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Two floral cards

Greetings!  I have a confession to make.  I was a paper hoarder!  I have bought all types of pretty papers over the years and for a long time I did not use them.  I held them for that one "special card" that I was sure I would need.  A few years ago I made a decision that nothing in my craft stash is off limits!!  No more holding stuff aside.  I bought these supplies intending to use them, so I am!  And I've really gotten into using my small paper pads to make greeting cards.  




I've got two cards for you today.  The first uses the Glitz Sunshine in My Soul 8x8 paper pad.  I've used three different designs to create a spring card.  The pretty yellow flowers pull the yellow out in the design.




And the second card uses the Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home 6x6 paper pad.  Altered Pages has a collage sheet of Fall Splendor, but this bright sunflower belongs on a summery card.  A couple bumblebee buttons from my collection are a fun little touch.




What will you make with your beautiful papers?  Check out the papers available at Altered Pages, then stop by the Altered Pages Artsociates Facebook page and show us!  In a shopping mood?  The super secret discount code for this month is "MOMMY".




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