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Monday, March 3, 2014

Lacy, feminine birthday card...

I had a bit of this pretty lacy patterned paper left and wanted to make a card with it. Since I always need to have a few birthday cards on hand, I decided to make a feminine one that would be perfect to give to one of my aunts.

Because "side B" of this paper was also really pretty, I wanted to show it off, as well, so I decided to turn down a corner of it.  I used a MS punch to make the white lace along the edge. I also used an Impression Obsession button die to make the pretty blue button that looks as thought  it's holding the paper in place.

You can't see it, but I put some strips of foam tape under the turned down piece right near the fold. This helps ensure that it doesn't fold sharply, but curves nicely over the foam tape.

Here's another peek at the button. Once again, I cut out four layers of the button and glued them all together to make it sturdy and to add some dimension. I used some yellow crochet thread to tie the little bow.

I dressed up the inside with some more of this pretty paper and a couple more buttons.  The sentiments on the front and inside were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with blue embossing powder.  I had fun making this card, and I hope the person who receives it enjoys it, too.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very nice and unusual card ! I copied the form , but stamped on the folded triangle.

But where do you get those nice papers I see all the time on your blog ?? Also from online - shops ? It seems not to be as thick as cardstock ?? Because I already remarked , that if using several layers of paper for one card , it`s getting too heavy for normal posting as a normal weight letter - so it`s more expensive.

Perhaps you can tell me some links of homepages to get such nice papers ? Is it scrapbook - paper ? Is it thin / has no high weight of paper ?

But I don`t like to buy a lot of pieces of one colour or design. I also buy only a few of one colour from this nice bazzil cardstock papers and not 25 pieces of one colour .I prefer to to have a variety of design and colours, you understand , what I mean ?

I love to follow your blog - it`s like a surprise, to loook at the new postings !! Thank you ,