Saturday, May 24, 2014

Memorial Day Blog Hop - New Formula



Hey, hoppers! I'm the "formula girl" and I've taken one of the wonderful OWH sketches and turned it into a one-sheet wonder, of sorts. It's actually a four-sheet wonder. Cut four sheets of 12x12" paper exactly the same way, and you'll get four cards with all of the prescribed nesting panels and minimal scraps.

I used OWH Sketch #215. Just look at all of those measurements! LOVE!


Time to use your smarts. Grab a 12" Paper Trimmer, select four different colors of 12x12 Paper and cut each sheet by following the step by step instructions below.



  1. Trim at 5.5". Cut the 5.5x12 horizontally at 11.25 and 8.5". Trim the 2.75x5.5 horizontally at 5".
  2. Cut the 6.5x12 horizontally at 11.5, 9, 6.25, and 3.25". 
  3. Trim the 3.25x6.5 horizontally at 6 and 4.75".
  4. Cut the 3x6.5 horizontally at 5.5 and 4.5".
  5. Trim the 2.75x6.5 horizontally at 3.75".
  6. Cut the 2.5x6.5 horizontally at 3.5".
  7. Score and fold the 5.5x8.5 horizontally at 4.25" to make a card base.
Note: The dotted line on the sketch indicates a score line. Pieces marked with an "x" are not used.

By now you have a whole mess of pieces. Organize them by size and color, and alternate colors to create the card bases and panels.

Here's where your creativity comes in. If you like the cute overalls image and sentiment, you can find it HERE at Club Scrap. The 12x12 Light Blue, Dark Blue and Kraft PAPERS came from Club Scrap's Dungarees collection.

I love Dazzles Round Jewel Stickers--all the pizzazz of a brad without the weight/dimension.
"Overall," each card is the same, with colors interchanged.
It's efficient to make four cards at a time. :)
I added a little bit of additional stamping to the Cream paper.

To those serving us abroad who can't be home grilling burgers in the backyard this weekend with the family, I think you're the best. Thank you to you and your family for the sacrifices you've made!

Hop along now . . .
Tricia

95 comments:

  1. Great formula and great cards, Tricia.
    Happy Memorial Day.

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  2. Very cute overall cards. I like the sketch and your formula.

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  3. Oh...adorable! Thanks for the formula. I may actually have time for this today :)

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  4. Love this formula. I'm going to print it up and use it. And that image with the overall sentiment - too cute.
    April

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  5. These are so awesome!! Love that overall sentiment!!

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  6. I love, love, love the overalls and your sentiment!!!!

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  7. These cards are adorable and I love the overalls and the sentiment that goes with it!!

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  8. I love Club Scrap. Thanks for the cutting directions. The cards are wonderful.

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  9. Wow, what a beautiful set of cards and you really are an efficient scrapper if you're getting that much out of your paper! LOL

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  10. Thanks for the formula. I love a good assembly line! I think I shall case your cards here and make them any hero cards this weekend.

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  11. LOVE the bib overalls :) so unique and FUN!

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  12. Thanks for the formula, sure helps,when making multiples! These are terrific cards!

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  13. Very impressive and economical...great idea for multiples. Saved your schematic. It definitely will be used

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  14. What a great pun and a truly winning formula. Thanks for showing the different uses of color.

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  15. "Overall" I love these cards! LOL So creative and using a formula to make them is great! I've got to try this one!

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  16. LOL - great "pun". Thanks for the formula - it's always nice to pump out some cards for OWH. I tend to be a one and done gal, meaning, no two are alike, but I think I should give this a whirl.

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  17. Thanks for sharing your formula. Love the pun and the coordinating paper.

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  18. I like that you used the same basic theme and changed it up a bunch! Neat pun!

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  19. Very impressed with the cards from this one sheet. I don't pull that off very well but always love to see how someone else does it. Cute stamp and sentiment.

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  20. Cute overalls image used on your cards. So many cards and all are awesome.

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  21. WOW! WHat a treat to get the page cutting idea! Thank you so much!

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  22. Yes! A one-sheet wonder tutorial! Thanks so much and thanks for sharing!

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  23. Thank you for the formula! I love getting a bunch of cards without a lot of leftovers. Your cards turned out darling with the overalls.

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  24. Great formula cards. Thanks for the page cutting tutorial.

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  25. I love these - creative cards and a super efficient use of papers. Love the image/sentiment combo too. Great job!!

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  26. How very efficient and creative of you! Thanks so much for sharing your formula :)

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  27. Thanks for the inspiration! Love those overalls!

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  28. Thank you for applying your cutting creativity to OWH Sketch #215. I have copied it and will save it along with the others from you I have saved. Keep up the good work!

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  29. This was so thoughtful of you to share the cut out pattern. You always like to get as much as you can from a sheet of dp. I absolutely love the image and will definitely be checking out the site. Thank you for all the inspiration.

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  30. very cute card. I love the measuring. I am printing that out now.thanks

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  31. I like the sketch and your formula. Cute cards that willl be greaetly appreciated.

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  32. Ooh, I thought I recognized a Club Scrap stamp! Love the wonderful vintage look of your cards!

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  33. Dang!! That is sooooo smart! These cards are so cute--the overall image is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing such a great way to organize, cut, and create.

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  34. Love that overall stamp!! Really cute cards.

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  35. That is so cute. Thanks for the 12x12 formula.

