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Monday, September 27, 2010

Make It Bold

I am a huge proponent of patterned paper. I love putting different patterns together and creating something unique. This card uses some patterned paper in blues and greens, but you can use any colors you want. Just make sure that the pattern is big and bold. Cut out a rectangle that is regular card dimensions 8.5 x 10.5 inches and fold it in half. Then in a solid color that matches your design cut out a square that is about 2.5 inches by 2.5 inches. I used a corner punch to round out the corners. If you don't have a corner punch you can either leave them square or round them out with scissors. If you cut them then draw lines on the back of the paper before cutting. Then out of the pattern paper cut out a smaller square that is 1.5 by 1.5 inches and again round the corners. Stamp or write Happy Birthday on the small square. Off set the smaller square on the larger square and center on the top half of the card.  For added accent attach three small eyelets in a coordinating color near the bottom. I love using metal eyelets, because they match everything.

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