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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Happy Birthday, Holly!

Today is my sister's birthday!  More than a sister, she's my best friend, so here's a special card for her:
Lots of punches going on here (and no, I have never punched my sister, even though there were days when we shared a bedroom that I sure wanted to! *grin*). 
This started with the Chevron Punch, with which I made the lattice for the flowers.
Punch one row of chevrons, then a second one.  Layer them over each other, and "push" the top piece through the bottom layer, overlapping the points of the chevrons and creating a lattice.  It's fun to slide the two pieces back and forth, widening the lattice until you get the look that's just right for your card. 

The lattice was lightly (but securely) adhered to a layer of Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Catalog.  I then cut several Little Leaves from the sizzlet and stuck them through the lattice.  Next came a lot of flowers from Petite Petals, stamped in Tangerine Tango, Crisp Cantaloup and Daffodil Delight, and punched with the Petite Petals Punch.  These were adhered with Mini Glue Dots.  This entire layer was adhered to another layer of Tangerine Tango.

Now the fun part of this card is the ribbon closure. 
This is made using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  It's easy to do, first making a light tick mark at the 1" mark, then sliding your card stock (Crushed Curry used here) all the way into the punch, using the tick mark as a guide at the edge of the punch.  Punch, and flip your card stock over; repeat.  Remove the excess tabs created when you punch, and score along the base of one of the scallops, then score your card at 4-1/4".  Easy peasy!  And makes such an elegant closure.

Another piece of coordinating Watercolor Wonder DSP (with flowers that go with my little punched ones) was layered on the Whisper White of the inside of the card, and some small butterflies were stamped (Papillon Potpourri) in Tangerine Tango on Crushed Curry, and punched with the Bitty Butterfly punch.  These are adhered with Mini glue dots. 
Enjoy, from Simply Celebrate, is stamped in Tangerine Tango on the inside, and the card is closed with a piece of vintage Tangerine Tango ribbon. 

An elegant, beautiful, and fun card for my special sis...Happy Birthday, Holly!

All products used can be purchased at my on-line store, here.

Let's get creating!

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