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Firecracker Cards

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Like snowflakes, no two of my cards are alike. Oh, a lot are
similar with the same attributes, sentiments and papers– But each card I make
is individual and unique. Not sure why this is…I guess it helps me use my
supply and not get upset if I run out of a certain item.  I just substitute something else and go on my
crafty little way. In order to keep my card ideas flowing, I often use a BASIC
RECIPE.  I am going to share this secret
with you.

For my FIRECRACKER cards I used the following recipe:

  • one line of paper
    (Basic Grey Boxer line)
  • one color cardstock
    (Bazzil Kraft)
  • the same
    (buttons and tickets)
  • coordinating ribbons
    (May Arts solid two tone ribbon in two sizes and a solid/stitched center
    ribbon.  Bittersweet AF38 and Navy Royal
    Blue AF03 light blue/black BT94.)
  • same simple card

am calling these FIRECRACKER cards because the 3 ribbons together looked to me
a little like a firecracker.I started
with one ribbon—looked good.

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A second ribbon was added…oooh.  Looked FESTIVE!!!

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With three to get your FIRECRACKER!

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*Add envelopes and tie with a ticket tag, and
BANG!  A festive set of cards–For the next July BBQ you already have
the perfect hostess gift.

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Blog Posted By: Leah Farrar-White

  1. Wendi R

    wonderful card and love the big ribbon you used!!! makes it really POP on the card!!!! great job

  2. Kimberly Madrid

    These are just fabulous! Love the layered ribbons. Love that your cards are similar but not exactly alike.


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