Saturday, October 6, 2012

OWH Sketch #90 had babies!




It's Tricia here at Club Scrap, and Happy World Cardmaking Day!

I love taking these Operation Write Home Sketches and making clever cutting formulas for them. I've been sticking with 8.5x11 papers, 'cuz I know a lot of you cardmakers out there primarily use that size.

Anyhoo--my cutting formula for Sketch #90 contained a few extra pieces, so I was able to create a second set of cards in a jiffy. This one yields EIGHT cards. Four for Sketch #90, and four for the offspring. :)

You'll need some stuff:
(2) 8.5x11 Paper A
(2) 8.5x11 Paper B
8.5x11 Paper C
8.5x11 D
12" Paper Trimmer
Scoring Tool and Bone Folder
Inks and Stamps

Here's the recipe:

Trim one each of 8.5x11 Paper A, B, C and D horizontally at 10.25, 8.75 and 5.5". Cut the 3.25x8.5 horizontally at 6.75 and 4.5". Trim the 1.5x8.5 horizontally at 5.5". Cut the .75x8.5 horizontally at 8.25 and 4.25". Score and fold each 5.5x8.5 horizontally at 4.25".

Cut the remaining 8.5x11 Paper A and B horizontally at 5.5". Score and fold each 5.5x8.5 horizontally at 4.25". (But if you're like me, you can first score the 8.5x11 sheet vertically at 4.25", and then trim horizontally at 5.5". Score once; cut once!) This step will give you the four extra card bases for the sketch #90 babies.

Sort the cards, panels and strips by size, and begin card assembly as your heart desires. I stamped my cards with Club Scrap's newest Peacock unmounted stamps. I only used a white and black inkpad along with the gorgeous colors of the Peacock paper collection. Yummy!
 Once you use the pieces for sketch #90, interchange the leftovers to create this fun set of cards!

Cards made with bonus pieces.
There 'ya have it. Go forth, and make some cards!


78 comments:

  1. Thanks for another great formula! Great stamp set...remind me of the peacocks my family had! tfs!!!

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  2. Cool cards...just love how your turned and adjusted the sketch to make an assortment of different cards.

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  3. Love to see "no waste" instructions for cardstock - GREAT info, TFS!

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    1. Thanks, Katherine! I hope you're able to give it a try.

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  4. Love the formulas! I also love how you use the stamps just as they are (with no coloring needed). Thank you for being a part of OWH! :)

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    1. Sometimes I wonder if it's because I'm lazy or practical. :) You can do a lot with just one inkpad.

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  5. This is awesome! I love the different cards you can make out of the formula.

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  6. the cards just pop with the color combination - I will have to try this out - great way to get a group of cards made

    thanks for supporting OWH

    Barb Housner

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  7. Tricia, thanks for another terrific ALCM instruction set for these wonderful sketches provided by OWH! Love your card set. :) Happy World Card Making Day!!

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  8. This formula is awesome! I'm inspired to give it a try later today - your cards turned out great!

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  9. Lovely, vibrant cards!! Great job!

    Happy Hopping!

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  10. Great cards and awesome job on the formula! Love those peacock stamps too! Thanks for being part of our hop today! ~ Julie, OWH Blog Team :)

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  11. Thanks for another formula. I've tried all of the other ones so far. I do sometimes struggle with working only with squares and rectangles though so I add in a little corner rounding or die cutting or some of these pieces! :) Thanks for being a part of the hop and supporting OWH!

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    1. Excellent idea with the corner rounding/die cutting! Love it!

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  12. Wow - great cards...the peacock stamp is delightful! Thanks for sharing the how-to!

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  13. Love all the cards. The how-to is fabulous - I have so many scraps of solid paper, it's amazing. The peacock feathers made me smile as my eldest daughter has a full peacock tattooed on her left arm (shoulder to wrist) - her forearm is full of feathers and daffodils.

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  14. You had me intrigued with your clever title - "OWH Sketch #90 had babies!" This is an awesome way to make a whole bunch of cards at once! Easy peasy and not a bit sneezy!!

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  15. I really like that you are able to use up all the scraps and make great cards. Feathers are a good neutral design.

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    1. Well . . . there were still those four 3/4x1/4" scraps. I'm sure I could have found a home for them somewhere!

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  16. How clever! Thanks so much for sharing all the cutting guidelines - I'm inspired!

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  17. Hi Tricia! Lovely cards for our heroes! I appreciate all the brain work you do for us!!

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  18. Oh wow... I love the tip and the peacocks are AWESOME! Thank you so much for sharing the guidelines! You're amazing :)

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  19. Wow! I love every one of the cards. I am definitely going to give this a try.

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  20. Tricia, you rock! Those cards are GORGEOUS! And the recipe is just so, so, so fabulous! I also really love the Peacock blog background--is CS sharing those??? Cuz I think some folks might want them! Love you, Girlfriend!

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    1. Thank you so much, Toni! I'm pretty sure the background on the blog comes right from the Peacock digital kit. :) LU2!

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    2. Toni, Tricia's right - the blog background is from the Digi kit - it's the blue background with the peacock feather overlay!

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  21. Cards are very pretty, love the rich colors, thanks for sharing your recipe for cutting the paper. Thanks for supporting OWH.
    Mary L Schreiber

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  22. Beautiful cards, I love your color choices - wow!

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  23. Oh nicely done!!! I love the formula idea, what a great way to quickly put together a set of matching cards! I'm a big fan of your videos. I generally watch them every weekend while I'm working on my OWH cards. It was super fun to see that you have joined us today! Thanks so much!

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    1. Thank you so much Nancy! I'm happy if I can provide some inspiration along the way!

