Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New Formulas for Hydrangeas Cards!






Are you ready to use your smarticles? I have a batch of eleven fun cards for you, but you'll need to follow along with the trimming diagrams/instructions first. For starters, get your Hydrangeas Club Stamp kit and a paper trimmer.

Let's do the most challenging formula right off the bat while you're fresh.

1. Trim one 8.5x11 Purple, Brown, Green and Blue Plain horizontally at 5.5". Cut one 5.5x8.5 horizontally at 7 and 3.75". Trim the 3.75x5.5 horizontally at 5 and 2.5". Cut the 3.25x5.5 horizontally at 4.5 and 2.25". Trim the 1.5x5.5 horizontally at 4.75 and 2.25". Cut the 1.5x2.25 vertically at 1.25". Score and fold the 5.5x8.5 horizontally at 4.25".


2. Trim one 8.5x11 Brown Plain horizontally at 9 and 5.5". Cut the 3.5x8.5 horizontally at 8, 6, 4 and 2". Score and fold the 5.5x8.5 horizontally at 4.25".


3. Score one 8.5x11 Blue Plain and two 8.5x11 Yellow Prints vertically at 4.25". Trim horizontally at 5.5" and fold along the scorelines.


4. Cut one 8.5x11 Text Weight Print vertically at 4.5 and 4". Trim each 4x11 horizontally at 5.75 and 5.25".


5. Trim one 8.5x11 Text Weight Print vertically at 4.25". Cut each 4.25x11 horizontally at 6.75, 5.5, and 4.25". Trim each 1.25x4.25 horizontally at 4". (The four 4.25" squares are used for origami fun in step 8.)



6. Cut one 8.5x11 Green Plain horizontally at 8.5 and 5.25". Trim the 5.25x8.5 horizontally at 8 and 4". Cut the 3.25x8.5 horizontally at 7, 5.25, 3.5 and 1.75".


7. Trim one 8.5x11 Purple Plain vertically at 8 and 4". Cut each 4x11 horizontally at 10.5 and 5.25".


8. Do some clever folding with the four 4.25x4.25" pieces trimmed from the 8.5x11 Text Weight Print in step five. I found this Pin to explain how to make a little envelope from a square piece of paper.


Next, you can take the whole mess of trimmed papers and organize them into cards!

Stamp the four Purple panels with the large image from the Collection UM and Amethyst ink.
Add the mini circle clip to the top of each stamped card insert.
Flip/flop the contrasting card panels for a fun effect.
Tape the two front panels together before stamping to ensure alignment.

Accent the stamped images with a white gel pen.
I love that striped sheer ribbon!
Dust the white pigment ink with colored chalks before the ink dries.
Happy cutting, folding, stamping and creating!
Tricia

18 comments:

  1. beautiful!! thanks for the instructions!!

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  2. How cute are those little pockets??

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  3. I love that pocket!! So darn adorable! Thanks for another great set of cutting instructions!! WOOT!

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  4. Yay, I love getting freebies like these ALCM directions - and these cards are so cute! Thank you for reminding me about the white pigment ink and chalk technique Tricia - this looks so great on the dark background.

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  5. What fun cards, Triia and that origami fold is so cute on these cards.

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  6. Yay, I love me some new formulas! Cute pocket idea, too.

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  7. Happy Tuesdee, Tricia! Thanks for the ALCM instructions and like everyone else, I love the origami pockets! Your smarticles always impress me!

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  8. Tricia, thanks once again for the card formula. They all look really great. I only count 11 card bases. What am I missing?

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  9. My error, Arlene. The set of instructions creates eleven cards. I incorrectly stated in my opening paragraph that it makes thirteen cards. I have corrected the error. My apologies for the confusion.

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    1. Not a problem, Tricia. For some reason, I always count the card bases first after printing the ALCM. You did eleven great cards!! I love the little pockets.

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  10. Thanks for much for the ALCM instructions for some great cards. I plan to use the origami fold in the front and back inside of 6x6 wedding albums I am making to hold memorabilia.

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    1. Great idea, Regina! You can control the size of the pocket by increasing the base paper square. This pocket can only hold about a 2" item . . . so you can try working with a 6x6 or even 8x8 to create a larger opening. :)

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  11. These are perfect for Operation Write Home cards. Thanks Tricia!

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  12. Really love these....can't wait to get my box of Club Scrap.....trying to be patient!

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  13. Thanks Tricia, you can be sure I will be using that origami pocket!

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  14. I do "with kit" shipping - I can't wait to get my Stamp Kit and work on these. In the meantime, those pockets are adorable and I'll be playing with that.

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  15. great cutting files and beautiful cards!

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