Welcome to this month’s RemARKable PinWorth blog tour.  The theme this month is Summer Fun, and when I hear this I immediately think of what I and a few thousond of the most awesome folks I have ever met do for fun each year.

Why go to the Stampin’ Up! Convention in Salt Lake City of course!

So what I have decided to share with you is a fun technique I am using to make my swap cards, a few hundred, so you know this is an easy technique.

Easy Angle cardHere is my fun asymmetrical card that does one of my favorite things, saves paper.

This looks like a random angle, but let me show you and easy way to make this card… makes LOTS of these cards if you need to!

First you decide on the Designer Series Paper you want to use.

july 8I used the big In-color paper stack in Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, and also the Tangelo Twist.

Cut one of the patterns into 6″ x 6″ pieces.  Cut coordinating solid papers into pieces for a mat-  6 1/2″ square.

Go ahead and mount the DSP on the solid mat.

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Now for the ‘controlled randomness’.  Turn the matted piece over and place in the corner of your grid paper or use a ruler for the following measurements.

Make a mark on the back of that matted piece at 2″.  Turn 1/4 turn and mark at 2″ again.

Repeat until all sides are marked.july 7

Take a ruler and connect these marks across the back of the matted piece.

Now use your cutter to cut along those lines.

You get 4 pieces that look like this.

july 10Look random to you?

How about now that I have turned them over and rotated them a bit?july 11

Yes, controlled randomness, all the pieces are the same after all.

july 9Now, to get to the saving paper part.  Take one of these pieces and put on the BACK of the patterned paper you want for the front of the card.

Trace around the solid backing.

july 4This gives you a ‘safe area’ to do some punching in.

I punched the flowers I was going to use for the front of the card.  And extras for others in the group.

july 5When you then layer the front angles piece on the card, you would never know there are punched pieces underneath there!

July 3Love that!

Here is my finished card again.  Easy Angle cardI mixed and matched the patterned papers to make fun hibiscus looking flowers and added a little pop of Melon Mambo Solid cardstock.  I love playing with  Stampin’ Up! punches to make other fun things, like these tropical flowers.

july 12And here is another swap using the very same technique and very different papers.

I didn’t punch out a newsprint type flower on this card, instead I used the diagonal piece as a pocket to hold a little tag I made with the tag topper punch.july 13

Do you remember when I said this was a paper saving card?

The 6 1/2″ mat I cut for the front DSP piece leaves a strip of cardstock that is 2″ wide.

Guess what the tag topper width is?  Why 2″, of course!

I used all those scraps to cut my tags for this swap card!

Gotta love color coordination!

Try this technique and let me know how it goes!


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Enjoy the rest of the tour, here is the the full list!

Pam Staples – http://wp.me/p3p2VA-LD
Janet Wakeland  – http://wp.me/pHIQD-6FB


See you soon for more fun new projects!