Tuesday, February 12, 2013

New Sketch. New Formula.

It's almost Valentine's Day. And to show our love for Operation Write Home, I did a sketch to help you crank out some love for our troops! The inspiration for the formula came from OWH Sketch #157 by Katie. (Thanks, Katie!)


You'll need 10 sheets of paper, and it makes 8 fabulous cards, slightly modified from the sketch above.

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Club Stamp members receive a 12-pack of 8.5x11" paper in each monthly kit, two each of six different colors. So, all you'd need is your paper pack and matching rubber stamps for instant grab 'n go success! I used my paper pack and stamps from the October Peacock collection.

Next up, cutting time. If you're new to this, just take 'er one step at a time. Use your 12" guillotine trimmer from Tonic for quick action.


Two each of paper A, B, C and D:
1. Trim horizontally at 10.75 and 5.5".

2. Cut the 5.25x8.5 horizontally at 7.75 and 4".

3. Trim the 3.75x5.25 horizontally at 4.75, 3 and 1.5".

4. Score and fold each 5.5x8.5 horizontally in half at 4.25" to make a total of 8 cards.


Paper E and F:
1. Trim vertically at 7.25 and 3.75".

2. Cut the 3.75x11 horizontally at 8.25, 5.5 and 2.75".

3. Trim the 3.5x11 horizontally at 10, 7.5, 5 and 2.5".

Now, the fun part. Interchange the pieces so that each color is represented at least once on all 8 cards. Follow the samples to see how everything comes together. It's really a neat process. I put everything in stacks according to size and then "deal 'em out" like an expert in a Vegas casino.


Stamp and alter the panels prior to final assembly, and have fun adding embellishments from your stash if you're in the mood! Well, everything but glitter. NO glitter if you plan to send these cards to Operation Write Home! I kept mine super-simple by simply stamping images with my India Black inkpad.

I love the stamp . . . "I remembered that I forgot your birthday." Half the time I can't remember why I walked into the room.


It seems that I can never have enough "Get Well" cards.


The "Happy Birthday" and "Belated" are two separate stamps, so if you're late, just add the "belated."


Another great outside image for a "get well" card. You might get a giggle out of it.


This one always makes me smile, too.




So there 'ya go. I was able to finish the cards in less than an hour. Good times!


Leave a comment below to put your name in the hat to win this gorgeous sheet of images.

Fondly,
Tricia

42 comments:

  1. Love these sketches, Tricia! Thanks!

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  2. So many 8 1/2 by 11 packs laying around so I LOVE having formulas like this. (I already have these stamps but I do love them!) Hmm is it too late to join a card team too?

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  3. What great ideas--and I love the peacock papers.

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  4. Awesome Tricia thank you so much.

    AnnetteD

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  5. Wow how your mind works ! I never would have thought of this formula . This is something I must try , and thanks for the picture tutorial . If I don't see it I can't do it..............
    Angela R

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  6. Thanks for another great sketch!! (I have the stamps so you can leave me out of the drawing) I might have to try it out this evening.

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  7. Wonderful sketch. Would love these stamps! I do like the colors of these papers. So cheery.

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  8. Great cards as usual Tricia...I love the Peacock collection so much that I haven't been able to cut into the papers...and I get the HA (Hearty Appetite) so I have two sets of papers...WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME!!! Maybe this is the kick in the pants I need to cut into that delicious-ness!

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    1. It's about time you dropped the guillotine on these papers, Cherryl!

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  9. Thanks for the sketch. Love the cards and I am always looking for a new way to make them.

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  10. Great! I will use this sketch during PSL!

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  11. I need these stamps! comes ready with a happy "belated" birthday. That's the only kind that i can get out in time!!

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  12. Those are fabulous images. Loved your cards. Pat Kinkaid

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  13. Love these formulas! And the colors from that Peacock kit are just irresistible!

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  14. these stamps are gorgeous! I would love to win!

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  15. these stamps are gorgeous! I would love to win!

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  16. I'm so glad I re-joined CS after a long time away. Can't wait to try this and am getting a box started for the troops. Thanks Tricia.

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    1. Wow, it's great to have you back, Karen!

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  17. Love having another sketch! And I love your Peacock cards.

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  18. Great quick and easy cards!! I'll definitely use this layout on my next big batch of cards!

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  19. Tricia! Love your ALCM formulas! Thanks for sharing and terrific sketch OWH!

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  20. I love these formulas and the peacock collection is gorgeous!

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  21. I love this ALCM! Very pretty!

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  22. Great tip on using paper to the fullest. pretty stamps, too.

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  23. Love the formulas! I make cards for OWH and use their sketches all the time. Have to try out this one.

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  24. I like the formula and the quick and easy way to create 8 cards. Thanks for the sketch and formula.
    Hazel
    hdhall6002@sbcglobal.net

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  25. I really like these cards and like the formula for not having scraps left!

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  26. Great ideas, like the idea of using your formula for no waste (scraps). Thanks for sharing!!

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  27. Thank you, Tricia, for your wonderful support of OWH! You are remarkable! :)

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  28. I love the quick, assembly line process you've outlined for us. I also appreciate that it uses all but little slivers of the papers. Don't you hate to waste pretty papers? Thanks for this tutorial -- which I shall certainly use!

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  29. Thanks very much for your great idea with the fomula again! You are certainly inspiring and helping OWH cardmakers.

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    1. You are very welcome, Seongsook! I checked out your blog. You've got some great card making going on over there! Thanks for your support of OWH, too!

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  30. Thank you for these wonderful formulas and your support for OWH!! It is a great help to be able to use up all that paper with very little scraps!

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  31. Such great inspiration, thanks for sharing your talents!

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  32. Thank you to everyone who shared their comments. Using www.random.org, the random drawing winner is comment #32...ElsieB!!!

    Elsie, please send me an email (at karen@clubscrap.com)with your shipping information, so we can get your awesome prize to you!

    Congratulations!

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  33. WOW Love the cards Tricia!! Thanks for the sketches

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  34. These assembly line/"one" sheet wonder posts are my favorites. The stamp set is one of the most versatile and completely usable that I've seen. Lovely job, as always, Tricia.

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  36. GORGEOUS stamps and lovely cards!

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