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Monday, May 05, 2014

A Wetlands Birthday Card

When I think of the Wetlands set I think of a masculine card.  Well, this one isn't very masculine, is it?  I could hardly make a masculine card using the Gingham Garden Decorative paper.  I had a scrap of it sitting on my worktable and I thought I would use it to whip up a quick card.  And let me tell you.  If you need a quick card, this is the way to go.  From start to finish I had a card in under 10 minutes.

I started out with a half sheet of Whisper White and folded it in half.  Then I took a piece of Melon Mambo and cut it to 4" x 5-1/4".  Then I took a piece of Whisper White and cut it to 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  Next I used the Dotted embossing folder and made the dots on the card stock.  I usually do it first and then cut the card stock but I had already cut it and then realized it would look better embossed.  It worked out fine, it didn't shrink at all after being embossed.  That sometimes happens with the card stock.

Then I took my scrap piece of decorative paper and cut it to 1-3/4" x 4-1/4".  And I layered a piece of Melon Mambo behind it, adding 1/8" to two sides.  

I used the words from the Wetlands set and stamped them using black StazOn. I punched them out using the large oval punch and I punched out a piece of Melon Mambo using the Scalloped oval punch.  I put the decorative paper panel on using Dimensionals and I used one Dimensional on the right side of the oval and some double sided tape on the other side and set it in place on the card.  And ta dah, it was done!  I told you it was quick and it's easy too!  So if you need a card in a hurry you can whip one up in no time using this layout!  Don't throw those scraps away!!! They do come in handy!

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Colleen said...

Simple, but yet very pretty

Anonymous said...

What size card is this? None of my embossing folders will make anything bigger than 4.5 x 5.5.

Wanda said...

This is a standard size 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" handmade card.