Crazy thing. I printed the OWH bonus sketches and selected #B-10 for my cards/formula of the day. (Thus, the super-fancy title of today's blog entry.) After completing my cards, I walked over to Kay Williamson's desk and saw a handful of 1x4" paper strips. Would you BELIEVE that of the 170+ sketches available, we chose the SAME one? Hello? It's a pretty great sketch! Keep that in mind when you hop to Kay's Keepsakes to see our different interpretations!
Before I get further, be sure to leave a comment for some blog candy! (Details below.)
Let's get started with our formula. I chose five different papers and a few rubber stamps from the Club Scrap Cape Cod collection.
- Trim each 8.5x11 paper horizontally at 5.5". Score one 5.5x8.5 horizontally at 4.25" and fold to create the card base.
- Cut the other 5.5x8.5 horizontally at 8.25, 6.25 and 4". Trim the 4x5.5 horizontally at 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1".
- Trim the 2.25x5.5 horizontally at 3.25".
- Cut the 2x5.5 horizontally at 5 and 3".
Once you've sorted all of the pieces into piles by size, place the card bases onto your work surface and arrange the components according to the sketch, alternating the colors.
I wanted to create a cohesive stamped background with my nifty Cape Cod images, so I came up with a way to stamp all five strips in one move with one image.
Place a piece of painter's tape horizontally on a Desk Blotter, sticky side up. The printed grid helps with alignment. Secure the tape with a small piece on each end.
Temporarily place the five 1" pieces side by side across the strip of tape.
Stamp with an image, remove the strips from the tape, and adhere to the card base in the same order.
So, check out the fun cards after final assembly . . .
Will you give this formula a try? Just take it step by step if you're new to this type of thing. You'll love it!
Leave a comment below, and I'll enter your name into a drawing to receive this gorgeous sheet of unmounted Cape Cod images from Club Scrap! Good luck, and have an awesome weekend.