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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Use the same paper for four cards

I loved this paper and thought it would be fun to make multiple cards out of it.  

Here's what you need to make these four cute cards:

3 8x10 sheets of white/
         off-white paper
2 8x10 sheets of a cute flowered
small piece of plain paper in a 
         corresponding color
1 or 2 colors of thin ribbon
5 large brads and 3 small brads
optional: 3 small flowers
                                                                   3 different stamps*

*If you don't have stamps then you can print the words off of your computer on the white paper before you cut it into the one inch strips discussed below.

Cut two of the white papers in half to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and fold all four pieces in half to make the cards.  Now take your last piece of white paper and cut four one inch wide strips. 

For this card, cut the flowered print to the size of the front of the card and glue on.  Take a one inch strip of white and cut it to the length of the card.  The easiest way I found to attach the ribbon is to wrap it around the edge and tape it.  If it's not laying flat on the front, use a small glue dot to secure it.  To save money we cut the flowers out of the paper and then insert a large brad into the centers.  Arrange the flowers how you want and glue them on.

For this card, tear the edges of about a 2 1/2 inch strip of white and then cut a once inch strip of the flower print to go on top of it.  Stamp Happy Birthday on one of the one inch white strips and cut it smaller.  I had these three flowers that matched the paper, but you could just cut out three of the smaller flowers from the paper and use them with the small brads in the middle.  Arrange how you want and glue on.  A glue dot works well for the flowers.

For this card, use the small piece of the plain corresponding paper and cut a 2 1/2 inch strip.  Cut a two inch strip of the flowered print and rip the top and bottom edge.  Stamp Thinking of You on the one inch white strip and tape the ribbon along the bottom of it.  Cut out a flower and insert a large brad in it and glue it all on. 

For this one, cut the flowered print to the size of the front of the card.  Stamp "Thank You" on the one inch white strip and tape on the ribbon at the bottom.  Cut out a large flower and a small flower from the paper and hold them together with a large brad and glue it all on.

And now you have four cute, easy cards without having to spend very much!

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