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  24. Wow! Your cards are going to go fast and be loved! Great design and stamping.

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  25. LOVE the cards. The color choices are awesome, eye catching and pack an artistic punch. Thank you so much for your cutting instructions and diagram. Happy WCMD!

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  26. Great group of cards and a terrific approach to creating cards with this formula too. A fantastic place to begin for newer card makers or for those times you just want to put your crafting in cruise control and get some really nice cards made easily. Thanks for hopping with us today!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  27. I love your formulas and do use them. Must be time to make more cards, I gotta go cut paper!

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  28. Fabulous! Thank you for another great formula - as soon as I'm done hoppin' I'm off to make some cards!

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  29. I look forward to ALL your projects, but really like it when you go to the trouble to make these cutting formulas for us. It's great to have so little waste and such great cards that are so different. The colors you chose are gorgeous and really complement each other. Thanks, again, for putting in so much work for others who don't have the skills and imagination you do. Y.O.U...A.R.E...A.W.E.S.O.M.E!

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    1. Awe---thank you so much! What I love is that people like to use the formulas. It's my joy to help people save a little time and make their supplies go further. :) Hugs to you!

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  30. Gorgeous cards! I love the colors!!

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  31. Thanks for helping us get the best use of our papers. Love the club scrap stamps.

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  32. Thanks for the awesome instructions. I love that the cards are coordinated, but not all exactly the same.

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  33. Great job, Tricia. Loving all the comments!

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  34. thank you for sharing the cutting diagrams to make a quick batch of cards; yours are so pretty with their cheery colors and feather images.

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  35. You've done it again, Tricia! I love that you took the original sketch and were able to build upon it to create such stunning variety of cards. I can't wait to try it myself!

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  36. That's such an awesome idea to create cutting formulas for the sketches!! TFS!! :) God bless & big hugs... Tracy

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  37. So pretty! I love how your were able to use all the paper..great idea! Happy hopping!

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  38. WOW great cards--I love to make cards like that and use all the little pieces.

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  39. Beautiful cards, love the cutting formula! Thanks

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  40. Love your cutting formula idea to avoid all those scraps I have such a hard time throwing out. Clever & time-saving to make a coordinated set in a jiffy. Nice way to show clean and simple cards can be beautiful, too.

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  41. Just love your ideas. Great layouts

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  42. Have these cutting formulas been out there all along? Where have I been. I can't wait to finish typing this comment so I can print this out. What a paper saver (I am measuring-challenged at best). Thanks so much for sharing the formulas and joining in on the hop today.

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  43. Tricia
    Another terrific set of instructions! These ALCM instructions really speed up the process. My only problem is that I have so many great CS stamps that I often get sidetracked as I drool over them all and try to decide which ones to actually play with today!

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  44. I love these!! Need to get to making some cards - the day is almost gone. Not sure if I am going to use this sketch or one of the other wonderful ones you have published lately but I have already saved this and if I don't use it now, it will show up in PSL!!

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  45. Thanks for the cutting formula! Love the deep, vibrant colors. Fabulous set of cards! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  46. WOW-- another great formula; thanks so much!! I have every one of them saved, as far as I know!! I LOVE getting the most out of my supplies!! TFS your nice cards & supporting OWH!!

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  47. So many great cards! I like them all. TFS the many tips. AJ-

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  48. Tricia, I am AMAZED! I have never seen a recipe for cutting the paper and it blew me away to see what you did with 4 pieces of cardstock. Your peacock feather stamps are gorgeous and I love how you incorporated them into these fantastic cards. New follower here!

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    1. Wow---thanks, Ellen! There's certainly more where this came from. Looking forward to seeing you around here more often. Look back in the archives, too, for a few videos and more formulas for OWH sketches.

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  49. LOVE this!!!! (Did I say that too loud!)
    I hope that I can make my cards look as wonderful as yours do!!! Thanks so much for sharing! I need to bookmark and follow and stalk whatever it takes to keep in touch with what you're doing here!

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  50. I am so going to use your sketches to create more cards with less decision making! Your cards turned out beautiful and each is unique. Love the black and white ink on those awesome stamps!

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  51. Love the way you've turned a sketch into a set of no waste cards! Wonderful colors!

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  52. Thank you for the forumla! Lovely cards as well!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    http://deliteful-alpha-sets.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  53. Love these ..thanks for the formula !

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  54. I always get super excited when I see your formula's! I love using them when I host OWH card parties, it helps when making a massive amount of kits for beginner crafters! Thanks again for supporting OWH!

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    1. It's my pleasure, and I'm so happy that the formulas are put to good use in making card kits for newbies. Love it!

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  55. Thanks for the great formulas!

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  56. Great color choices! Thanks for the cutting formula...need to apply that and get some cards made ASAP!

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  57. I really love your cutting layouts to make lots of cards without waste. THANKS.

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  58. These are just way toooo cool! Love all the cutting diagrams and card "recipes" you design! I will be using them for sure!

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  59. Thanks so much for sharing this idea for making multiple cards, which are what we need for OWH. Will have to try it myself, as they look great...having the right papers helps.

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    1. Thanks Dolores! And just have to say that Club Scrap is always happy to put together the right papers for you! ;)

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  60. Thank you for the formula! I really like the stamps as well.

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  61. I never think ahead far enough to keep the scraps down to a minimum, thanks for the diagram

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  62. I love it when you provide us these "recipes" and details! Thanks so much for all you do for OWH!

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  63. I love this idea of a sketch having "babies!" We all want to use up our scraps, but you do it so EFFICIENTLY - amazing! Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  64. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I must try this.

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