Card Sketch: Be You

*Tammy-header-800Hi friends! Here’s a simple, pretty card that makes use of your ribbon odds and ends.

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Trim a block of pretty patterned paper as wide as your card and about 1/2″ shorter. Stitch along the bottom with contrasting thread, then curl up the paper a bit along the thread.

Embellish the upper-right of the card: Anchor your embellishments with a vertical strip of ribbon coming down from the top. Next, place your sentiment on the ribbon. I stamped a Lindsay Letters stamp from Studio Calico on pink paper and cut it out. Now you can add three cute bows above and below your sentiment to finish.

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Hope this inspires you and I’d love to see anything you make from the sketch! You can leave a link to your card in the comments, post it to our Facebook page, or share it on our Flickr group.

Have a great week, see you next Tuesday!