Saturday, December 15, 2012

It's a Tall Order (New Formula!)

I really like "tall" cards. You know--the size made when you tri-fold an 8.5x11 piece of paper? Someone once said in the community forum that they did not particularly care for tall cards because they weren't sure what to do with them. For starters, the envelopes are easy to find, and the size really works well with 8.5x11 and 12x12 paper cutting formulas.

I thought it might be fun to feature images from the Come Sail Away collection with some No. 9 cards so that you can see how quickly and easily they can come together! And today's giveaway includes a Come Sail Away kit with a Greetings to Go Side order. (To be included in the opportunity to win, simply leave a comment below before midnight tonight.) This batch of cards was designed to work specifically with the nifty text on the Come Sail Away Unmounted FontArt sheet.

Ingredients:
(3) 12x12 Papers (Color A, B and C) - Serenity Dark Blue, Yellow and White Pattern Plains
(3) 8.5x11 Papers (Color D, E and F) - Serenity Light Blue, Dark Gray and Light Gray Plains

Time to cut. Use your smarticles, folks, it's a "tall order". ha ha. (groan.)

Trim 12x12 Paper A, B and C at 11.75 and 8.5". Trim the 8.5x12 horizontally at 11.5, 9.25 and 7". Cut each 2.25x8.5 horizontally at 7.75". Trim the .5x7.5 horizontally at 7.75". Cut the 3.25x12 horizontally at 8.25". Score the 7x8.5 vertically at 3.5" and fold into a card.


Cut 8.5x11 Paper D, E, and F horizontally at 10.25 and 7". Trim the 3.25x8.5 horizontally at 8.25. Cut the .75x8.5 horizontally at 8.25". Score the 7x8.5 vertically at 3.5" and fold in half.

Use a CS® Grid Ruler as a mounting block for those nifty, long text strips on the FontArt sheet. Stamp onto the 2.25x7.75" panels. After that, it's simply a matter of choosing how to mix 'n match all of the paper colors, stamped panels, and anchoring strips. 

Here are the six cards:


And a few of the details . . . it's so much fun to grab items from my stash of embellishments! Jewels, Dazzles, fibers, brads, etc. Just a little thing here 'n there makes a big difference.






Good luck on the giveaway!
With tall creative greetings,
Tricia

61 comments:

  1. I love cards. I love the Come Sail Away collection. I love Club Scrap! Thanks for this great card sketch idea. Beautiful work as always Tricia! Now let me go see if I have those CSA font um's...

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  2. These cards are fabulous! I love those stamps!

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  3. Wow, with that design you can use so many variations with other papers as well. Not to mention you can use the center as a removeable bookmark too! I love it.

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  4. Very beautiful.

    AnnetteD

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  5. Tricia,

    Thanks for more great card formulas. I get stuck in a rut with the half sheet of 8.5 x 11 card size. Can't wait to try this.

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  6. Great formula. I am hesitant about tall cards.

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  7. I was interrupted there. But this might help me get over it.

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  8. I haven't played with tall cards too much but I will definitely try this formula out!

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  9. Found my big grid ruler, finally... so now I can start working with those long stamps.... and those from the Come Sail Away kit are super! I used my whole kit on a scrapbook with photos from an afternoon boat trip with my boss's dad and a group of us from work.... would love to have some more of that kit for other photos, too.... and some tall cards!! Super ideas!

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  10. I love this kit! So beautiful and the colors are great for my photos. I like these tall cards, too. Lots of room to write a letter :-)

    Penny

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  11. These are so fun! Thanks for the formula! :)

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  12. I like tall cards because: 1) they're a different size to work with so they spark a little different creativity, and 2) it's easy to get envelopes for them! I love the colors in this kit.

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  13. I'd love to make some tall cards! and they don't cost extra to mail!

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  14. Barbara (fuzzylover)December 15, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Thanks - I may just try that - you're cards are great.

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  15. Thanks for the formula, Tricia...I love how these turned out. I admit I was one of those folks who didn't really have a whole lot of creativity when it came to the tall ones (actually, that's kinda funny, since I'm pretty tall myself!) You always make it look so easy!

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  16. Thanks for the new formula. This might encourage me to try a few tall cards.

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  17. I love the Tall Cards. I like to just tuck a card with no envelope in a gift or gift basket!

