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Trim Mistletoe Wreath for a Perfect Fit by Jean Okimoto

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The Mistletoe Wreath is generously-sized for A-2 and A-6 cards - but I was determined to attach it to an 8-½" x 3-½" slimline card.  No problem...just trim a bit of the wreath and tuck the cut ends back together!  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a holiday design for an 'adjustable' wreath.

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Prep the Mistletoe Wreath die by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the delicate leaves.

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Cut the wreath from green cardstock.  Trim it to fit the slimline card, then glue the cut ends together.  It doesn't need to be perfect - it'll be hidden.

Cut two sets of Mistletoe Swags - we're using 3 swags as fillers for the wreath  Cut the large Knotted Circle Wreath from kraft cardstock.  Layer it over the Mistletoe Wreath and tuck several of the leaves through the Knotted Circle Wreath.  Layer three of the Mistletoe Swags over the 2 wreaths.  Attach them to a white slimline card.

Cut two of the Mistletoe Bundle bows from the red glittered cardstock in the Holiday Glitter Pad.  Cut two sets of the Mistletoe Bundle berry circles from the platinum-colored Holiday Glitter Pad.  Add them to the wreath.

Cut Special Merry Christmas from red cardstock - leave it in the die.  Attach two ¼" wide strips of lined doublestick tape to the diecut and run it through the machine to cut the tape and create a self-adhesive greeting.  Attach the greeting to the card.

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Expand your design options by trimming, splicing, or layering your diecuts. Or cut a duplicate wreath in a slightly darker shade of green and layer it a bit offset to create a shadow.  

Special thanks to everyone who bought my COOL WINTER WISHES Class Kits from Impress and Stamps + Memories!  Hope you liked the cards and have chosen a few of them for your 2020 Christmas greeting.  My next class kit is HOLIDAY GREETINGS - SIMPLY ASIAN with more Memory Box designs and great papers.

Thanks for visiting...see you again on Thursday!

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Comments

I have always been partial to Christmas cards using a wreath. This one is lovely, Jean, and I thank you for the inspiration!

Well done, Jean! I love the smaller wreath size.

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