Paper

Colors of Friendship Inspirational Cards

By  Kathleen Paneitz 

  • Friendship Inspirational Cards

Materials

  • Card box with cards (Maya Road)
  • Confetti Surprise “Girlfriends” Polka Dots patterned paper (My Mind’s Eye)
  • White cardstock
  • Flower stickers (SandyLion)
  • Wild Asparagus “Spring” Border and Tab (My Mind’s Eye)
  • “Whoa Nelly” medium black rub-ons (Luxe Designs)
  • Rubbings (7gypsies): Girlfriends; Portobello Rd. Lettres
  • Color Rubz (Scrapworks)
  • Fabric Reinforcers (7gypsies)
  • Simply Sassy blue ribbon (Mrs. Grossman’s), 1/2”, 1-1/2 yds.

Tools

  • Lt. yellow acrylic paint
  • Red Zig Memory System Writer (EK Success)
  • Hole punches: 1/8”; 1/4”
  • Aleene’s (Duncan): Instant “Matte” Découpage Glue, Sealer & Finish; Memory Glue
  • Computer and printer
  • Optional: Flower photos; foam brushes

Pattern - Flower Color Meanings

  • 1. Paint outer box and lid lt. yellow, keeping items separate. Let dry.
  • 2. Cut patterned paper slightly smaller than box sides. Découpage paper to box sides. Let dry. (Note: Punch hole in center of tab and attach tab to paper on front of box before adhering.)
  • 3. Adhere scallop border around box lid.
  • 4. Apply rubons to box, then apply second coat of découpage glue to box. Let dry.
  • 5. Adhere flower stickers to box front.
  • 6. Thread ribbon through hole in tab and around card box; tie bow and trim ends.
  • 7. Adhere flower photos to cards. Punch 1/4" hole in photos and adhere fabric reinforcers over holes.
  • 8. Apply rub-ons to photos in coordinating flower colors.
  • 9. Use computer to print message onto white cardstock. Outline messages in red pen and adhere to cards.