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Thursday, July 02, 2015

A Garden in Bloom Friendship Bee Happy Card

This is one of my favorite layouts.  I like it because it allows me to use the smaller images in stamp sets as the focal point.  The bee is from the "Garden in Bloom" set.  The "HAPPY" is from the "Crazy about You" set.

These cards go together quickly too.  First I cut a piece of Daffodil Delight on the short side.  This card opens from the bottom.  I suppose it could open any way you'd like it to but I've always had my fold on the top.

Next I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 3-1/2" x 4-5/8". I cut a piece of Hello Honey card stock 3: x 4-1/8" and then I cut a piece of decorative paper 2-7/8" x 4".  I used removable tape and added a little to the decorative paper and the Hello Honey piece.  I then took the 1-1/4" circle punch and dropped the two pieces taped together to the bottom of the punch, centering it on the sides and punched out a circle.  I removed the decorative paper and I put a piece of scrap copier paper behind it.  I then took the 1-3/8" circle punch and lined up the decorative paper piece to trim that circle just a little bigger.  Doing it this way you get the circles even every time.

I then taped the decorative paper to the Hello Honey paper using permanent tape.  I taped a piece of ribbon around the front of the card.  You can tie a piece all the way around but there's no point to it, no one will see it.  Once it's taped then you can slip a piece of ribbon on the front and tie a knot.  I like using this method because I can slide the knot and always have it perfectly centered.

Next I stamped the bee on a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I set it in place over the circle using Dimensionals.  I added more Dimensionals around the card to affix it to the larger Whisper White piece.   I also used some double sided tape on the back of the bee, it just needed something stick in that large are!!!  Then I taped the large white piece to the Daffodil Delight piece.  See, I told you it was simple!  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

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