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Watch Along Wednesday – wrap it up with the Christmas Wrap Dies

Crafter's Companion – 14/08/19

Welcome back to another exciting installment of Watch Along Wednesday! For this week’s post, we’re so excited to be sharing some inspiration for our Gemini Christmas Wrap Dies, as our Christmas ranges have finally launched on HSN. Make sure you check them all out! But before you do, let’s dive into this post and wrap up our Christmas crafting projects.

The concept behind these dies is to provide two decorative ends to a whole band that can be joined together to form a ring. This ring can then be folded flat to slip around a card or invitation, or folded in such a way that it can fit on to a gift box. They can be left loose so that your recipient can remove the band to open the project or they can be adhered for a delicate decoration!

In this video, David Falcon uses the O’ Christmas Tree and the Decorative Snowflake Wrap Dies to produce two beautiful finishing touches to card projects. If you’re looking for that final festive flourish, these are definitely the dies for you, so make sure you watch along with his video below.

In each set, you receive two dies that correspond to the opposite end of the band. The straight edges do not cut through, giving you the opportunity to create a band in a length of your choice to join both decorative edges together. Each of the decorative dies measure 2.5″ across, resulting in a 5″ front piece when connected, so you simply need to add as much card as you need to create the back panel.

For example, for an A6 card:

  • Cut a strip of card to measure 10.5″ x 1.8″ (26.8cm x 4.5cm)
  • Place the dies at each end of the strip
  • Once cut, wrap the strip of cardstock around the card and interlock the two end sections

However, you can also cut out the individual ends, measure a back band and tape the decorative edges to it.

While these dies are absolutely perfect for adding a pretty band to cardmaking projects, they will also work beautifully with gift boxes and bags to add just that extra little special something.

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We’ll meet you back here next Wednesday for another incredible installment of Watch Along Wednesday, where David will be getting crafty with the Christmas Verse and Sentiment Stamps! In the meantime, make sure you share your Gemini Christmas Wrap Die creations with us on social, using the #WatchAlongWed hashtag!