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How to Create the Quickest Card Ever (with a bit of color)!

Today I'll show you How to Create the Quickest Card Ever (with a bit of color)Last Thursday we created the Quickest Card---today, we're adding just a hint of color to the black and white theme of the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper. For those of you who enjoy a bit of coloring this adds a bit of charm to the lovely designer paper used for the card front.

Beautifully penned red

And a closer look at the color...

Beautifully penned red - cu

It's the same card as Tuesday but one flower trio is colored in red, the ribbon has been substituted with red satin and the butterfly has an underlay of red to contrast the black glitter paper butterfly. What a difference a bit of color makes! Either card is beautiful and the base is the's the free Beautifully Penned DSP.

Remember you can only obtain this DSP during Sale-a-bration which runs from August through September. For each $50 or $100 purchase you can select a free item from the Sale-a-bration mini brochure. The Beautifully Penned DSP is one of those free items for a $100 purchase.

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the Supply List so you can order your supplies to create this card.

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1. Cut Thick Basic White cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Basic Black cardstock 3 3/4 X 5

3. Cut flowery designer paper (Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper) 3 5/8 X 4 7/8; adhere to black layer with liquid glue. Add coloring to one flower trio with Dark Real Red Blend; add a touch of Wink of Stella (141879) Adhere rhinestones (144220) to the flower centers.

4. Cut approximately 15" Real Red double-stitched satin ribbon; wrap around above unit and tie in a knot; anchor the knot to the card front with a glue dot.

5. Adhere this unit to card front with liquid glue.

6. Die cut small butterfly from Black Glitter paper; die cut the solid coordinating butterfly from Real Red cardstock. Adhere the black layer to the red solid layer with a glue dot. Adhere this unit to card front with a glue dot.

Your card is ready for sending!

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