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Tue 23

GRAND MAPLE FRAME HELLOs
by Anne Thompson

I had some fun this week playing around with the new GRAND MAPLE FRAME 94079 and the HELLO JOTTED SCRIPT 94069 dies using a variety of papers and notecards that evoke the colors of fall in Maine.  For this first card I used a mottled gold and brown paper on a copper metallic notecard.

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I used all three parts of the GRAND MAPLE FRAME die 94079--the outside decorative square frame, the plain circle that just fits inside it, and the maple leaf circle oriented with the stem at the top.  The HELLO JOTTED SCRIPT die 94069 comes in two parts.  I cut the larger outline from brown cardstock and the detailed "hello" from more of the decorative paper and adhered them together with a glue pen.  I used a5 1/2 X 4 1/4 copper metallic notecard. 

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For the second card I used a scrapbook paper that was printed with a cork pattern.  I used the frame and the maple leaf circle on the front of a Vanilla Bean notecard.  I slid the maple leaf circle toward the bottom of the frame and tilted it just a little bit so the stem leans toward the bottom right.   I used the plain circle inside the card to mark the area where I will write a message. And I used more of the brown cardstock and the cork paper for the "hello" on the card front.

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For the third card, I used a top-folded glossy black notecard and some tiger fur patterned scrapbook paper.

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And on the inside I added half of a large scallop-edged circle, the plain circle from the Grand Maple Frame, and the "hello" cut from more of the tiger paper.

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Before I mail the cards to out-of-state friends I have one more project to enclose in each envelope.  Remember when we were kids and we used to press leaves between sheets of waxed paper to preserve them?  I have a pile of leaves from the yard in colors similar to the papers I used, some waxed paper, an iron, and a pressing cloth at the ready.  I thought it would be a nice surprise to have a pile of colorful Maine maple leaves fall out of the card when opened!  Happy fall!!!

And Happy Crafting!

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Comments

How sweet of you to include an addition of Maine leaves to your already pretty autumn cards! I will admit I had to google "tiger fur patterned scrapbook paper", a design
I have not seen yet.

Hi, Cynthia. Thanks for commenting! Don't know if you'll be able to find fur patterned scrapbook paper--I've had this piece for more than 10 years! I do love the color and the texture-look of it. Wish they'd make fuzzy fur paper! Happy fall! Anne

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