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  • Writer's pictureKaren Ebeling

Crafter’s Companion 2022 Advent Calendar door 21 wax paper

Updated: Jan 13, 2023

Today it was all about the wax paper technique. If you haven’t seen this before, you emboss wax paper then use an iron to transfer the wax to cardstock then ink over it. The wax acts as a resist leaving the embossing pattern behind. This is even a two for because the wax paper is coated on both sides you will be the positive and negative of the embossing folder. So, you end up with 2 cards instead of one.

Here are a few things to remember

  • Cover the wax paper sandwich with a piece of paper to protect your iron from the wax.

  • Place a piece of paper under the wax paper sandwich to protect your surface.

  • Iron on a hard surface not an ironing board. The hole in the ironing board will show on the paper.

  • Iron for about 15 seconds or so.

  • Make sure the steam is turned off.

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Materials used

Crafter’s Companion 2022 Advent Calendar Contents of Door 21

Wax paper

Iron- no water in it

5x7 card base

Gina K Passionate pink ink

Gina K Blue Lagoon ink

Gray cardstock

Gina K thanks die

Paper measurements

4 ¾ x 6 ¾ grey

2-5x7 panel

5x7 wax paper


1. Place the wax paper in the embossing paper and run it through you die cutting machine. You will have to do this 6 times to cover the entire 5x7 sheet.

2. layer the 5x7 paper then wax paper then the other 5x7 cardstock paper.

3. Cover with wax paper sandwich with a piece of paper on top and bottom to protect the iron and surface from the wax.

4. Iron the paper for about 15 seconds.

5. Ink the paper the buff with a paper towel.

6. Trim the edges to the 4 ½ x 6 ½ .

7. Glue the panel to the 4 ¾ x 6 ¾ mat.

8. Glue to the card base.

9. Add greeting of your choice.

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