Friday, November 20, 2009

'Tis the Season (continued)...

As promised, today I'm going to share with you another card pattern from Wishes that will allow you to get at least 100 cards from one Level 2 Paper Packet.

Today's card is Lucky Layers from Wishes. With a little planning, you can get 100 of these cards from one Level 2 Paper Packet.

Pattern: Wishes - Lucky Layers
Jingle Level 2 Paper Packet
Stamps: December Word Puzzle (retiring), Snow Flurries
Inks: Tulip, Juniper
Accessories: White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack

Let me share with you how...

If you take a look at Close To My Heart's Level 2 Paper Packets, you might notice there tends to be 3 bold or more prominent patterns and 3 sublte or accent patterns in the Background and Texture Duos. And, since they are coming from the same paper packet, all patterns and colors are meant to coordinate with each other - LOVE that!

For this card, I used the Jingle Level 2 Paper Packet. If you look, you'll notice that the Presents, Ornaments, and Swirl Border B&T's make up your bold patterns. The Tulip Dots, Juniper Stars, and Stripes make up your subtle patterns. You get 2 sheets of each pattern - for a total of 12 B&T papers!

Take your 6 bold patterns and cut pieces 1 1/4" x 5 1/2". Watch how you cut, so your patterns will be running the correct way. You should get 18 pieces per paper, or 108 pcs per packet.

Now, take your 6 subtle patterns and cut pieces 3/4" x 5 1/2". Again watch how you cut (especially the stripes) so your patterns will run the correct way. You should get 32 pieces per sheet.

Then, take your colored cardstock and cut pieces 1/2" x 5 1/2". You should get 52 per sheet, so you won't need all of it.

Cut your White Daisy cardstock at 1" x 2 3/4". You should get 48 per sheet, so again, you won't need all of it.

Assemble card as shown in pic (I think you can click on it and make it bigger). I used the big snow flourish from Snow Flurries stamped in Juniper ink for the top portion of the card to fill in some of the white space. Stamp your sentiment (here, from the December Word Puzzle) on the 1" x 2 3/4" White Daisy. Sponge the edges to make it pop off the card and give the illusion of a mat.

And viola - you have 100 cards from one Level 2 Paper Packet - with minimal pieces and stamping!

Until next time...

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