Saturday, May 26, 2012

Memorial Day Sketch Blog Hop!

Hey, OWH Hoppers!

Today's cards feature OWH card sketch #28.


True to form, I set up a paper cutting diagram so that I could use just three sheets of 8.5x11 paper to make three standard cards with interchangeable pieces. It's my policy to have as few scraps as possible, and this cutting formula is no exception!

Watch a how-to video with added tips and techniques.

Download your formula's cutting instructions here.
Stamps: "The Best Things In Life" -- Club Scrap Tahiti Unmounted Borders & Backgrounds
"Happier Than a Bird with a French Fry" -- Club Scrap Full Circle Unmounted Greeting

I'd love to see what you make with this fun formula. I know that the cuts can seem a bit challenging if this is your first time exercising those "measuring muscles," but it gets easier with practice. It's worth the effort. Try practicing the first round of cuts with some scrap paper until you've got the hang of it. Let me know how it goes!



83 comments:

  1. Love all the different ways you used the same sketch. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

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  2. This is wonderful Tricia, terrific job!!

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  3. I love them all and have this bookmarked to come back and try your formula.
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  4. Great cards and thanks for the free download.

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  5. These are all fabulous, love the layouts...

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  6. I love that you have a way of minimizing the scraps (I just can't throw bits of paper away, seems to wasteful.) Thank you for sharing a technique to address scraps. :)

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  7. Great cards and a wonderful sketch! I will be headed back here to check out the video. Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

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  8. Wow! I love your video! That is something I've tried to do but not as efficiently and expertly as you! Beautiful cards and paper. Thank you for supporting OWH!

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  9. Tricia, these cards are great. And you picked some of my favorite sayings.

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  10. Tricia, great cards and you used some of my favorite sayings!

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  11. What a great way to minimize scraps!

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  12. I love the versatility you've shown with using this sketch, and I love all those fantastic sentiments too! Note to self * minimize scraps!

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  13. Love how you created so many different looks with one sketch. Your sentiments are great.
    http://www.nutsandcats.blogspot.com/

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  14. Wonderful cards, Tricia! And a super video to boot! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. WOW. I have never made more than one card at a time. That is why I have tons of 'junk' scraps that I end up never using. This is super. You have inspired me to do better! Thank you.

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  16. Bookmarked to come back to view the video - I need all the help I can get with those scraps and the best help of all would be not to have so many! Thanks for sharing

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  17. Oh my gosh - I love the sentiments you used!
    Mary, Wausau WI

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  18. This is one of my favorite sketches too, it takes planning and precision and that can be a challenge in itself. You've executed it nicely!

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  19. Great cards, and great ideas about how to get the most out of your supplies!

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  20. Well done! Love love love what you've taught us here...maybe now the Scrap Wrangler won't have to go tackle people who keep so many little bits :) :) :) heehee! Thanks for hopping with OWH!

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  21. Great take on this sketch and especially nice to see the variations too. This is a great choice for cards where a sentiment is the focal point like these. Nice work! Thanks for joining in the Memorial Day hop and for supporting OWH.

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  22. Oh my stars, I love the sentiments you used so darn cute!

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  23. Great cards! Thanks for the tutorial! Thanks for your support to OWH and for hopping with us today.

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  24. Great cards, lovely sentiments. Thanks for being part of the hop!

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  25. Cute cards. Thanks for the tutorial.Thanks for hoppin' with OWH. craftycolonel.blogspot.com

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  26. I love OSW cardmaking (well, in this case, it was 3SW cardmaking). I had to pause in my hopping to download the PDF and watch the video. We can always count on you, Tricia, for efficiency and beautiful design. Thanks for your participation in the hop and support of the troops.

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  27. great cards, love how you used the same sketch and papers but all 3 cards have their own look

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  28. Cute card-- I adore that sentiment--hehe! Super cute!

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  29. LOVE these cards -- the colors and sentiments are fabulous! The thought of a bird with a french fry brought a big smile and a few memories!

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  30. Thanks for another great post!

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  31. Great cards and tips for cutting them. Thanks for the video and download.

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  32. Love my tonic trimmer too. Thank you for showing how to do this technique. I am making cards today using your video. Thank you for support OWH.

    I really liked the video you did on stamping for us a few weeks ago.

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  33. Love how you do many cards with hardly anything left over - waste not, want not! Thanks for participating in the OWH Bloghop!

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  34. Love each and every one of your cards Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Loved the trio video! Thank you!

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  36. Great cards, and can't beat an ALCM + video!

