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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Simple Set Saturday: Double-Sided Diamonds

Today, I want to help you get the most out of that lovely double-sided designer paper you've been hoarding. Admit it. You don't want to cut it up. I am the same way as I can never decide between the two patterns.

For today's project, I decided to use both sides of my pretty paper. Like many double-sided patterns, there was one side that was very decorative and another that was more subtle. To start, I cut four 6" x 2" strips from the decorative side of the paper and 4 coordinating card bases. I attached the panels to the bottom of my bases. I then added some pretty coordinating ribbon that came with a lovely package I got awhile back. Gotta love recycling!

To complete my cards, I cut two 1.25" squares on the diagonal from the decorative side of the paper and two 1.25" squares from the flipside of my paper onto which I stamped my images. I cut a 2.75" square from cardstock that matched the accent color on my designer paper and attached my four squares and mounted these on the card. Voila!

Stamps: boy, girl, swingers and outdoor reader from Relish Reading plate (Rogue Redhead Designs)
Paper: Calamity Jane from the Wanted line (Cosmo Cricket)
Cardstock: Mellow Moss and Really Rust (Stampin Up)
Embellishments: moss grosgrain ribbon

Hope you come back next Saturday when we'll be playing with backgrounds!


  1. You just keep showing us how versatile your stamps are. Great cards.

  2. now that you mention it WHY do they make 2 sided paper? to torture us? i love this design and i am absolutely going to try it -- thanks for providing instructions! xo

  3. Gorgeous! Great idea... maybe I could cut a few pieces... maybe, tee hee!

  4. The colors are so lovely and your lady stamps a delight!

  5. Hi Shar
    Well I had to lol as I said to myself, "is Shar reading my mind" as this is me. I have so much trouble cutting into a sheet of paper especially if I own only one sheet.
    These are brilliant cards.
    Lynne M


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