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Make It Monday: Pressed Petals Bookmark Card

Last week I shared with you a tri-color card I made for an upcoming team swap. It was a pretty card, but something didn’t feel right. Do you ever have that feeling–the project that just doesn’t make your heart sing when you see it? So, I gave the trio-color swap card another try, and now I smile when I look at it. Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment below.

This bookmark card uses the Pressed Petals DSP, Lace die, and Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.

The bookmark is tucked inside a pocket on the front of the card, and can be easily removed for use in your favorite book.

The flower is constructed of 3 punched Perennial Flowers layered at angles on top of each other. The starburst from the Magnolia Memory dies is used for the center of the flower.

If I’m honest about it, I have a love/hate relationship with the Lace dies. The large die is very detailed and leaves tiny little paper chads everywhere. However, when you pull the cardstock off the die, it is a stunningly beautiful image! 
Tips for using the large Lace die

 Unlike other dies, run the Lace die (sandwiched between 2 clear cutting plates) with the cutting surface face-up a couple of times through your die-cutting machine. 
While the cardstock is still on the die, use a roller brush (ideally over a trash can) to poke out the small paper chads as much as possible. 
Added a small but sweet flower to decorate the inside.
Now It’s Your Turn!
  1. Cut a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of Rich Razzleberry* cardstock. Score and fold in half to create card base.
  2. Adhere a 2-1/2″ x 4″ piece of corresponding floral paper from the Pressed Petals DSP on upper half of card front.
  3. Adhere a 3″ x4″ piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock ONLY on sides and bottom to create pocket for bookmark on lower half of card front.
  4. Adhere a 2-1/2″ x 4″ piece of linen paper from the Pressed Petals DSP to the Mossy Meadow layer.
  5. Die cut and adhere an approximate 2″ x 4″ strip of lace from Whisper White cardstock. Adhere to linen DSP layer.
  6. Punch out 3 Perennial Flowers in Rich Razzleberry* cardstock and layer at angles to one another. 
  7. Die cut a small starburst from Magnolia Memory dies in Crumb Cake cardstock and adhere to center of assembled flower. 
  8. Adhere flower toward right side of lace band with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  9. Add pearl to center of flower for accent.
  10. Punch out 2 leaves with Leaf punch and tuck/adhere under flower at opposite sides.
  11. Punch top of a 2″ x 5″ piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock with Scalloped Tag Topper punch to create bookmark.
  12. Stamp sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet stamp set in Rich Razzleberry* ink toward top of bookmark.
  13. Adhere a 1″ x 2″ strip of coordinating floral paper from Pressed Petals DSP at bottom of bookmark. 
  14. Use Mossy Meadow Blends marker to color a 5″ strip of 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon. Loop colored ribbon through scalloped hole of bookmark and tie off with a Linen Thread bow.
  15. Insert bookmark in front pocket.
  16. Stamp a small flower (Rich Razzleberry*) and leaves (Mossy Meadow) from Beautiful Bouquet stamp set on a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock and adhere inside card.
*can substitute with Merry Merlot

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