Wednesday, July 31, 2013

OWH Sketch #183 Meets Wisteria


It's Wisteria Blog Hop time! It's also high time for a card making sketch, don'tch'ya think?

Susan S. over at the Operation Write Home Blog posted this sketch for the weekly challenge. I really liked the arrangement of elements and thought it would pair well with the Wisteria Unmounted Greeting and Art Nouveau stamps.

Operation Write Home Sketch #183
Wisteria Unmounted Greeting
Wisteria Unmounted Art Nouveau
Grab one plain Wisteria 12x12 in Ivory, Dark Purple and Light Purple and follow the cutting instructions below for each sheet.

1. Trim at 8.5. (Place the paper into the trimmer with the grain running left to right for easy folding.)
2. Cut the 8.5x12 horizontally at 11".
3. Trim the 1x8.5 horizontally at 4.25".
4. Cut the 3.5x12 horizontally at 11.25, 9.5 and 4.75".
5. Trim each 3.5x4.75 vertically at 2.5".
6. Cut the 1.75x8.5 horizontally at 1.75".

Score each 8.5x11 vertically at 4.25" and cut horizontally at 5.5" to form six card bases. (Scoring first saves time . . . only three sheets to score rather than six cards!)

I also incorporated six 4x5.25" panels trimmed from the 8.5x11 Wisteria Club Stamp Print. Oooh . . . that's a beauty.

Sort and arrange the pieces into card-making piles and assemble them according to the sketch. I had fun choosing embellishments from my nifty storage tray to finish the cards.

Check out how these lovelies came out . . .

(I trimmed apart the "happy birthday" from the UM stamp sheet into two separate words so that I could stack them onto the mounting block and fit onto the square panel.)

Your next stop on this wild Wisteria ride is at Hetty's place in the Netherlands, Craft Chaos. If you're lost and want to start at the beginning of this extravaganza, head back to Club Scrap Creates!

Thanks for hopping!


  1. Tricia! Your cards are Wisteria perfection--love them! I love your style.

  2. Wonderful cards, for a wonderful purpose and they are all beautiful. Loving the sketch!

  3. Great way to get many cards done in one sitting. I just LOVE the colors in this kit. Your cards a wonderful.

  4. Oh my goodness I love that stamp! Did I say I love that stamp?

  5. You know how much I love these ALCM instructions! Thanks for sharing Tricia and your cards turned out so pretty! Love the little square of dots stamp with the sentiment, adds just that little extra something to your card.

  6. Gorgeous cards and a really great formula. Been wanting one using 12x12s!!

  7. Yay, another awesome card formula!!!! What beautiful cards...

  8. Wow where do I start...
    1. Great idea cutting apart the happy birthday-one of those duh moments for me for sure!!
    2. Now I know how to properly ink the Wisteria plant, wish I had known, probably should have checked the rap (duh again)
    3. Another formula-yea! A formula using 12x12 yea!
    4. Yes the little square of dots really adds something here!

  9. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing

  10. I love formula and it work great with the Wisteria kit.

  11. I love the idea of a card set or collection, this makes a great little gift.

  12. Wow never knew you could get so much from a 12 x 12 sheet.

  13. LOVE these formulas based on the OWH sketches...another great batch of cards, Tricia!

  14. Thank you so much for this tutorial and a huge thanks for the sketches! It is so effortless to make the cards when I only need to follow the instructions!

  15. mmm mmm yummy cards...great colors and the design is awesome...

  16. Love these OWH ALCM sketches. This is a keeper. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Thanks, Tricia. I am looking at my club pizza box and feeling so inspired!

  18. Love how your cards turned out Tricia! Thank you for another great sketch.

  19. A beautiful collection of cards, Tricia! Thanks for sharing your efficient assembly technique!