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For the Coach Take Two

September 10, 2019

As you are already aware, I was asked by my daughter to make cards for her daughters Netball coaches, so the card I am sharing today is for Abigail’s team (I have already shared the one I made for Elyssa’s team).   When creating this first card, I cut my Designer Series Paper deliberately so that I could get two cards from the one piece of Designer Series Paper.   I cut my Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper 11-1/2″ x 12cm, cut it in half on the diagonal before scoring as described in this Pinterest video by Nancy Novak. I cut my Whisper White card to co-ordinate with the Designer Series Paper at 14.3cm x 12cm.  As you can see this is going to be an oversized card, but all of the girls in the team need to be able to sign it and leave a message.  I stamped “thank you” from the Magnolia Blooms stamp set onto the lower right hand corner using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I attached my scored and folded Designer Series Paper across the card, making sure to add tape inside the folds as well as on the back of the folds. I tied a knot in the White 3/8″ Linen Ribbon which is part of the Magnolia Lane Combo Ribbon Pack and attached it across the top of the Designer Series Paper.  The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Basic Black card.  To create my flower I cut two of each of the three petal dies from the Magnolia Memory Dies from Whisper White card.  I sponged So Saffron ink onto the centres of the petals and used my bone folder to curl the leaves.  I stacked the petals one on top of the other, making sure to stagger the petals and using Glue Dots to hold them in place.  I cut the large and small flower centres from So Saffron card using the Magnolia Memory Dies and sponged the edges using So Saffron ink.  I stacked the flower centres before attaching to the centre of the flower.  Lastly I added a Clear Faceted Gem to the centre of the flower.  I cut Mossy Meadow card using the dies from the Magnolia Memory Dies and attached them to the back of the flower.  I attached the flower to a Basic Black scalloped circle, cut using the Layering Circle Dies, before attaching to the card front.

I decorated the inside of the card by attaching Whisper White card to both panels.  I stamped the small flower from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set onto scrap Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the flower using Petal Pink and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends.  I cut out the flower using the co-ordinating Magnolia Memory Die and attached it to the centre of one of the Whisper White panels.

Since the card is oversized and slightly bulky, I created a pizza box from Thick Whisper white card to house the card.  I created a simple belly band by wrapping the box with a narrow strip of the same pattern of Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper. I cut the label for the front of the box from Basic Black card using the Detailed Band Dies and attached it over the ends of the Designer Series Paper.  (The designer series paper piece is the left over strip when you #loveitchopit.)  I stamped the greeting from the Beauty Abounds stamp set onto scrap Whisper White card and cut it out using the co-ordinating Detailed Band Die.  The greeting is attached to the centre of the Basic Black label.

I love this card.  My first time making one with the pleated designer series paper and I love the look.  By making the card a little oversized and adding Whisper White card to both inside panels, the girls in Abigail’s team will have plenty of space to write a message to their coach.

I’d love to know whether you have made one of these pleated cards or what you think of mine.

Bye for now,


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