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Purple Cows

#3020 13” Hot Laminator Scissors, craft knife

Instructions:

Supplies:
Purple Cows Hot Pockets #4010 (3’’x5’’) #4021 (5’’x7’’) #4025 (6’’x6’’) & #4040 (8.5’’ x11’’) Cardstock Jolly by Golly Crafting Kit Alcohol inks, glitter, fusible fibers, permanent ink, permanent pen, colored pencils, art wire, sequins, cotton wool, Strong wet glue, texture stamp, white card, masking tape, thin foam tape and thin organza ribbon.

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1. I suggest you read through all of the instructions and decide which decorations you want to make as I will do each one in its own section, that way you can pick the hot pockets you need, what you want to fill them with and do a whole batch in one go! 2. So I will start with The Angels. For the body make a template from card of an 8’’ diameter semi circle with an extra 1/8 th of the circle added (this is so when it is made into a cone you have the 1/8 th of the circle as the overlap for sticking) This template will also come in handy for some of the other decorations later! Make a wings template to fit within the 3’’x5’’ hot pocket size. 3. The Angels use Hot pockets # 4021 (5’’x7’’) for the bodies. Fill as many hot pockets as you want angels with white fusible fibers, spreading them out within the pocket. The wings use hot pockets # 4010 (3’’x5’’) color the insides with yellow alcohol ink and sprinkle with white glitter. Laminate all your pieces.

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4. Using the body template draw round it on the laminate with a permanent pen and cut out. 5. Apply a line of strong wet glue along the 1/8 th of the circle section, roll the laminate round and glue in place, making the bottom even and holding the join until the glue is set. 6. Cut a circle of white Bazzill for the head 1 ½’’ in diameter, color with flesh and pink pencils and make features with a permanent pen. Cut a length of art wire, attach to the back of the head with some masking tape about half way down, make a loop for threading with ribbon then continue it into a halo shape. Draw round the head onto some yellow Bazzill cardstock to make the hair at the back and a small fringe for the front. Snip into the yellow card and curl then stick to the front and back of the face. Leave a little gap at the bottom of the back of the hair to allow the head to sit on top of the cone so the face is one side, hair the other, attached with a blob of strong wet glue. 7. Draw round the wings template on the yellow, glittered laminate and cut out. Attach to the back of the body with a blob of strong wet adhesive. 8. Decorate the bottom of the body with lace or ribbon. Using some patterned paper from the Cosmo Cricket jolly by golly kit cut some arms and attach with glue. If you want to hang them, thread the small loop you made in the art wire with some organza ribbon. That completes your choir of angels! 9. The Christmas trees; These are so easy! Make 3 templates of semi circles plus 1/8 th of the circle (see template instructions for angels

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above) 1@ 8 ¾’’ 1@ 8’’ and 1@6 ¾’’. The larger template fits into a # 4040 Hot pocket and the other 2 fit into #4021 hot pockets. Fill the Hot Pockets with green fusible fibers, spreading it out within the pocket and sprinkle the surface with sequins then laminate. 10.Draw round the templates on the relevant sized laminates with a permanent pen and cut out. 11.Roll the cones round and stick together with strong wet all purpose glue. That’s it your Christmas forest is created! 12.Father Christmas; For this cute Santa make a template of a semi circle plus 1/8 th of a circle (as above!) 8’’ in diameter. Santa needs a # 4021 Hot Pocket. Fill it with red alcohol ink and a sprinkle of red glitter then laminate. 13.Draw round the template with a permanent pen and cut out. Roll the laminate round into a cone and with wet glue stick it together. 14.Cut a small rectangle of white Bazzill for Santa’s face, color with pencils and add features, attach to the cone with wet glue. 15.Put a line of wet glue round the bottom of the cone, in a triangle under the face, in a ring around the top of the face and in a blob on top. Stick cotton wool into all these places and voila Santa is good to go! 16.Baubles; Super simple, super effective! Make a template of a circle 3 1/8th ‘’ in diameter. The baubles use #4025 Hot pockets, 1 for each bauble. Fill the hot pockets with different color alcohol inks and a sprinkling of glitter then laminate.
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17.Draw round the bauble template twice on each laminate and cut out. Put them together and cut a line through both layers to the centre of the circle. These then simply slot together to make the 3d shape. 18.Pierce a hole in the top and thread with some organza ribbon to hang and admire your Christmas baubles. 19.Stars; Using # 4040 Hot Pocket make a star template that will fit within it 4 times. 20.Stamp the inside of the pocket with permanent ink and a texture stamp then sprinkle with gold glitter and laminate. 21.Draw round your template 4 times on the laminate and cut out. Cut 1 star to half way from the top and one halfway from the bottom then slot together to make a 3D star. Pierce a hole in the top and thread with organza ribbon to hang and admire your pretty stars. 22.Stocking; Using Hot pocket # 4025 as a guide make a stocking template that will fit side by side (one upside down, one the right way round) 23.Fill the 6’’x6’’ Hot pocket with red alcohol ink and a sprinkle of red glitter then laminate. 24.Draw round the template twice and cut out. Stick the 2 stockings together with a thin line of wet glue around the outside edges. This way you create a pocket that could be filled with sweet treats. 25.From some of the patterned paper from the Cosmo cricket kit cut a toe and a heel for your stocking and glue to the front and back. 26.Pierce a hole in the top right hand corner, thread with organza ribbon, hang and fill with some treats.
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27.Snowman snow globe; and finally I love this cute Cosmo Cricket snowman suspended in laminated glittery loveliness. Make a circle template 4’’ in diameter, take a 4021 Hot Pocket and fill with a fine sprinkle of white glitter, laminate. 28.Cut 2 circles from the laminate using the template. 29.Cut the snowman from one of the word strips in the Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly crafting kit, pierce a hole in the top of him and thread with organza ribbon. 30.Following the outline of one of the circles put a line of thin foam tape round it, Position the snowman within the circle, sticking the ribbon to the foam tape and extending out of the circle then stick the other laminated circle on top. 31.From some of the patterned paper in the Cosmo Cricket kit and using the circular template make a scalloped frame to cover the width of the foam tape, cut two at the same time to cover the front and back of the laminate. Stick in place. 32.Hang the ‘snow globe’ and enjoy your cute snowman dancing in his glittery home. 33.So now the choice is yours, you know what each decoration needs, so, decide what you want to make. Get your hot pockets out, fire up the # 3020 hot laminator and get to playing and having fun making your own unique Christmas decorations. And you don’t have to just hang them as individual decorations, what about adding them into your Christmas garlands along the fireplace or along the stairs banisters! Thanks for playing and Happy Christmas!

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