Paisley Petals Anniversary Card

This weekend my family and I headed out of town to Spokane, WA for my grandparent’s 65th anniversary.  I think it is so awesome to see two people who have shared a life for 65 years and have so many interesting stories from their adventures along the way!

So, this when I found this sentiment from the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set in my scrap pile, I thought it was perfect for them: Paisley Petals Edgelit card

 

I used this card to play with a few other tools and techniques as well.  First was pulling out my new Edgelits that came out with the recent Occasions mini.   I love that Edgelits allow you to cut a decorative edge wherever you want on your paper.  So, I started out with cutting the edge of my Rich Razzleberry card base.  Then I cut a piece of Paisley Petals designer paper with the same edge design.  To give me this short card front:Edgelit card front open

 

TIP: If you are trying to make a layered piece like my card front, you may find that it is less stressful to cut a piece that is the right width and then after you cut your edge, measure how much of a border you want between your edges and then trim off your excess paper on the squared edge (like where the fold of the card is)

The other technique I wanted to play with was “fussy cutting”.  I grabbed a piece of of the Paisley Petals designer paper and started cutting out some of the flowers from the paper pattern.  Its funny, I think I like the flowers cut out better than in a full sheet of designer paper!  Smilepaisley petals close up

 

So, I hope you have a wonderful weekend; I know I will have a great time with my extended family as we head to the big carousel in Riverfront Park.  I’ll be back online later tonight though, so if you have order or project questions, I’ll be in touch then!

 

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