Happy Dancing

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Little Piece of Happiness Sent by a Friend

I  LOVE it when one of my card making friends sends me a card, and this one - from my friend Mel - has been sitting on my desk in my craft room for several weeks. I wanted to try one myself because this card just makes me happy every time I look at it! Well, I finally had the chance to try it while on a stay-cation this week, and I hope you'll try making one yourself. 

Punch out a 1" circle and use a pencil to draw around that circle near the middle of the card. Next - begin stamping equally around the pencil-drawn circle with a leaf-type stamp using green ink. Then take a second flower stamp in a color that will match the outer background layer of color and stamp around the circle again. Add your saying in a white 1" circle with a few layers of color behind it. (I used a 1  1/4" and a 1  3/8" punch for the layers behind the saying.) Then add some ribbon and a bow before adhering the white stamped background layer to the card front. Here are my first few attempts below. Thanks, Mel, for the idea to make your lovely card! 

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