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This week I made some cards in pastel colors. I think I have had a bit too much "Christmas in July" and I just wanted to make some soft and pretty things! This is a 5 x 7 card. The front panel is actually something that I found at a rummage sale. The color blocks are printed on the white card. It was meant to be used to print an invitation or announcement. I trimmed a bit from the edges so my lavender card base would show. You could easily duplicate this look by using some of your scraps.
The sentiment is from Hero Arts. I didn't have the right shade of lavender ink so I stamped it once on scrap paper and then stamped directly on the card without re-inking the stamp. This "second generation" stamp was much closer to the color of the card and the lavender color block on the front panel.
In order to place the butterfly brads from the 3D Sparkly Garden Brads, I pierced the card front and inserted the brads before adhering the color blocked topper to the card base.
The medium size glue dots work perfectly to adhere the floral gems to the card.
I used large glue dots to secure the Flared Flowers they are lightweight but large so the craft glue dots work best. The sparkly centers of these flowers are so pretty.
The second card is very simple and highlights the Vintage Poppy. This is an A2 card. The glittered cardstock is from the 8 x 8 DCWV Nana's Nursery Boy Stack and is cut at 4 x 5 1/4 inches.
The wide satin ribbon is from Anna Griffin and it is tied around the entire card front. You could slip a gift card under the ribbon on the inside of the card.
The sentiment is stamped on ivory cardstock cut in a scalloped oval with a Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Oval die. I used foam squares to raise it from the surface of the card.
There is not a new Deal or Kit of the month for August - there will be some great special offers through the month.
I haven't quite made it through all of the messages, emails and comments - but I hope to finish up today If you are waiting for an answer on something and haven't heard from me, please don't hesitate to send a reminder note. It is very easy for some things to get missed, particularly after such a long trip and with all of the construction activity around here! The floors are on the agenda for today.
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