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A paper CD envelope provides a perfect wrapping (with a window!) for showing off Christmas cookies with character.
1. Cut a square of colored scrapbooking paper to fit inside a CD envelope; slide the paper inside.
2. Cut a piece of ribbon the width of the envelope and attach it across the front using a glue stick. Add a snowflake adornment to the ribbon using crafts glue.
3. Wait for the icing on a cookie to dry, then carefully slide it into the envelope. See the next slide for a materials list.
What You'll Need:
Medium glassine bag
Editor's Tip: Search online for bags. Etsy.com is a good supplier.
A photocopy of a kitchen towel gives a look of vintage fabric to a paper stocking.
1. Using heavy copy paper, make a photocopy of a vintage kitchen towel. Position the paper copy, printed side up, on top of a piece of printed-side-down scrapbooking paper. Using scallop-edge scissors, cut a stocking shape that is approximately 9x5 inches.
2. Cut accent pieces from scrapbooking paper: You'll need a 3x5-inch strip for the top band on the front and back, as well as a toe piece (a pair of semicircles) for the front and the back of the stocking.
3. Using crafts glue, run a bead down both sides of the stocking, creating a pocket at the top. Attach the top bands and the toe pieces using a glue stick.
4. Add a ribbon to the band and the toe for an added accent. Let glue completely dry before filling. See the next slide for a materials list.
With a few snips and bit of glue, two pieces of scrapbooking paper create a charming pocket.
1. Fold a piece of scrapbooking paper to measure 7x5-inches. Using a glue stick, glue closed the open long side and one open short side so the paper resembles a long pocket.
2. Cut another piece of scrapbooking paper into a 5-inch-diameter circle with scallop-edge scissors. Using regular scissors, cut the circle in half.
3. Glue both semicircles to the front side of the paper pocket on the envelope's short ends. Attach a decorative brad near the rounded edge of each semicircle. Run a piece of ribbon between brads, wrapping the ribbon ends around brads. See the next slide for a materials list.
Create a cute treat basket for savory treats, such as snack mix, with die-cut pieces of scrapbooking paper and some simple assembly. Visit your local crafts store and select a festive piece of scrapbooking paper (for each basket). Use a die-cut machine -- most crafts or scrapbooking stores have the available to use -- to cut the shapes needed for a standard small basket. Fold the paper sides in and attach the handle. See the next slide for a materials list.
What You'll Need:
Scrapbook paper, basket die-cut
Editor's Tip: Many scrapbook or crafting stores have die-cut machines for customers to use. Pick out a combination of scrapbook papers and use the store's equipment to make the baskets.
1. Using a paper punch, punch two holes on opposite sides of a baking cup. Thread one length of ribbon through each hole and tie the ends into bows to create a handle.
2. Affix a festive holiday sticker to the front of the cup. See the next slide for a materials list.
A ribbon and a decorative paper circle add finishing touches to a naturally scalloped-edge coffee filter paper.
2. Cut a circle from a festive sheet of scrapbooking paper and center it on top of the bread loaf. Tie it all together with a sheer ribbon. See the next slide for a materials list.
1. Slide a square-cut bar cookie into a waxed paper sandwich bag.
2. Wrap and tie a ribbon around the square to make it look like a small package. See the next slide for a materials list.
A rolled paper cone with embellishments looks like an ice cream cone when crowned with an herb-coated cheese ball.
1. Position a square piece of scrapbooking paper with a corner facing you. Draw an arc from the corner on the left side to the corner on the right side. Use scissors to cut along the arc; discard the extra paper.
2. Run a bead of crafts glue down one straight edge of the paper and attach the other straight edge to the glue side, rolling to make a cone; let dry. Attach a ribbon embellishment to the top edge of the cone with crafts glue.
3. Using a paper punch, punch two holes in each side of the cone. Thread a sheer ribbon through both holes and tie ends in knots to form a handle. Wrap the cheese ball in plastic wrap and place inside a paper baking cup. Fill the bottom of the cone with crackers and set the cheese ball on the top of the cone. See the next slide for a materials list.
What You'll Need:
Editor's Tip: Pressed for time? Use pre-made paper cones (such as paper cone drinking cups). Simply affix a few festive stickers to the outside of the cone and complete the beribboned handle.
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