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Congratulations Card

A close friend of mine recently got an extremely good job offer that he was really looking forward to, and I wanted to make a card to congratulate him. Being a guy, designing a card for him without bows, flowers, etc would have been a difficult job. He is a crazy cricket fan, and so I decided to make that the theme of my card.

I used green card stock to signify a cricket ground and bordered the edges of the card with a ‘grassy’ shape. I used a simple strip of paper to denote the cricket pitch. I used sticker embellishments to create the card. I typed out and printed the digital sentiment, and cut it into a star shape. The green card stock, sticker embilishments and glue were from itsy bitsy, (http://itsybitsy.in), and the yellow paper was purchased from my local craft store.

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Materials Used:

CARD STOCK A4 THICK GRASS GREEN

3D CRICKET SPORTS 6PC

ADHESIVE CRAFT GLUE WHITE 125G

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Templates

I find that one of the easiest ways to make your craft work look better is to concentrate on the neatness of your work. If symmetry, dimensions, angles, etc, are achieved correctly, it instantly gives your work a huge uplift. These are some sites that help you achieve this. Please note that I am not endorsing these sites in any way. They are simply sites that I have found useful.  If you use or vouch by any site that fits any of the categories below, please leave a comment with the site link. Thanks!

Templates for cards, tags, boxes, etc:

http://www.paperscrapz.screentastic.ca/templates.html

Templates for basic shapes: circles, ovals, squares, etc:

http://patchplayquilting.com/shapeplay/free-shapeplay-templates/

A fantastic site for free digital sentiments:

http://www.birdscards.com/digital-sentiments/

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