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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Birthday cards

So here are the last 2 cards from that one sheet of paper.  I got 5 cards from that one sheet of 12x12 paper and 4 of them were 5x7, like these 2.  The mats were 4 3/4x 2 1/2-4 or so.  I divided what I had left between the cards and made the embellishments fit the space.  The "rust" color is a sheet of cardstock from Hobby Lobby.  The top card has  a cream mat cut with PTI Mat Stack 5.  I topped that with a piece of the rusty cardstock cut with Mat Stack 1.  I used Versamark ink and Mat Stacks 1 collections and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  That is topped with ivory felt flowers cut with Beautiful Blooms II #1 die. The whole piece is attached with pop dots.  2 sprigs of Spring Moss cut with Turning a New Leaf die are tucked in behind the stack.  American Crafts ribbon is tied in a knot at the seam.  Happy birthday is stamped on the bottom with Terracotta Tile ink.  The 2nd card uses Limitless Layers 2 1/2".  The 3" circle is used to cut cream cardstock.  The same die from the smaller 2 1/8" die was used to cut the rusty cardstock.  Beautiful Blooms II #3 was used to cut ivory felt.  The same felt was used to cut butterflies with Signature Butterfly and Love Lives here die.  Orange seed beads are sewn into the center of both felt pieces The sentiment is cream cardstock cut with Mat Stack 2, and stamped with 2011 Birthday Tags inked with Terracotta Tile.  A single, small flower like the large on was put in the center.  American Crafts cream ribbon is tied in a knot at the seam.
If you cut your cardstock with care you can get several cards from one sheet!
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  1. Susan, these cards are absolutely beautiful! What great color choices... I love the soft green and brown together. Makes me crave chocolate mints! ;) Delicate flowers and butterflies. Great composition. :) Thanks for the idea of the Cinch name... it's funny!

  2. Very good use of that paper. What lovely cards,