Doughnut notelet

Posted by TheDocraftsTeam, 09 Jan, 2017

We do-nut think there is a better card to brighten someone's day than this sweet treat! This is a super quick make, and can be customised with different colours and sprinkles.

1. Fold an 8 x 4.5" piece of kraft cardstock in half and crease along the fold with a paper creaser. Alternatively, use some Papermania Recycled Kraft Square Card Blanks & Envelopes if you don’t have any kraft cardstock to hand. This has the added advantage of using the envelopes to pop the card in!

2. Position the largest and second smallest die from the Xcut Circle Nesting Die Set on top of the card blank, with the large circle hanging over the edge of the fold by ½cm. This is important, as you still need it to function as an opening card. Use craft tape to hold the dies in position. Run it through the Xpress Machine two or three times to make sure both layers of the folded cardstock are cut through. The Xcut Circle Cutter would also work well for this; simply change the position on the blade to cut a large and a smaller circle. Just make sure you press down firmly!

3. To create the iced top for your doughnut card, begin by positioning the two circle nesting dies on coloured cardstock. Hold in position with craft tape and run through a die-cutting machine.

4. Spread Anita’s Tacky Glue over the surface with a paintbrush. Sprinkle or completely cover it with glitter, depending on the effect you’re after. Leave to dry.

5. Coat the glittered donut with Anita’s 3D Clear Gloss, carefully covering the entire surface with a paintbrush. Leave the gloss layer to dry for four hours.

6. Cut the edges unevenly with a small, sharp pair of scissors. Adhere the doughnut top to the front of the card blank with Anita’s Tacky Glue. You might find it helpful to hold the pieces in position with some paper clips while it dries or place it under a heavy book so that it dries flat. Whichever way you choose, make sure that the glaze is completely dry before doing this, otherwise the glittery layer could get damaged.

7. Write or stamp your sentiment inside the card (around the hole, of course!) and enjoy the look of glee on the recipient's face when they receive it.

Project and how-to instructions by Jo Boland. Project originally published in the August issue (73) of docrafts Creativity magazine.

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