Want to make every handmade card unique but just don’t have the time?
In this video, I’m going to show you how you can make little changes to your cards so that you can make 6 different cards from 1 sheet of 12×12 patterned paper quickly!
Start by cutting your patterned paper into 6 of the same pieces that are 3-3/4” x 5”
Be sure to watch the video for tips!
If your paper has an obvious up and down pattern, turn it on its side to cut at 5” twice.
Create an Assembly Line to Make Your Quick Cards FAST!
Tape your patterned paper pieces to a coordinating 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” mat – I used Night of Navy.
All of my card bases are Crushed Curry card stock – 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” scored at 4-1/4”.
You could also switch out the color of your card bases to change up your cards more.
Then it’s time to add your greetings.
Sometimes your paper is so pretty that you don’t even need to add a greeting!
I’m going to send this one to my grandma to let her know I’m thinking of her.
Stampin’ Up!’s Double Oval Punch is perfect for adding small greetings to the front of your cards.
Stamp your greeting in colored ink on white card stock for your solid oval and layer onto a scalloped oval cut out of one of the other colors of card stock you used for your mat or your card base.
Center your greeting on its own – I like to pop mine up with dimensionals – or add a piece of ribbon behind it and fray the ends.
When you have skinny strips of card stock left, don’t throw them away!
Small strips work great to anchor your greeting onto these quick cards.
And you don’t always have to layer two ovals together. One works just fine on its own.
Anywhere you can put an oval you can put a circle, and vice versa.
Check your stash for different shaped punches and dies.
Use a different one on each card and you’ll have 6 unique cards in a snap!
For the Night of Navy strip on this card, I used my fingers to crumple it up and add texture.
You could also add ribbon in place of the card stock strip.
A little greeting goes a long way when your patterned paper paints a beautiful picture!
This one I stamped on white card stock and cut out by hand. It’s not even, but handmade cards are not meant to be perfect.
The Night of Navy card stock strip is crumpled and torn at the end for a rugged look that is great for making masculine cards.
This might just be one of my most used ways to add a greeting because I always have a ton of 1/2″ wide white strips from cutting paper for the inside of my cards.
Banner cut the ends of your strip with scissors or the Banners Pick a Punch.
So there you go, grab a piece of 12×12 patterned paper and make 6 quick cards.
You can make them all different or all the same, whatever your preference.
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