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Getting Ready for the Holidays!

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As we head into the holidays, be sure to stay tuned to our projects section and our blog for great holiday crafting ideas such as these Melt Art Christmas Panels or this Distress Snowman Card!

Finished Card

Today we have a Shrink Plastic Christmas Window Card by Annette Green! For this project you will need:

 

Instructions

Step 1: Cut from Merriment paper stash: Red with polka dots – 4 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches. Music notes – 4 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches. Distress edges then ink distress with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.

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Step 2: Die cut the Window and Window Box from dark brown Kraft Core cardstock and sand distress the tops and edges of each.

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Step 3: Cut a piece of Ranger Clear Shrink Plastic 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches and spread an even layer of Ranger Glue N’ Seal on one side. Let dry completely.

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Step 4: Apply a medium thick layer of Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint to the same side of the shrink plastic. Set aside to dry and crack..

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Step 5: Once the crackle has dried, adhere the piece to the back of the die-cut window.

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Step 6: This is how it should look from the front side. A faux frosty glass appearance.

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Step 7: Cut & assemble a mini stocking from gold and red Kraft Core cardstock inking edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Cut a piece of Seasonal Paper Stash 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches for the inside of the window.

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Step 8: Cut several other images from the Sizzix Alterations dies listed, sand and distress edges.

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Step 9: Layer the Seasonal paper and stocking behind window opening as shown, adhering with Glossy Accents.

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Step 10: Stamp BELIEVE with Jet Black Archival Ink onto Kraft cardstock. Stitch a line across the top with dark brown thread. Ink outer edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

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Step 11: Assemble and stitch the two base papers for the card with dark brown thread as shown and adhere to a Kraft card base measuring 5 x 7 inches. Assemble window, window box, and all other die-cut elements as shown.

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Step 12: Add Platinum Stickles to centers of poinsettias.

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Step 13: Add Christmas Red Stickles near small holly leaves.

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