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Time to Celebrate

by Keelyyowler | August 14, 2012

Hello, friends! I'm happy to share with you a few of my latest projects with the lovely new "China Blue" collection. These truly blue projects would be great to celebrate a birthday or non-traditional wedding.

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I created a fun gift bag and stepper card using "China Blue" mini paper pack, 12x12" cardstock, cardstock stickers, tag set, and brad set. I really like the mix of large and small prints in this collection that coordinate so well.

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My tip for this project is to hand cut and layer designs from your patterned paper to create great accents.  The center circles on this bag and card were cut from 12x12" patterned paper and anchored with a decorative brad.

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The decorative strips along the top of this card and bag were also cut from 12x12" patterned paper.  Notice how I've also layered more than one strip on the bag and on both projects bent the curves on the strips ever so slightly for dimension.

Don't be stumped by paper with bold patterns.  Embrace them and create your own custom accents.

Keely Yowler

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