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Tue 27

Flowering Celestina Tree
by Jenny Griffiths

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  

Having a good week?  Hope so!  Today I am featuring the wonderful Celestina Tree die.  This one caught my eye when I first saw the new release.  It's perfect for almost any occasion---birthday, wedding, new baby, thank you, sorry, sympanthy, congrats...you get the idea.   Today it comes to you as a Thank You card.
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 This is clearly an intricate die and I can tell you it cuts beautifully---I cut it several times for this card...once from ivory paper and again in pale yellow, green and lavender.  I simply cut apart the colored flowers and adhered them randomly to the main layer.  I didn't get crazy and paper piece all the flowers as many are pretty small, so just the 7 larger ones did the trick.  

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A strip of washi tape next to the folded edge helps fill out the space.  I also trimmed the card down to 41/4" x 5".  (letting you in on a little secret...I trimmed the card to this size because I accidently got my inky fingerprints at the top and had to cut that part off.  I call those "happy accidents" when you fix your mistake and save the card, liking it even more!)

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To finish the card I added my favorite Mini Butterflies and lavender gemstones to add some sparkle and whimsy.  So, this card is ready to send off and I have more to make up to replenish my card stash.  

Thanks for stopping by today!
Jennysig


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