Paper

Nye Invite & Garland

By  Alice Golden  for  Grafix Arts

sizes: card, 5"x5-1/2"; garland, varies

  • Nye Invite & Garland
  • Garland

Materials

  • Grafix Arts Products: Gold, Silver, and Black Metallic Foil Board; Grape Sequins, Light Blue Stars, Silver Sequins, and Yellow Sequins Funky Film
  • White thread or fishing line

Tools

  • Silhouette Portrait Electronic Cutting Machine with Lobster 1.4 font
  • Manual die-cutting machine
  • Craft punches: circle, 5/8”;hole punch, 3/8”
  • Dies: Spellbinders Standard Circles LG, WPlus9 Folk Art Alphabet
  • Paper adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer, scissors, scoreboard with scoring tool
  • Invitation
  • 1. Make 5"x5-1/2" side-fold card from Gold Foil Board. Cut 4-3/4"x5-1/4" panel from Black Foil Board.
  • 2. Cut "New Year's" from Yellow Sequins Funky Film using electronic cutting machine. Cut "Party" from Yellow Sequins Funky Film using manual die-cutting machine. Remove liner from film letters and adhere to black panel.
  • 3. Cut three lengths of thread. Adhere thread ends to back of black panel and wrap over top edge as shown. Punch assorted circles from films, remove liners, and adhere over threads to create vertical garlands. Trim as needed.
  • 4. Adhere black panel to card front.
  • Vertical Garland
  • 1. Die cut garland circles using 2-2/8" and 3-3/4" circle dies. For each circle, precut one piece of foil board and one piece of film slightly larger than die size. Position film and board back to back with shiny sides facing out; die cut. Keep each pair together. Repeat to make at least five circle pairs per each garland strand.
  • 2. To string garland, cut 18" length of thread. Peel liner off film on first circle pair; position sticky side up on work surface. Position 1" of 18" thread onto sticky surface. Cut 5"-7" length of thread; position 1" of thread onto sticky surface, opposite of first thread. Position foil circle shiny side up onto sticky surface.
  • 3. Punch hole in center of circle to create opening. Continue adding short lengths of thread between openings on center of circles until reaching desired garland length. (Note: Adding short thread lengths to attach circles on center openings ensures circle centers remain open.)
  • Tip
  • 1. Having trouble cutting Funky Film in your Silhouette machine? Try using it without the platform.