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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thanksgiving Minis Part 10

Today's cards are the last of the Thanksgiving Minis (for now at least - they're SO much fun to make)!  Though these look complicated, they were very easy FOR ME because I used what started out as a 12" border I had received in a swap (thanks KarenLiz!).  It's really hard for me to use things I've gotten in a swap - especially when I cut it up like I did with this one.  It feels like I'm desecrating someone's work or something - but since she had sent 3 borders that were all basically the same, I figured I could save two of them & just use this one. :)

Anyway, I can't tell you exactly what tools she used, but can tell you in general how the border was made.  She started with a strip of brown patterned paper - 2" to 2 1/2" wide and used a border punch along one edge.  She then took a much narrower strip of light colored paper (maybe 3/4" to 1" wide) and used the same punch along one edge.  She shaded this one a bit - not sure if she used chalks or ink - then layered the two on top of each other.  Next she added some die cut leaves in different colors - some of which she had shaded once again.  Then she added a few little orange dots of something - not sure what they are but they are about the thickness of foam tape.

As you can see, I cut pieces of this border for the two cards on this page and then finished them up with outline sticker greetings that I colored to coordinate with the card.  The one on the first card is a Dazzles sticker from a sheet of black Tiny Words and Phrases.  I'm not sure where the ones I used on this next card came from.

Now I just need to make 21 envelopes for all these Mini Thanksgiving cards!

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