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Monday, September 27, 2010

Reminisce Gate Fold Card (September Card Class, Card #5)

Only a few days remain until my September Card Class!!  During this class, participants will make eight cards perfect for sending to someone special...  This is Card #5:
This week I came across some Kraft Paper with these beautiful muted colors...  I just love how it reminds me of the rolls of packaging paper I used to wrap Christmas presents in when I was little.  Oh, how I loved to wrap presents!!  But I especially loved that recycled brown paper...  I remember thinking how Laura Ingalls would get presents (like new shoes or even a small parcel of sugar) wrapped in that same brown paper wrapping on "Little House on the Prairie."  There was something about that plain package tied with a simple string that brought such excitement...  I suppose that's why I still prefer those plain packages...  The bows have become more extravagant -- Plaid with a gold wire edge, burgundy velvet, or a bright red and green -- But the feeling is still the same...  There's something exciting underneath that simple wrapping!!

The excitement of this simple card is the black grosgrain ribbon wrapped around the 3.75"x4.5" tag that overlaps the gate fold design...  The flower design is from the Cricut Reminisce Cartridge (cut at 3.25") using kraft paper as the top layer, brick-colored cardstock as the second layer, and black for the shadow.  I sponged Stampin Up!'s Bordering Blue over the top layer to distress the flower design (it looked a little too crisp before I did that) before adding some dimension with fun foam.  Rounding the corners softened the look of the card making this perfect for a birthday card or an anytime note!

I hope you enjoy this Reminisce Gate Fold Card...  I love reading your comments, so please let me know what you think!!  If you would like to see the other cards for this month's card class, please use the following links:
Cards 6, 7 & 8 will be added soon!  Please check back, sign up for email updates, and/or become a follower!!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a GREAT day!!


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