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February 2013

February 2013 Creative Cards

You know that feeling when you know you did something and you keep having this feeling that somethings not right with it? Well... I typed up this post with all my tips for putting your cards together and never made the post live! So here it is better late than never. Sorry about that :)

I'm smitten with all the cards this month. I could hardly stop creating with these lovely papers from Crate Paper. I hope you love them too!

I intentionally went with all neutral card bases to really make the patterned papers pop!

Card #1- Attach patterned paper to card base. Attach the floral scroll shape and the index file tab. Center them and trim off the edges. Trim sentiment and attach. Wrap ribbon around the card and tie in a bow. Add twine to button and attach.

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Card #2 - Attach patterned paper to card base. Add ink or chalk to embossed image and attach to card. I used aqua chalk on the banner and a dark grey on the words. The beauty of using chalk is that you can erase it if you get a little crazy. Wrap ribbon around card and tie in a bow. Trim sentiment and mat with patterned paper and attach with pop dots. Add twine to button and attach. Here is the easy doily trick. Trim the center out of the half doily so it looks like half a donut. Now apply adhesive to the back of the doily and create pleats by folding it keeping the half circle shape just smaller. Add adhesive to card in place and lay down the doily over it. Press to keep it in place. Add floral punched circle to center.

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Card #3 - Fold cardstock to form base. Attach patterned paper. Ink flowers, layer and secure with brad. Attach flower to card. Wrap ribbon around card and tie in a bow.

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Card #4 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Trim notches in the red and two polka dot patterned papers, attach to card. Trim sentiments and cut notch in the ends, add ink and attach to card. Add floss to button, layer with flower and attach to card.

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Card #5 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Wrap ribbon around card and tie in a knot. Trim off edges and hide knot under the sentiment. Attach oval sentiment to patterned die cut and attach. Add ink to butterflies and attach. Add glitter glue or pearl paint dots to butterfly body.

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Card #6 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Trim sentiment, ink and attach. Add pink polka dot paper behind the floral punched border. Attach to card and trim edges. Wrap twine around card and tie in a bow.

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Tags - Add ribbon to holes  and tie off in a knot. Trim the sentiments, ink and attach to tags. Add die cut hearts with pop dots. Wrap twine around one and tie in a bow.

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Please let me know if you have any questions about your cards.

Enjoy your creative time :)