Hi, and Merry Christmas!
Don't let your 12-pack of Aspen papers included in your Club Stamp kit languish for too long!
Here is a simple way to turn those twelve sheets of paper into thirteen beautiful, yet simple cards. The majority of the images stamped onto the cards came from the Collection UM sheet, also included in the Club Stamp kit.
Shall we begin with the cutting diagrams? Grab your trimmer, paper pack, and ScorePal, and let's get started.
Score one each of the 8.5x11 Green, Pale Blue and Almond Plains, and two 8.5x11 Aqua Plains vertically at 4.25". Trim each piece horizontally at 5.5". Fold to make ten card bases.
Tear away all four edges from one 8.5x11 Mica Handmade. Tear in half vertically. Tear each 4x10.5 in half horizontally.
Trim one 8.5x11 Mica Handmade vertically at 8 and 4". Trim each 4x11 horizontally at 10.5 and 5.25". Cut the .5x11 horizontally at 5.5".
Trim one 8.5x11 Pale Blue horizontally at 10.5, 8.25 and 5.5". Trim the 2.75x8.5 horizontally at 6.75, 4.5 and 2.25". Cut the 2.25x8.5 horizontally at 7.5, 5 and 2.5". Tear the .5x8.5 in half. Score the 5.5x8.5 horizontally at 4.25" and fold to create a card base.
Trim one 8.5x11 Green horizontally at 10.5, 8 and 5.5". Trim one 2.5x8.5 horizontally at 8.25, 5.5 and 2.75". Trim the other 2.5x8.5 horizontally at 6.5, 4.5 and 2.5". Tear the .5x8.5 horizontally at 4.25". Score the 5.5x8.5 at 4.25" and fold.
Cut the 8.5x11 Almond horizontally at 10.25, 9, and 5.5". Trim the 3.5x8.5 horizontally at 6.25 and 4". Trim the 3.5x4 vertically at 2.75". Cut the 2.75x4 horizontally at 2.75". Trim the 1.25x8.5 at 6.5 and 3.25". (Phew . . . I saved the most difficult one for last!)
|Notice the use of the small scraps as anchor strips. Small leaves stamped with Spruce ink.|
|Tear the text weight panel into two sections. Stamp the quote with White Pigment ink.|
|Stamp the skis onto the printed panel. Looks nifty!|
|Anchor with small, torn scraps. To fill the leaf, stamp off onto a separate sheet of paper before stamping over the leaf.|
|I was happy with how nice the Mica Handmade paper stamped with India Black ink.|
|Use an extra 4x5.25" Mica Handmade panel to line the Green card.|
|Fake a card panel by masking the stamped image. Use blended watercolors to create a sunset.|
I hope you give it a try!
***********THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**********
I can't believe today is the eve of our last kit giveaway! Today's vintage kit is the July 2005 Wings Club Scrap kit. This kit has some of the most amazing raised printed papers we have ever done. It includes both 8-1/2 x 11" and 12x12" premium papers, two wood-mounted stamps, a template stencil, rub-ons and much, much more.
For your chance to win this great kit for free, please leave a comment below. We'll select one comment at random and post the profile name of the winner on the December 25th blog post by 10am Central. Good luck!
AND YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THE DAY 25 GIVEAWAY, so be sure to visit the blog tomorrow for a very special collection to be given away as our final gift!
Yesterday's (Day 23) Giveaway random drawing winner was comment #1, tsurowiec! Congratulations! Watch your inbox for more information about your prize!