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A Good Egg - Paper Piecing

Feb_2_blog8 It's time for an Easter card. I love the Stampin' Up set A Good Egg from the Spring/Summer catalog. I think it would go beyond Easter, making cute baby cards -- or just a card to let a friend know they crack you up. This one incorporates a little adjustment to the length of the front, paper piecing (for his shell) -- and a little surprise inside.

The card base is Certainly Celery card stock that 4&1/4" wide by 9&1/2" long. Score and fold at 5&1/2" and you get a front flap that's shorter so the striped Cutie Pie Designer Series paper (DSP) from SU can peek out. The card front background is coordinating Cutie Pie paper.

The chick is stamped in SU Basic Gray Waterproof ink and colored in with blender pen and pastels. His shell is stamped a second time on a polka dotted piece of Cutie Pie DSP -- cut out and attached over the stamped version with Dimensionals to pop it up a little. Layer that on So Saffron CS. Before attaching the focal point to the card, I used a 1/8 inch circle punch to make a little hidden hole to thread the Blue Taffeta ribbon through -- that's where the surprise comes in!

The little hole that shows on the inside front would have been fine and not that noticeable -- but I covered it up by using SU's Three Flowers punch to punch "around" one of the white dots on the Cutie Pie paper -- the result is a little flower with a white center. I attached it with a mini glue dot to hide that hole for the ribbon.Feb_2_blog9 The photo's a little blurry but you can see the little flower surprise at the top inside -- I love little unexpected surprises like that on the inside of cards!

The Easter greeting was stamped and then punched out with SU's word window punch -- with the right edge cut flush with the edge of the card so it's all "connected." On the inside I used a greeting that came with the "good egg" set -- but I also use the SU set Curvey Verses a lot with this set as they match very well. This is a card layout that would be versatile for so many focal point images. Happy Easter!

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