Have trouble lining up your card stock pieces? Then don’t!

When I first started stamping I could not stamp my words straight and there were no stamp positioning tools to help me so I stamped ALL of the words on an angle so it looked like they were meant to be that way, instead of looking like a “mistake”.

Clever, right? Well, you can do the same thing with many of your card stock pieces if you have trouble lining them up perfectly!

 

In this video, I’m going to show you how you can stop worrying about lining up all your paper pieces straight.

Layer your pieces at an angle – on purpose!!

 


Blushing Bride card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Night of Navy: 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ embossed with the Stripes embossing folder
Floral paper: 3″ x 4″
Circle Size: 1-3/4″
Night of Navy banner: 1/2″ x 2-1/8″

 

The easiest way to make a card is like this, with no layers that need to be taped on straight!

Embossing the background layer of card stock adds extra interest, but isn’t necessary.

When using the Banners Pick a Punch, cut a 1/2″ wide piece of card stock then cut your strip 1/2″ longer than you want it to be when both ends are banner cut.

 

Cutting out your main greeting with a circle punch or die also makes it easier to line up than other shapes.

 


Night of Navy card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Basic White: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Floral paper: 3″ x 4″
White Hexagon: 1″
Night of Navy Hexagon: 1-1/8″

 

This card does require that some pieces be layered on straight, so if you need help with that I’ve got some tips for lining up layers here.

The hexagons are layered on an angle though and I just love that look!

 

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Go ahead, make a card and angle your pieces instead of putting them on straight.

Then send the card to a friend. You’ll make their day!

Happy Stamping!

Jessica

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