You can connect to your PIXMA printer using your smartphone, and simply print your templates after downloading them from either the Creative Park app, or the website. Make sure you don't accidentally print them double-sided.
"I was very impressed with the colours from the PIXMA printer – they came out so vibrant and the texture of the glitter on the star templates was really realistic," says Chris.
Once you've selected your chosen templates and printed them it's time to start cutting – you can use scissors, or a craft knife and cutting mat for the more intricate designs. When all your designs are cut out, fold them neatly along the lines using the online instructions to work out if you need a mountain or a valley fold. Score the lines on the folds using a ruler so the templates will fit together seamlessly when you start glueing. "I would definitely recommend scoring the folds," says Chris. "Your shapes will be so much sharper and crisper when finished."
Once scored you can glue your templates together following the online guidance. You could use glue dots, a glue stick, PVA, a glue gun or an eco-friendly alternative, but make sure you leave your models to dry before moving on. The glue you use may also determine whether you can recycle your decorations. If you're crafting with young children glue guns can get quite hot, so maybe switch to PVA so they can stay involved. You'll need to bear in mind that your designs will take slightly longer to dry, though.