I started by cutting out all the peices using my cricut. I actually used three different cartridges, Doodlecharms, Freshly Picked, and my new one, Elegant Edges. Why oh why did I wait so long to buy Elegant Edges, I love this cartridge and all the different things that you can do with it. I'm sure it will become a staple in my collection. Next, I cut the mat and the strips of pattern paper accents for the edge of the card. Then I attached the pattern paper and accent peices to the cards. I then stamped the image, "It takes a long time to grown an old friend" to the front. I love this saying, and think that I will be able to use the card in a lot of different ways. I felt that it needed something else, so I did a little pen work to frame the sentiment. Next, I turned my attention to the packet of "friend" seeds. I outlined the packet and flower using my purple gelly roll pen, added a rhinestone center to the flower, and stamped "Friend" to the top of the packet. Now all that is left to attach all the peices. I used a pop dot to lift the flower off the packet, and use one layer of foam tape to lift the sentiment and "Friend" packet, to give some depth. I really love how the card turned out and am looking forward to giving it away to someone.
Cricut: Elegant Edges, Doodlecharms, and Freshly Picket
Paper: Colorbock - Pastels Pattern Paper Pack, and Recollections cardstock
Stamps: Heart to Heart by Hot Off The PRess
Ink: Stampin Up - Taken with Teal
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