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Sun 03

Playing with Patterned Papers
by Anne Thompson

This month's Outside the Box blog challenge is to work with patterned papers.  In an effort to use a whole bunch of them from Jolly Christmas and Garland paper pads, here's the card I made.

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to make this card

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  • begin by selecting coordinating papers--I chose ones from JOLLY CHRISTMAS PP1019 and GARLAND PP1010
  • cover the front of a white note card with the paper that has the floral detail in the lower left corner
  • cut one of the papers--I used the plaid with the most white in it--3 X 4 1/4; mount that onto a dark plaid and trim a close border
  • cut another of the darker plaids 2 X 3 1/4 and paste it on top of the lighter plaid, a little off center 

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  • die cut the WINTER TREE ARCH 94735 from white card stock and set it aside

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  • die cut the SMALL POINSETTIA LAYERS 94756 multiple times from the floral paper that matches the base layer paper; assemble the flowers using glue dots

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  • assemble the card front by adding the layered paper panel--I oriented it so the larger white plaid space was on the right
  • add the Winter Tree Arch 

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  • add the three small poinsettias and put tiny pearls in their centers

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  • choose one of the white MERRY CHRISTMAS FOIL GREETINGS WHITE TABS ST001 and glue it to the card front under the Winter Tree Arch

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And here's the finished card!  Go through your papers and pull at least four or five coordinating papers in any color combination that is pleasing to you.  Change up the card stock color of the Winter Tree Arch.   Move the small poinsettias around before gluing them down to see where you might like to place them.   And adding center gems in other colors to the small poinsettias can change the look of this design.  I love the Foil Greeting Tabs and have been using them on many of my cards this year.

Happy Crafting!  It's time to start getting those cards in the mail!!!

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