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Sian’s St. Patrick’s Cards

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Hello there Gossamer Blue fans! Happy St. Patrick’s Month to you! Over here we celebrate by baking traditional breads and making Irish Stew and there’s a parade; but, funny, one thing we don’t do is send a lot of St. Patrick’s Day cards. Maybe this year I’ll start a new tradition with a special card I have in my selection today. For March I thought I’d do quick cards. Each one is based round a time saving idea. Shall we make a start?

Card number one makes use of a trusty punch:

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If you haven’t pulled out a punch recently, maybe it’s time to rethink? For this card I first thought of punching hearts to echo the heart printed paper (from this month’s Planner Kit); but then I decided that would be too repetitive and a more subtle touch might be to pick up on the rounded shapes made by the looped characters in the big word sticker (from the Main Kit), so I chose a basic circle punch instead.

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Ah, now here’s my St. Patrick’s Day card. My quick tip for this one is to use a patterned paper to give the effect of a background you have worked on. Did I wait for paint to dry for this one? No! I trimmed a piece of green from patterned paper in the Main Kit.

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And for my third card? I used a big sticker (from the booklet in the Main Kit) for maximum impact with minimum effort. If you don’t mind a little extra trimming, it can be worth backing your impact piece with card so that you can move it around until you are happy with its placement. Though that bear looks like he’d be happy wherever he ended up!

I hope these quick tips have got you thinking about some shortcuts of your own. A card doesn’t have to be complicated to be appreciated by its recipient. It really is the thought that counts. Until next month…stay lucky!

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