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Mon 07

Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch for St. Patrick's Day
by Anne Thompson

When I started working up cards for this post I wasn't thinking about St. Patrick's Day at all.  By the time I finished the second card I realized that everything was green so...here are three cards that will be perfect for St. Patrick's Day!


materials used



to make these cards

  • cover a white notecard with either plaid or floral paper completely or cut to 5 1/4 X 4 first
  • cut the two leafy arches from a coordinating plaid
  • cut the blooms from a coordinating floral or plaid; glue them together in the three layers; add a gem or pearl in the center of each bloom
  • use a little glue to anchor the two leafy arches ends in a spray form
  • add the blooms using glue for flatter ones and small dimensional foam dots to pop some up; I used five blooms for each card
  • add a few extra pearls (I used three on the card below) as an accent on the plaid paper if you wish


This is a great design for any occasion and the color combinations are endless.  Just add an appropriate sentiment on the front or on the inside which is where I usually add a narrow strip of one of the papers I used on the front.  Or add another flower inside, too.  I forget who suggested to me once to carry something from the front design to the inside and to the envelope if possible for a coordinated presentation.  I will often add an additional stamped image or sentiment to the envelope that reinforces what the recipient will find inside.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature


Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch      Garden Folly               Madras Plaid           Garland PP1010

9466                                            PP1005                     Coral and Green



pretty uses of the die and love it with the plaid papers

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