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Our Holiday Tutorial Blitz is well underway and we hope you're enjoying it as much as we are. Today's project is just right for helping everyone in your family count down the days 'til Christmas.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • 16" x 20" blank canvas
  • 24 2" metal tins
  • Patterned paper
  • Coordinating cardstock
  • Strong and regular adhesive
  • Stamps
  • Ink
  • Ribbon
  • Paper cutter
  • 24 Velcro® dots
  • Images © 1990-2007 Stampin' Up!
    Ask Beate
    Beate Johns answers your technique questions
    Q: Missy asked: "How can I save money when I make Christmas cards? I have to make about 50 this year and am a bit worried about the cost, do you have any money saving tip or ideas?"
    A:  You'll want to start with a simple design that won't increase mailing costs with bulky layers or embellishments. Try adding a family picture and a simple sentiment and letting your family shine. Lots of layers and ribbons are beautiful but will increase your supply and postage! Try making one and then taking it to the post office (in an envelope) to be weighed. You'll know what the postage is, and whether your card will require additional postage to get to family and friends. Check out postal regulations here.
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    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Another great hint for suspension cards came from Becki:
    "I have found great success with using something called CRAFT THREAD for suspending the tags in the spinning tag cards. The individual pieces of floss are tightly woven and thicker than ordinary embroidery floss and they stay together. I bought a huge package of them in multiple colors in the embroidery floss section of my craft store, and it was very reasonably priced."
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