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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Corresponding Cards

I always have pieces of random paper laying around from making one thing out of it, so I try to come up with ways to use it for more than one card so that my paper stack doesn't get out of control. :)

Here's what you'll need for these two cards:
                                                    2 corresponding prints
                                                    1 sheet of plain corresponding color
                                                    white/cream paper
                                                    tan/white for card base (8 1/2 x11 sheet cut in half)
                                                    two brads

Here are the dimensions for this card:

Tan base: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" folded in half 
Large pink square: 5 5/16" x 3 5/8"
Large cream square: 5 1/16" x 3 3/8"
Small brown & pink squares: 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"
Pink rectangle: 4 3/8" x 1 1/2" (cut off corners)
Cream rectangle: 3 3/8" x 1 1/8" (cut off two corners)

Stamp or print a phrase on the cream rectangle and push the brad through the end of the pink rectangle and then glue it all together a layer at a time.

This card was super easy.  Here's the dimensions for the paper:

Tan base: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" folded in half 
Brown striped: 5 1/2 " x 3"
Pink print: 5 1/2" x 1 1/2"
Pink rectangle: 2" x 3 5/8"
Cream rectangle: 1 5/8" x 3 1/4"

Cut the ribbon long enough to wrap it around the paper so that you don't see any fraying edges. It's easiest to use a small hole punch to punch a hole through the ribbon for the brad to go through, or use scissors to cut a small slit.  Then, line up the bottom of the ribbon with the bottom of the brown paper and use two glue dots to secure the ends of the ribbon to the back of the brown paper.  Glue the pink paper to the tan base and then glue the brown paper with the ribbon on to the tan (which will overlap the top of the pink).  I stamped a flower on the cream, but you could use a sticker or print off some clip art.  Have fun!


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