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How to Make a 3D Circle Garland

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Paper garlands are inexpensive, easy to make, and add a nice splash of color to parties, work areas, and bedrooms. One of my favorite styles is the three-dimensional circle garland. This version is made with three 1.5" circles glued together for each ball. To make a 3 to 4 yard garland with 33 spheres, you'll need A) 99 card stock circles, B) glue, and C) string, baker's twine, or clear fishing line.    How to Make It Fold each circle in half. If you have a bone folder, that will be useful for make clean folds.  Glue one half of...

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How to Make a Pillow Box for Gift Cards

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When it comes to gift giving, I prefer to avoid gift cards but the teenagers in the family are so tough! Since I broke down and went the gift card route for the holiday, I at least wanted to dress the cards up a bit with pretty packaging. So, now I'm sharing the pillow box template I put together with you! The PDF pattern in this tutorial is sized to fit common gift card and retail packaging (you know, the kind you pick from the wall of gift card options), which is typically 4" x 5.25". Materials Digital scrapbook paper 8.5"...

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