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  37. As usual, everything you makes inspires me! Thank you!!

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  38. Great cards and the tutorial reminded me of watching my Mom cut pattern pieces out of fabric - never a scrap wasted if she could help it. Great video!

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  39. Great takes on the sketch. Happy Memorial Day weekend. Hugs

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  40. I have to come back and try your formula - scraps are tough to deal with!

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  41. Thanks for sharing these great cards from one sketch, and the tutorial on making best use of the paper.

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  42. Love your inspiring ideas!!!

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  43. Minimizing scraps is the way to go- no need to feel the guilt of tossing them or take up space to store them until we use them. Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Oh, my goodness, I love the toilet paper sentiment! Thank you for the tips on paper cutting efficiency. Thank you too for supporting our Troops and OWH!

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  45. Great tutorial! I loved the part where you said you mathmatically figured out.... my bells went off! Yay! Thank you for sharing and being a part of OWH blog hop!

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  46. Love those sentiments! I didn't know there was a stamp with "Life is like a roll of toilet paper"...I always quote that but didn't know where it came from!

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  47. Beautiful colors and layouts for this sketch! Your support for Operation Write Home means a lot. Thank you!

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  48. What a great idea! I don't mind scraps so much, but I love the way you've quickly made 3 cards that have design and depth. They look like they took much longer!

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  49. That is WICKED cool!! I love efficiency and I hate scraps so I will definitly be back to follow this tutorial. Thanks for sharing your knowledge...

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  50. Like Nancy, I never make more than one card at a time, but now that I bought my Tonic Trimmer, I think I'll be more likely to, because for the first time in about fifteen years I have one that actually cuts straight! (Or lets me, aka crooked girl, cut straight, because I'd even screw up paper on the big one with the laser line.) I LOVE what you did with all the cards. The paper choices are so bright and cheerful and the sentiments great. That last one made me lol!

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  51. LOVE your interpretation of the sketch, especially the third card being rotated to a horizontal orientation (and that sentiment made me chuckle). Thanks for the video and the cutting diagram.

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  52. Love the papers you used great job! TFS :)

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  53. Beautiful cards and papers! Love the cutting download and tutorial. Thank you for all the great tips and for supporting OWH!

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  54. Love love love these sentiments!

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  55. great cards - love the sentiments also - guaranteed smiles by all these cards touch thanks for being part of our hop

    Barb Housner

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  56. Great cards, as usual!!! Good idea to vary the positioning of the three stripes!

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  57. Thanks for the cutting guide! I rarely make just one card at a time...Nice take on that sketch!

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  58. ..."happier than a bird with a french fry"... Bwaaa ha ha ha ha ha!!! Thanks for the laugh! I'm sure the sender and recipient of your card will have a similar reaction! :)

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  59. thanks for sharing cards and how you changed them up a bit each time. I need to watch your tutorial on cutting paper as I too hate to cut paper and have small pieces left over.

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  60. Thanks so much for sharing the cutting instructions for your cards. I saw the YouTube video for this earlier today and was hoping to find instructions. Glad I continued looking at the OWH blog hop entries and found this one. I love how 3 cards were made with the same papers while achieving slightly different looks. I also love the "bird with a french fry" sentiment, it makes for a great laugh!

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  61. Wow! What a great tutorial! That sketch looked too "complicated" for me, but your instructions make it look easy. Thank you so much!

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  62. Wonderful cards and I love love love those sentiments!! Thanks for sharing the video!!

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  63. Thank you for showing support to our Troops. Your beautiful efforts will be appreciated by so many. Honor Memorial Day!

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  64. Great cards! I especially like the sentiment on the first one. Thanks for the great tutorial as well.

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  65. Love the cards, thanks for the tips, they are greatly appreciated!!!

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  66. Loved your video and thank you for the template!!! These cards and the idea of not wasting paper to make them is sensational.

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  68. So versatile, love all the variations.

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  69. Great cards and I LOVE the stamps you used! Thanks for sharing the cutting video!

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  70. What great cards! Thanks for the video!

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  71. Wonderful cards! And I love how you made the cutting diagram!

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  72. Wonderful cards... thanks so much for sharing the "how to"... blessings ~ Pam

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  73. I will have to check that measuring thing out! Thanks for the great cards...love the sentiments!

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  74. Great template and cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  75. Those are great sentiments! TFS!

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  76. So enjoyed your tutorial and cards! Thanks for helping us, and have a wonderful holiday!
    jordanbev5@yahoo.com

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