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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Simple Set Sunday: Use Those Scraps

Today, we're just going to follow a simple square card design. Don't worry. I've done the math for you :)


I love coordinating papers and, whether I buy them in 12"x12" or 6"x6" pads, I always end up with some stray paper left over. Using this simple model, you'll be using up all those bits and pieces in style.

For a set of 3 cards you need:

3 6x6 sheets of coordinating patterned paper (or equivalent)
3 pieces of neutral 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock (pick one of the colors in your papers)
2 pieces of contrasting 8-1/2" x 11"cardstock (also good to pick from your paper colors)
Ink in the contrast color

For each card, cut:

Neutral cardstock - 1 piece 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and 1 piece 2-3/8" x 2-3/8"
Contrast cardstock - 1 piece 5-1/4" x 5-1/4" and 1 piece 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"
Each patterned piece of cardstock - 1 piece 2-3/8" x 2-3/8", 1 piece 2-3/8" x 2-1/2" and 1 piece 2-1/2" x 5"

Now, to assemble the whole thing. Using an ink that matches your contrast color, stamp your image onto your 2-3/8" square of neutral cardstock. Mat with the 2-1/2" square of contrasting cardstock and set aside.

Fold large piece of neutral cardstock in half to form a square card and attach large contrasting square.

Using 5-1/4" square of contrasting cardstock as a mat, place the long strip from one of the patterned papers on the left hand-side of the square.

Add one each of the remaining patterns, on the right side as shown.

Finally, add your stamped and matted image to the center.

Easy, right? I also added some sentiments to various panels in the same contrasting ink.

Here's another card from the same trio:

All stamps: Relish Reading plate by Rogue Redhead Deisgns. Cardstock: Stampin Up! Papers: BoBunny.

You can now play along with our Simple Set posts on Rogue Redhead! Just add your creation to our linky!

6 comments:

  1. Nice cards Shar!! Love the papers and images you used.

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  2. Oh my gosh - brilliant! What a fabulous idea, especially since I have an entire box of scraps of papers from 6x6 and 8x8 pads that I can't bear to part with. Love these cards!

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  3. beautiful card and thanks for the tutorial! xo

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  4. Nice cards and great idea on the layout. Thanks for the nice tutorial!!

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  5. Great cards--love the colors you used.

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  6. Wonderful cards and great sketch!! I need to pull out those scraps of designer papers and play along! :-) How long is this challenge open - til next Sunday?

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