You may be thinking that this card looks kinda familiar. This card that I’m sharing today was actually the first one that I made using the quadrilateral paper cutting technique. I included the cutting instructions in the previous post that you can see here. For this card I used retiring paper and stamps from the Garden Walk Suite. I made a batch of these cards for the December birthdays for the church ministry and this suite was perfect to create a non-Christmassy birthday card. There are some gorgeous floral patterns in the paper that is great for many seasons. There’s one pattern that has a Christmas vibe and another that has a Fall feel. If you like floral papers (and I really do), then I encourage you to take a look at this very versatile suite. I did purchase the whole suite, but the ribbon that I used is from my retired stash. The ribbon in the suite would have worked just as wonderfully on the card, but I forgot that I had it while making the cards and “shopped” in my stash instead.

One thing that I did different with this card was adding the thin strip to separate the patterned paper and the embossed paper. I only added the bottom strip in the previous card that I shared. I’m not sure which one of them I prefer the look of. I think that there was enough contrast between the colors in the previous card and the strip wasn’t needed to make the demarcation clear. Either way I think this technique is a winner and what I especially love is that there is no waste in the patterned paper. This is typically not the case with diagonal designs so I’m very happy to have found this inspiration on the inter-webz.

The retirement list has been out for a week now and a few items have sold out. But don’t despair because there are still lots of amazing products available and some are on sale. You can shop the full retirement list here, and when you check out please add host code CCJHJ3ZU.

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Calypso Coral 1/8" Sheer Ribbon
Calypso Coral 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon