorations. How about popping them on the window sill or nestling them on the petals of your poinsettia?  They’re so quick and easy to make, you could add them to each of the Christmas cards you send out too.

Instructions:

  1. Die cut Season’s Greetings twice.

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2. Choose the die cut which will be the back and score it straight across the top flourishes about 1/2” from the top. Don’t score into the lettered area.

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3.  Apply glue to the scored die cut. Use glue to have a bit of open time in order to align the diecuts perfectly.  Don’t glue below the score line. Adhere the two die cuts.

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4. Embellish the top die cut if desired. To create the sample below, apply Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to cardstock, die cut Season’s Greetings and Elizabeth Craft Designs’ small Snowflake, apply Silk Microfine Glitter to the diecuts, then assemble with the back diecut as shown.

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5. Spread the bottoms of the adhered die cuts and scatter them around the house! Quietfire_Home_Dec_8

 

The possibilities are endless! Where would you place these sweet additions? Maybe you could give me ideas in the comment box below?

Thanks for having a look.  Happy creating! Suzanne

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supply List

A Way With Words Season’s Greetings #1057

A Way With Words Believe #1049

Snowflakes #757

Clear Double-Sided Adhesive Tape

Silk Microfine Glitter – Cool Diamond #641

Shimmer Sheetz – Turquoise Gemstone #SS0217

Metal Adaptor Plate #803 if using Shimmer Sheetz

 

Other supplies:

Core’dinations cardstock

American Crafts Smooth Cardstock

Gold foil cardstock

Craft glue

Scoring tool

Die cutting machine

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8 Comments

  • Reply Ronnie November 7, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Ronnie

    I would put them on the plates around the dinner table, as you would name tags, also in the guest bathroom and the guest bedrooms.

  • Reply Kathleen Adams November 6, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    I can see leaving them on a child’s desk or dresser for encouragement before a test or try-outs etc. The “Believe” die would be perfect. Or, how about “Thanks” on an office mates desk for something they did?

  • Reply Joyce Watts November 6, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    I have the Merry Christmas die and it cuts so beautifully. The pieces come right out without needing a nudge. I love this. You make the best dies.

  • Reply Marjorie November 6, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    I love the technique. Very inspiring.

  • Reply wandahentges November 6, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Very Cool!!!!!!!!!!! I’m going to have to do some of these!!!

  • Reply Dorothy November 6, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Thanks again for a creative use of products that I own. Gives me ideas for other holiday and gift projects.

  • Reply forrestwife November 6, 2015 at 8:47 am

    wonderful seasonal inspiration. thanks! this would be great for a group crafting activity too!

  • Reply Mary Rita November 6, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Love it and with all the posts this week my creative juices are starting to flow. Thank you all for your contributions.

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