It’s amazing what a die cut can do, what a difference it can make to your cards and scrapbook pages. Here is a simple card utilising the beautiful Decorative Border die from Jen Long-Philipsen at Sizzix.
Take an 8” x 8”//23cm x 23cm scallop edged square card blank, 2 pieces of coordinated backing papers, a 12” x 12”//30cm x 30cm sheet of matching coloured card, 2 medium-large flowers and your decorative border die and that’s all you need (plus your craft toolkit, of course).
Cut a square of coloured card 7 ½” x 7 ½”//19cm x 19cm and a rectangle sized 3 ½” x 6 ⅞”//9cm x 17.5cm. Next cut your main backing paper 7 ¼” x 7 ¼”//18.5cm x 18.5cm and the contrasting paper to 3 ⅜” x 6 ¾”//8.5cm x 17cm. Cut your filigree border from the card and then just the centre circle from the die from a scrap of white card. Stamp a greeting into the centre white card. Mount your backing papers onto their relevant card bases and then the rectangular card vertically to the right-hand side of the main base. Stick the now completed base to the front of the card blank.
Take your filigree decorative border and glue it, centred, so that the top aligns half way down the card. Glue the white, stamped middle into the centre and add the flowers above it to the right. I’ve added some Crystal Ice Stickles around the petals of the flowers but that’s optional. Add an insert of your choosing and it’s ready to write and send. It’s another quick card for your fund-raising box.
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