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    odiammy
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      For today I wanted to do a different shape of card. So I put my thinking cap on and came up with this design:

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      I'm sorry for the long, photo heavy tutorial. But here's how I created this card.

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      I Cut a piece of cardstock 6 x 12. Fold double.

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      Took the left coer and brought it to the other diagonal crease like this:

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      Till it reaches the crease.

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      Took the right side and folded it in like this.

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      till it reaches the side.

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      I marked where I wanted my twine to tun through.

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      Folded my card back open and marked my spot on the other side.

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      I made a tiny slit, using my kraft knife.

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      I wanted to use that gorgeous image on the left side of my card.

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      I placed my paper over my card and made some marks, then cut it.

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      I wanted to use the butterflies and stiching on the right side of my card. So I took the piece of paper I cut out for the left side and………………..

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      Placed it upside down on the paper. Used it as a template, and cut it out.

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      Slightly distressed and inked my edges.

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      With my kraft knife I cut around the wings of 2 of the butterflies.

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      cut a piece of paper that would go behind my butterflies.

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      Glued it behind my paper.

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      I then glued both papers down. Inked the edges of the card too.

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      Made my slits from the inside out.

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      I fussy cut this tag, because I wanted to use it for my sentiment.

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      I choose my papers for the left side front (under) of my card.

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      Then I flipped my right side (front) over the left side and drew a line of what is the middle and the line of the design.

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      I cut my papers for the front. Distressed and inked their edges and glued them down.

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      Place a strip of music paper and some lace, which I colored using distress inks. (tattered rose and brushed corduroy)

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      I took a paperclip to keep everything in place.

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      Cut my tag to fit and inked the edges. Glued it down.

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      Also inked the backside.

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      I then made a slit on the front, like in the picture above.

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      I cut 2 pieces of twine (at least 12 inch) and run the first one like this.
      From the outside in and made a few knots, which are visible on the outside

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      Get the twine up, on the left side, like in the picture above.

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      On the left side of the card, I run the twine from the inside out. knotted it on the inside too and placed a strip of paper over the end, to keep it in place.

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      Gave the inside a layer of pink mist.

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      Put my paperclip back on and tied a bow.

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      To curl the twine: wrap it around a pencil and heat it for a few seconds using your heat tool.

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      Choose my flowers and leaves and glued them down.

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      When you want to mail this card, you can fold it like a normal square card.
      For the finishing touch I added some stickles on the butterflies. Some pearl strand right under my tag and some liquid pearls in the bottom right coer. And I was done

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      Here are some close ups:

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      I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. It is easier and quicker done, then all these pictures show.

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      Rules for this week:

      *Make a card using this design of card.
      *Use some lace
      *use some butterflies.

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      #168072

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        Oh WOW WOW WOW!! Paulien this is fantastic! and thanks for such a detailed tutorial. This has to be one of the most amazing cards I have ever seen!!!!!! I love every bit of it, the shape, papers, lace …..

        I've been thinking that when you join Swirlydoos you should get a pop up that tells you that your membership comes with a health waing and your life will never be the same again! You guys come up with so many different and varied projects that I just want to try them all. I spend half the day rushing around trying to fit them in and half the night mentally going through my stash for the next day. Seriously – you really do come up the most amazing things for us to try. Thank you!

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          Paulien, that's drop dead gorgeous! I love what you've done with the butterflies' wings. I need one more card for Mother's Day (I have two others to post today) and then I'm done – yay! – so I'll be playing along for sure. The ideas are buzzing!

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            Wow!! Love it Paulien!! So creative!!

            "Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."

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              Paulien, ditto with WOW! This is gorgeous and soooo creative, love it!!!!

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              lisajoy
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                TRICKY!! What??!! I love it!!

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                  ANOTHER gorgeous card! I have to agree with Jennie. I lay in bed every night trying to think of ways I can free up more time to try all these wonderful projects! There is always something to look forward to doing. Thanks so much.

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                    Wow! Gorgeouse design!

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                      Beau—-ti


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                      odiammy
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                        OMG Paulien!!!! How beautiful is that!!! I am so terrible with directions…lol

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                          Thank you all sweeties. This is NOT a difficult one. really.
                          I just shot a few photo's extra, on how to bring the coers in. Actually…. It is quit simple with a lovely effect.
                          It is just a square card, that you fold like a roof top!! Then.. you take the top-coers, not to the middle, but you will slide them to the next line. Please try it out. You will see.

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                            Wow Paulien, this is such a cool card! I can't wait to get back home to try this out – TFS!

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                              Paulien this card is amazing and so gorgeous..thanks for the tutorial

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                                Oh My! Such a gorgeous, unique card! Love it!

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                                odiammy
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                                  Gonna give this a try…it's dh's bday and I think he would like this design!

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