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Flat Layered Cards | Diane Williams

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As much as I love to send bulky packages through the post, it is still a little difficult to do that at the moment. So instead, I’ve been keeping my cards as flat as possible so I can send a little joy to friends and family!

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I started with the 5th & Monaco collection. I love its bold and bright patterns. To create my card, I started with a card base and then chose 3 patterned papers. I trimmed the first layer to be just slightly smaller than my card base, and then each of the other two pieces to get slightly smaller for each layer.

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I used a pair of scissors to distress all the edges of each of the three pieces and then I adhered them to my card base.

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At the top of my card I created a little cluster by stacking a couple of the tiny word stickers from the collection. I just adore the bright gold ones! Then I created a second cluster at the bottom of the card using a few die cuts. I decided to use the birds as a theme for these cards.

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I added my sentiment on top of the die cuts by using the Thickers from the collection. This is easily the bulkiest part of these cards and you could keep things even flatter by using stamps or die cutting your sentiment.

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The last step was to add a few sequins for a bit of sparkle and shine. Don’t forget that you can use an envelope punch to create coordinating envelopes for your cards. Try using a 12×12 paper pad and folding your envelope so the white backside of the paper is on the outside of the envelope and the beautiful pattern is a surprise when you open it!

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I can’t wait to send the cards out and spread a bit of joy. I think we’d all love a pretty card in the mail right now, wouldn’t we?!

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