This card was created for the Cricut Circle Blogiversary contest. I think the fleur de lis is great for guy cards (which are always a challenge in my opinion!).
Black square card base
Cream/black pattern paper, Lasting Impressions
Orange and Black cardstock, Bazzill
Brown Baker's twine, Martha Stewart
Thanks So Much rub on, American Crafts
"A" charm, Making Memories (It's my initial LOL)
Brown and black inks for edges
Martha Stewart punch "Cornice
Fleur de Lis and Banner, Art Philosophy
Adhere 5 x 5" patterned paper square to 5 1/2 x 5 1/2" square card base (card fold should be at the top). Use Cricut to cut the fleur de lis top layer at 2 3/4" and banner<1> at 3" and trim height to liking. Use "cornice" paper punch to punch along both sides of orange strip originally cut at 2 1/4" wide. Attach to lower portion of card and sew randomly back and forth multiple times. Use baker's twine to sew on buttons (using different thread patterns) and then wrap some around width of card multiple times and tie in a knot. Use a few extra strands grouped together to make a bow and attach initial charm (if desired). Stamp or place a rub-on sentiment in right lower corner. Finish inside as desired.
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