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Botanicals Joy Fold

March 22, 2016

I haven’t made a Joy Fold card in a long time but decided to create this card for my March Class (held in February – it’s a long story).  Anyway I followed the basic directions that you can get from Splitcoast Stampers.  For the card base I used the Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock and added a layer of Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper to the inside of the folded card and on the front of the small fold.  I scored and folded Cajun Craze card and attached it to the section of the folded A4 Thick cardstock with the flowery designer series paper so that the fold was on the right hand side.  I added a piece of Whisper White to the inside of the folded Cajun Craze card to give me somewhere to write my message.  I also added Whisper White to the front of the card. 0513 I stamped “thinking of you” from the Sassy Salutations stamp set onto Whisper White card using Cajun Craze ink and punched it out using the Extra Large Oval Punch.  I atttached the greeting to a Cajun Craze Decorative Label.  I added dimensionals to the back of the Label so that I could slide the front of the folded Cajun Craze card underneath to hold the card closed.  To decorate the front I stamped the leaf detail from the Botanical Gardens Stamp set onto Mossy Meadow card using Mossy Meadow ink and used the matching Botanical Builder Framelit Die to cut out two leaves.  I also cut two of the “ferny” leaves from Mint Macaron card.  The flowers are cut from Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron and Crushed Curry card. 0523 The flower centres are cut from Whisper White card and each flower has a Basic Rhinestone in its centre.  Lastly I added a Botanical Gardens Jewel Embellishment.

I think I am in love with this Botanical Garden Suite of products.  Somehow using the co-ordinated products helps to make the card feel more cohesive and just plain “look better”, don’t you think.  If you haven’t bought this set, I urge you to have another look.  It may not be continued over to the next Annual Catalogue and so will be gone when the Occasions Catalogue retires at the end of May.

Bye for now,

Kris

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