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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!


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

  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!

  3. beautiful card and thanks for the tutorial! xo

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

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

  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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