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Issue #640 October 10th 2018
Paper Wreath  
Guest tutorial author Betty Traciak will show you how to make this adorable paper wreath using an embroidery hoop.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • 4" embroidery hoop
  • Double-sided paper
  • Double-sided adhesive
  • Embellishments
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Janet asks: "On my Christmas card this year I'm using a large snowflake, about 2.5". It's very detailed, and I want it popped up. I cut adhesive foam in very small pieces but it's hard to get them to stand up. I also tried die cutting thin foam with the die, but the foam seems to expand just a little so that it shows. Thanks for any advice you can offer!"
    A: One way to pop up the snowflake more easily would be to use a single die cut and roll up glue dots to support the arms. Another idea would be to adhere several (2-4) die cuts together to create a dimensional stack. When I need to adhere a detailed die cut, I 'scribble' the glue onto my craft mat, then lightly lay the die cut into the glue. An alternative would be to layer an adhesive sheet onto the back of your cardstock before cutting.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    eagles777 has a tip for the Designer Paper Gift Bag tutorial: "I love this little bag but it wasn't big enough for 20 cards (lol!) so I changed the dimensions. Following a small bag's dimensions I changed it to 1 1/4" score at the top and 2 1/2" at the bottom. The sides, again on left side only, are 1/2", 2 1/8", and 3 3/4". the paper is cut at 9" x 10 3/4". Follow her directions for putting it together."

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