Make the most of your 12-pack of Picnic Club Stamp papers with these clever cutting instructions. You'll end up with fifteen standard-sized (A2) cards.
We'll begin with the left brain activities:
1. Score one 8.5x11 Light Pink, one Dark Green, one Dark Pink, two Dark Blue Plains and two White Prints vertically at 4.25". Cut horizontally at 5.5". Fold each 5.5x8.5 horizontally on the scoreline to make a total of fourteen card bases.
2. Trim one 8.5x11 White Text Print (with four designs) vertically at 4.5 and 4". Cut each 4x11 horizontally at 5.75 and 5.25".
3. Stack the four text weight art panels and use a grid ruler and craft knife to cut them into four triangular pieces. Use a trimmer if you do not feel comfortable with a craft knife. The measurements provided are flexible, but I figured you'd want to know the ones I used.
|The four triangular pieces will be interchanged and fitted together on a card base.|
|The 16 circles will be placed on a card in a grid pattern.|
7. Prior to trimming the 8.5x11 Dark Pink Plain, score vertically and horizontally every half inch to create a grid pattern. Slide a silver or white ink pad over the raised scorelines to enhance the texture. Trim horizontally at 10.75 and 5.5". Cut the 5.5x8.5 horizontally at 8, 6, 4 and 2". Trim the 5.25x8.5 horizontally at 8 and 4".
|The raised scorelines look cool when inked with silver.|
HERE. TIP: Trim a 4.25" square of text weight scrap paper and practice until you've figured it out. The first one can be tricky, but it's easy after the first try.
|The pattern paper hearts are so cute!|
|Trim apart the row of four watermelon stamps, and just use two.|
|Use a fine tipped black pen to free-hand a double border around the panel.|
|Add a border around the outside edge of the Dark Blue card base with a white gel pen.|
|Attach the greeting vertically or horizontally.|
TIP: Avoid touching the corner of the sentiment with an angle on the card. (Tangent.)
|OK, that ric rac is adorable . . .|
|. . . especially with a row of ants.|
|The narrow sentiment came from the Fire & Ice UM Greeting.|