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There are three responses to a piece of design — yes, no, and WOW! WOW is the one to aim for.


Hi, welcome to our blog today.  Our talented  designer, Alicia Barry  has made this gorgeous Christmas card, and below, shares a step by step of how she made it.

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Step 1: Gather your materials.

Cut your materials to size as follows:

* Red card: 6.75″x 6.75”  (This measurement is an important for Martha Stewart Around the Page punches to be successful).

* Red patterned paper: 5.5″ x 5.5″

* Cream cardstock: 5″ x 5″

* Red cardstock: 5″ x 5″

* Patterned paper image: This will be determined by your choice of paper. If no clear image can be cut to fit, simply use a 4″ x 4″ square of patterned paper


Step 2:

Use a narrow edge Martha Stewart Around the page punch (I used Deco Flowers) on both pieces of red cardstock. Adhere the larger one to the front of your card.

Step 3:

Distress the red patterned paper (optional) and adhere it centrally to the card front.

Step 4:

Layer cream cardstock to the card using foam squares.

Step 5:

Adhere smaller red cardstock to the front of the card.


Step 6:

Adhere your handcut image or patterned square.

Step 7:

Stamp a greeting (or use a rubon) onto a cream cardstock strip. Cut ribbon notches to one end, then adhere with foam squares onto the front of the card on a  diagonal.

Step 8:

Take a MHC glitter mini rose. Carefully peel back the outer layer and fold outwards to create a more full flower. Adhere this the the top of the greeting along with a large white Lotus flower. Tuck a  tied organza ribbon bow between the two flowers. Add a small white flower to the bottom right of the greeting.

Step 9:

Paint dots of Ranger perfect pearls around the punched border of the card and to accentuate the image.

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Thanks so much Alicia for sharing your wonderful card with us.