When I first saw the results from this technique, I was amazed! I was even more amazed when I learned how easy it was to make. I know it doesn't look easy, so I made a very quick video below showing just how easy it is. The video will show only the process of making the braid, and I promise, it will be short and sweet. And BTW, I have made one video in my life of card making, so my very talented friend, co-worker, and team member Kaylen Kent did a bang-up job making the video for me!
Yet again, I found myself using the You're a Peach Suite - the one Suite I didn't think I would use much has turned out to be the one I go to most often. It just stamps so well and has such beautiful paper and the sentiments are great too!
I thought this technique would work well with the Bloom Where You're Planted Suite, so I printed another pattern and snipped away. Snips! If you don't have a pair of Stampin' Up! Paper Snips, I strongly urge you to get a pair. They cut so precise that you can go right to the very point of the pattern and stop. I valued the snips so much that I ordered an extra pair with my Stampin' Rewards one time. Then, I must have forgotten I had a pair in reserve, because I ordered another pair with Stampin Rewards. Seriously, they are that good. I'm still using my first pair from 2 years ago, but should they lose their precision, I'm prepared lol.
The last card I made served two purposes - our team challenge for June was 3D projects, and I needed a quick birthday gift for a co-worker. I made a batch of Roasted Cinnamon Sugar Pecans and fixed them up in a baggie with a pretty topper and made a matching braided birthday card from the Hand Penned Suite. I was in a hurry and didn't get a good photo of it, but you get the drift.
Seriously, watch the video and if you want to try this technique, subscribe to my blog and I will send you a copy of the .pdf template. If you make some cards, I'd love for you to post it on my Facebook Group Just Paper, LLC.
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