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  18. great idea! Thanks for the formula.

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  19. Great Formula!! Always love that paper!! That will always be one of my favorite kits!!

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  20. Love these quotes and they are perfect for your "tall" cards!

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  21. OK...I think this size would be doable. It is a size I've not made many times.
    Lovely cards Tricia, and I love the papers and stamps you used.

    Pat Czaplicki

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  22. Tall cards are my favorite! Thanks for the formula, Tricia!

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  23. We are so lucky to you for sharing your ideas with us. I have enjoyed your ideas since you started back in 1998 and look forward to more ideas in the future.

    Thank you for your creativity.

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  24. These are wonderful cards~! Thanks for the inspiration and a chance for the giveaway.

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  25. Lovely Cards and nice give-away! Put me in, please.
    Beth Moran

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  26. Didn't know tall cards were so easy to make. Will download and print your directions, Tricia and follow your easy formula. As a Michigander growing up almost directly across from Club Scrap, I was thrilled when the Come Sail Away kit materialized! Hope mine turn out half as beautiful as yours!
    Cher Cronican-Walker

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  27. Can't wait to try this idea! I have never made the tall cards before!
    Lisa K

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  28. What a great idea. I'm continually surprised by the different styles of cards that can be made. And the papers and stamps from the Club are just amazing.--Barb Lamoree

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  29. Beautiful cards, Tricia!

    Marsha Petty

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  30. I really like these cards. Now I need to go look & see if I have this stamp set.

    Gillis W

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  31. Great idea Tricia. I rarely make tall cards. Keep those formulas coming. They are SO helpful!
    Marian Biegel

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  32. I never really thought about Tall Cards, but yours are beautiful. Thanks for the formulas to use for expanding my horizons

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  33. Love your tall cards! I always forget about making this size. Thank you for the formulas too Tricia!

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  34. Those cards are really interesting. I like them just because their size is so different from the usual! Thanks for the mesurements. Now, I would love to win the stamps go along with the idea!

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  35. Love the cards-I also wasn't to sure about the taller cards. These are awesome & am going to try this. Thanks for this formula :)

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  36. The stamps work perfectly for these taller cards.

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  37. Thanks for sharing tall card ideas, Tricia. These would be cute teachers' cards using the long sentiments from Scholarship, I bet.

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  38. Tricia, BEAUTIFUL cards! Love the tall cards for the same reason, more easy to find envelopes for them. I love how you have embellished them :)

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  39. I really like this formula, wonderful cards!
    Cathy Gray

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  40. I really like your suggestions for the tall cards. Marcia Coleman

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  41. Can't wait to try these. This is one of my favorite kits.

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  42. Beautiful Tricia - love anything with Come Sail Away!

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  43. Love the new formula, Trica! Even if I seem to collect forumulas more than I use them :D ...

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  44. Always helpful to have the recipe for an interesting card.

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  45. Seriously, I need more time to scrap! Love your cards, Tricia.

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  46. I happen to love tall cards - great formula!

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  47. Those are amazing! Love the tall cards and really love Come Sail Away!

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  48. Another fantastic set of cards and using come Sail Away . . . . a REAL WINNING COMBINATION !
    Fantastic Tricia
    (one of my favorite kits too . . .)
    Mary in WI

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  49. I had to give up my ClubScrap memberships this year after being a member for many years due to many bills related to my breast cancer diagnosis. I just love the quotes pictured here! ClubScrap never disappoints.

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  50. Fabulous! LOVE Come Sail Away!

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  51. I love the kit, and these cards are just wonderful! Thanks Trish!

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  52. I like the tall cards for a change of pace. Thanks, Tricia, for the cutting instructions and samples that make it so much easier of those of us without your imagination. ;-)

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  53. These are lovely! I'm pretty sure I don't have such a long text stamp, but I'll think of something!
    Really like this format.

    Xx Nancy

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  54. This is al so lovely, so here is my comment.

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  55. Beautiful cards, Tricia! i like the oblong cards and the texts are great.

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  56. these are beautiful cards. I will try this recipe!

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  57. these are gorgeous....you're so right. THe envelopes are easy to find. Thanks for the cutting sizes. I'd sure love the kids. sakortan@gmail.com

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