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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!

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materials used

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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

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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

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Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch      Garden Folly               Madras Plaid           Garland PP1010

9466                                            PP1005                     Coral and Green

                                                                                         PP1013        

Comments

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

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