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With that in mind, I wanted to create a project for kids that was easy enough that they could make it on their own yet left them with a feeling of pride that they had made something that could have been made by an adult.
To make this garland, I first cut 3 sheets of 12 x 12 inch cream colored cardstock into 12 x 6 inch pieces and fold 5 of them in half.
To cut the circular opening, I centered the cardstock strip over the medium cutting plate and then centered the die, upside down, over the cardstock and ran it all through the Fuse Creativity System®.
Next, I placed 5.75 x 5.75 inch pieces of patterned paper inside the folded sections of cardstock and ran a long length of twine through each of the sections placing it near the fold. After adjusting the panels to have an equal amount of space between them, I tore 1 inch wide strips of fabric and tied them to the twine between the panels.
A set of stamps and black ink were used on white cardstock and then cut out using a pair of Fiskars scissors.
A 1.75 inch x 5.75 inch strip of green patterned paper was added to the bottom inside of each panel to appear as grass and the cutout stamped images were adhered. I then applied adhesive around the perimeter of the panels and sealed them closed.
The panels and fabric strips were adjusted as needed.
This is a project that I would have been thrilled to have made as a child because it combines several mediums, several techniques, and can really stand out as a decor piece in a home, yet it wasn't overwhelming and was easily completed in one art session!
Three 12 x 12 inch sheets of cardstock, white cardstock, stamping ink, stamp set, variety of patterned papers, fabric scraps for tearing into strips