Friends Are the Family
By Beatriz Jennings
- Light green card stock
- Printed papers: pale green, light orange, red
- White felt
- Ivory envelope to fit a 5 1/2 x 4-inch card
- Stamps: flowers, friendship sentiment, flower border
- Ink pads: black dye, brown distress
- Colored pencils
- 22 inches 5/8-inch-wide lavender polka-dot grosgrain ribbon
- 6 buttons
- Assorted threads (optional)
- Sewing machine with white thread
- Sewing needle
- Paper adhesive
Project note: Use black ink unless otherwise directed.
Form a 5 1/2 x 4-inch top-folded card from light green card stock. Cut a 5 1/2 x 4-inch piece of pale green printed paper; ink edges brown and adhere to card front. Adhere a 5 1/2 x 2 3/4-inch piece of white felt to top of card front. Machine-stitch along edges of card front.
Stamp seven flowers onto different colors of printed papers; cut out and adhere six flowers to white felt on card as shown. Thread buttons if desired, knotting ends on back. Trim excess threads. Adhere a button to center of each flower on card.
Stamp friendship sentiment onto lower right side of card front. Wrap ribbon around card front and tie a bow on left side; trim ribbon ends at an angle.
Adhere a 4 5/8 x 3 3/4-inch piece of red printed paper inside card; adhere remaining flower to lower right corner of paper rectangle.
Stamp flower border along bottom of envelope front; color as desired.
Sources: Card stock from DMD Inc.; printed papers from K&Company; stamps from Doodlebug Design Inc.; distress ink pad from Ranger Industries Inc.
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