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On a 1/8-inch-wide roll of dou­ble-sided tape, ap­ply a piece of the tape about 1 inch up over the core and up onto the other side of the tape. This stops the tape from com­ing away from the core as you use it.

1. Form a 43/8 x 55/8-inch card from yel­low card­stock.

2. Cut a 43/8 x 55/8-inch piece from green pat­terned pa­per; ad­here to card front.

3. Die-cut a 33/4 x 5-inch Large Stitched Rec­tan­gle shape from wa­ter­color pa­per. Ad­here to card­board; trim edges.

4. Re­fer­ring to photo, die-cut three leaf shapes from wa­ter­color panel.

5. Cut a 33/4 x 5-inch piece from white card­stock; re­fer­ring to photo, ink left half of panel as de­sired us­ing Dis­tress inks and blend­ing tool.

6. Ad­here inked panel to back of die-cut panel with inked side show­ing through die-cut leaf open­ings.

7. Ad­here die-cut panel to red card­stock; trim a small bor­der.

8. Stamp sen­ti­ment onto wa­ter­color panel as shown us­ing black ink.

9. At­tach pearls to die-cut leaf open­ings as shown.

10. At­tach panel to card front us­ing foam tape. •

1. Form a 51/2 x 41/4-inch card from white card­stock.

2. Cut a 51/2 x 11/4-inch piece from gold card­stock; score a 1/8-inch bor­der along bot­tom edge. Re­fer­ring to photo, ad­here panel to card front.

3. Cut a 51/2 x 1-inch piece from pat­terned pa­per; ad­here to card front as shown.

4. Cut a 41/2 x 23/8-inch piece from cream card­stock. Stamp line of trees im­age onto panel; color with mark­ers as shown.

5. Us­ing photo as a guide, trim stamped panel into three 11/2 x 23/8-inch pan­els. Ad­here each panel to gold card­stock; trim a small bor­der. Ad­here to card front.

1. Form a 41/2 x 61/4-inch card from white card­stock.

2. Cut a 41/2 x 61/4-inch piece from pink card­stock. Draw bor­der around edge of panel us­ing black pen. Add white dots as shown us­ing gel pen. Ad­here panel to card front.

3. Cut a 37/8 x 53/4-inch piece from white card­stock; ad­here to card front.

4. Fol­low­ing man­u­fac­turer’s in­struc­tions, use pa­per­mak­ing kit to make a few dif­fer­ent col­ored pieces of hand­made pa­per. Let dry.

5. Cut a 33/4 x 51/2-inch piece from hand­made pa­per. Stamp fern im­age onto panel; color with marker. Ad­here to card front.

6. Stamp but­ter­fly and three mush­room im­ages onto hand­made pa­per; cut out. Ad­here to card front as shown us­ing foam tape for di­men­sion if de­sired.

7. Us­ing photo as a guide, draw flour­ishes, grass and hand­writ­ten sen­ti­ment onto card front us­ing black pen. Color grass with marker. •

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