Saturday, July 21, 2012

Plum Thanks!

Thanks for visiting my blog this week!
Here's a pair of thank you cards with the same layout.
It is one I use over and over again.

All supplies: Close To My Heart
Sonoma Paper Pack
Ink: Smokey Plum
Shapes cut with Cricut Art Philosophy 
stamps: from coordinating stamp set
Since you came back I'll tell you my secret of how I get so many cards out of one paper pack.

Here's what I do.
I cut 12 x 12 sheet into 3 @ 4 inch wide strips.
Then I cut those strips into 3 @ 4 x 4 squares.
You get 9 squares in a sheet, follow me?
When you do this with a couple of sheets of double-sided, coordinating papers the mixing/matching
possibilities are amazing!  
On these cards I cut the top square smaller and used the remaining strip for the border between.
You can flip to the other pattern or mix with another sheet of coordinating paper.

BTW, I still have one sheet of each pattern left to do a layout.
Close To My Heart paper packs have two sheets of each pattern it them.
I LOVE that because I don't have to choose which side to use, I can use both!
I have lots of cards to send and share now!
If only I could get that layout done...sigh!  

6 comments:

Audrey Pettit said...

Great cards, Lynn! And thanks for sharing your tips on getting the most out of your papers. :)

VanessaB said...

oooh love those papers and colors. great cards :)

butterfly said...

Super elegant cards... so beautifully designed and created.
Alison x

Kristine said...

So beautiful! I love that versatile layout too. You always do such beautiful work. :)

Brenda said...

Gorgeous!!

Marg Van Patten said...

Just catching up with your posts this morning and ... WOW! You've done remarkable work with Sonoma! I would have not thought to pairit with kraft. Duh ... kraft goes with everything! Thanks for the reminder and most of all, the inspiration.