by Beate Johns
Create a garland out of snowflake die cuts.
- Grand Calibur, or other big die cut machine
- Snowflake Pendant, or other snowflake die
- Create-a-Flake 2, or other snowflake die
- Eyelet Circle Nestabilities™, or other matching dies
- Patterned paper
- Sewing machine
Place your dies cutting side facing up on the base plate (A) of the Grand Calibur.
Add cardstock over the dies and top with cutting plate (C).
Pull tray out of the Grand Calibur until you hear a clicking sound.
Keeping the sandwich straight, insert into the Grand Calibur tray.
Turn handle until the sandwich comes out on the other side. Your shapes are cut. Remove excess cardstock.
Leave cardstock in dies and top first with tan embossing mat, then with Embossing Plate (B). Run through machine.
Your shapes are now embossed.
Repeat steps 1-3 with cardstock in a different color and/or patterned paper.
Step 5 (Optional)
Stack the shapes to add more interest.
Sew shapes in a line one after another - keeping them an even or uneven distance apart, according to your preference.
The garland is complete.