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Fall Leaves Birthday Card

Use a pattern of a leaf and fall colors to create a card that would be ideal for a friend celebrating her birthday during the Fall season.
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Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: one card

Supplies:

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Steps:

  1. Fold the 8.2 x 8.2 inch dark yellow cardstock in half to create a card 8.2 inches x 4.1 inches.

  2. With the fold at the left, cut the front right edge with the pattern edged scissors.

  3. Center and glue the charcoal-colored cardstock to the front of the card.

  4. Trace and cut three leaves ~ one each from the light yellow, light orange, and dark orange sugar paper.

  5. Use the embroidery scissors to turn the red corrugated cardstock into a three-opening frame

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  7. Glue the red frame in place over the charcoal-colored cardstock.

  8. Glue the leaves in place ~ the dark orange leaf in the middle, the yellow one at the top and the light orange one at the bottom.

  9. Cut a strip with a length of 8.2 inches from the tray liner.

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  11. Use the sponge and a small bit of the gilding paste to add a vintage look to the strip cut from the tray liner, as well as to the three leaves. Allow to dry thoroughly.

  12. Glue the strip from the tray liner to the inside of the card.

  13. Fold the 7 x 7.6 inch light yellow sugar paper in half and glue to the inside of the card to write a message.

  14. Add three yellow rhinestones to each leaf.

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