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Friends Are the Family Free Pattern

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.

Friends Are the Family Free Pattern
Inside details.

Sources: Card stock from DMD Inc.; printed papers from K&Company; stamps from Doodlebug Design Inc.; distress ink pad from Ranger Industries Inc.

Copyright © February 2009 CardMaker magazine. All rights reserved.

Until next time,
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Sue Reeves
Editor, CardMaker newsletter

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