Pinworthy Blog Tour – MY kind of Summer Fun!on July 10th, 2014 at 8:00 pm
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, controlled randomness, all the pieces are the same after all.
Trace around the solid backing.
I punched the flowers I was going to use for the front of the card. And extras for others in the group.
Here is my finished card again. I 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.
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!
Enjoy the rest of the tour, here is the the full list!