Super Simple To Just A Little Layered

Handy Card Measurements for Australia

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This patterned paper (In Good Taste DSP) is so gorgeous that you can make a lovely card just by popping it on a coordinating cardstock base and adding a greeting.  Or you can step it up a little with a few extra layers. 

In this video I run through some handy measurements I use all the time when I'm making cards featuring patterned paper.  (This is for cardmaking in Australia with A4 cardstock - you can adapt the idea for other countries with different dimension cardstock.)  

Adding just a narrow border and an extra layer on the greeting makes the paper really pop.  

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Have a fab weekend and happy creating.  Chilly one coming up here in Melbourne so I'm parking myself in my craft room for a bit of inky fun.  Jack just got a new Nintendo Switch game so he's busy with that and Hannah is knee deep in studying (with a bit of Netflix thrown in I think!)  John's spending a bit of time on the indoor bike.  We are all happy to see those Vic numbers coming down and are looking forward to seeing family and friends (and my hairdresser!) again soon.  Not long to go now.  

Take care, Sue


Super Simple To Just A Little Layered

This is a new blog feature I'm doing this year and it is especially for those beginners out there, who are just getting started with stamping or cardmaking.   Or for anyone after really super easy ideas for cards.  Plus a few ideas for if you have JUST a little extra time or supplies and want to add a layer or two. 

Here's our super simple card first with just a strip of the Everyday Enchanted patterned paper (free with $100 purchase), a coordinating cardstock base (this one is Poppy Parade) and a greeting punched with the Modern Label Punch.  The greeting is from Elementary Elegance - one of the SaleABration sets.

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 Now if you want to add just a little more layering  .....

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I've added some Poppy Parade matting plus an extra layer of Vanilla trimmed with the Scallop Trim Border Punch.  I also added some of the free SaleABration ribbon.  It is Calypso Coral but looked good on top of the Poppy Parade.  This ribbon is a sheer one and is very narrow.  (1/8" or 3.2mm wide.) 

If you choose this pack free with a $100 purchase you get 2 rolls of the ribbon - this one and Lucky Limeade, plus a container of 30 gorgeous brads.   Click here for details:   SaleABration Info.

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Let's see one more pair of cards today using another of the Everyday Enchantment DSP and Peach Parfait cardstock.   The greeting here is from Short and Sweet - a great set to have in your collection.  And there's one of those brads I was talking about.

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Next up, let's add just a little layering ..... 

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I've used the Postage Stamp punch, another brad, plus I've added layers of Very Vanilla and Soft Suede.  An easy way to add a little texture is to distress (or rough up) the edges of the cardstock.  You can use a distresser (there's one on the cutting kit) or the edge of an old pair of scissors. 

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Tip:  Want to know a secret?  Distressing an edge is a great option if you cut your matting layers and find you've gone a bit crooked when you stick them all together!  Just rough up that edge and you can hide a bit of wonkiness. 

Stop by again during the year for more Super Simple To Just A Little Layered cards.    Hope you like them.

Cheers, Sue