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  36. Wow! Thanks for the great instructions! I am SO going to try this!

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  37. Really cute cards. And, the math geek in me loved your "recipe" complete with measurements. :)

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  38. Wow! You are amazing! Great cards, and instructions! Thank you!

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  39. You're an efficient wonder! The overalls are so cute -- thanks for the formula.

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  40. Wow, these are great. I love the sketch you chose. Thanks for the tutorial for cutting the paper.

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  41. Great formula. I gotta pin that.

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  42. Eeeek! I'm stopping everything I'm doing right now and trying your formula. I've been stuck using scraps this week and this formula gives me the excusei needed to cut into some yummy 12×12's.
    Btw- Thank you for supporting OWH!

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  43. This is so great! I love the overalls and thank you so much for sharing your plan for making them as well.

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  44. Those overalls are so stinkin' cute! And I really like those jewel stickers; I have a hard time with brads being to bulky. I'll have to look for those!

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  45. Love the way to make 4 cards with the same plan and different color combinations. Too cute... love your cards!

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  46. The best part of your formula is that it's not one of those "make sixteen cards with one 12x12 sheet of paper" like some I've seen. This one uses large pieces of the paper, which will really help me use up paper faster. Thanks! I love all your cards!

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  47. What a great way to use my papers efficiently and what a wonderful stamp! Loving the vintage design.

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  48. Kimberley Martini YoungMay 25, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    Thank You for sharing your talents with the cutting formulas.

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  49. Tricia, thanks for another formula! Love the sentiment that goes with your overall's stamp. Thanks you for all your support of OWH!
    R/

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  50. I love the different variations of the same card. This image is so cute with that sentiment! You have been busy!! Thanks so much for sharing the template!

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  51. Wonderful formula to add to the collection! Love that it's using 12 x 12, for lots of layering...

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  52. Your cards show how successful your cutting formula is-- thanks for the directions and inspiration!

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  53. wow...great cards, great formula Thanks for the inspiration and measurements...going to try this for sure,

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  54. Nice group of cards and what a great image and sentiment combo! I know many OWHers have put your formulas to good use. Such a huge help for card kits! Thanks for joining in the hop this weekend and supporting OWH.

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  55. Tricia, wonderful cards, amazing use of every scrap of paper!

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  56. These are awesome! I love that fun sentiment!

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  57. I love One Sheet Wonders - great job on these and I love the sentiment and the stamp combo - so cute!

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  58. What a great idea. I love One Sheet Wonders too! Your cards are awesome

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  59. Great group of cards!
    Like all the layering and that
    you can make the same cards
    with one set of cuts!

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  60. Wow! Your cards are amazing, Tricia! I've never tried a One-Sheet Wonder, but now I'm inspired!

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  61. Great cards - can't wait to try your formula!

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  62. Thanks for the instructions. This is a great way to create great cards. Love the overalls!

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  63. I appreciate the diagram that shows how to cut out this card most efficiently.

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  64. Thanks for the diagram. Love your cards, too.

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  65. lovely lovely cards!!! Thanks for the sheet as well!

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  66. Love the overalls! Thanks for the sketch for cutting the papers! That is a super way to make 4 duplicate yet different cards! I learned a lot from you today!

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  67. Super job with creative use of paper. Keep up the good work.

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  68. Wonderful way to cut the paper and I appreciate your sharing it with us. I have lots and lots of 12 x 12 and you found such an efficient way to use it. Your overall stamp is adorable. Great cards!

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  69. How cool you are here on the hop! I really appreciate how you carefully work out the sheet numbers! This hop is SO fun!

    How cute are the overalls??? :)

    Thank for you for the directions, and sharing the cards!

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  70. Thank you for the easy directions to make some great cards! See you at the Dungarees Blog Hop! Have a great day and thanks for supporting OWH!

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  71. I love a good punny card! I think my favorite color combo is the second one--the overalls really look nice and faded and comfy! LOL

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  72. Thank you so much for sharing your formula with us! Love all of your cards.

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  73. Another fab-ulous formula, Tricia! Thank you for doing all the difficult math for us so we can just get down to what we want to do most--CREATE!

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  74. Tricia, you are so creative! OVERALL, I love a great PUN! :)

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  75. These are fabulous. I just love that stamp and sentiment. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  76. Great cards; TFS! I always LOVE the formulas, so thanks a whole big bunch for another one!!! RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM Nancy M

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  77. Always love your cutting formulas! And that stamped overall image is precious. I'm putting that on my wish list! Thanks for your support of OWH.

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  78. I love punny sayings! My fav is the overalls stamped on the red background, gives it almost a film negative look-too cool!

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  79. Great cards and love the OSW diagram. TFS

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  80. Hopping along, minding my own business and BANG!!, I gotta stop and try this! So, so, cool! http://cardsbycindy.blogspot.com/2014/05/blog-hop-inspiration.html

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  81. I always find it hard to make multiples of a card, but this formula should make it a lot more palatable!

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  82. Awesome cards! I really like the sentiment!

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  83. Great to have instructions/diagram for that card sketch--it's a doozy! Love the cards!

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  84. That image and sentiment are so cute. Thanks for the cutting instructions. It's the just thing I need to help me make multiple, yet different cards.

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  85. I missed your blog on my first go through, then found the link on Cards by Cindy, and so glad I did. I have GOT to try this this afternoon! Thanks

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  86. This is SO great! I'm going to hit my craft desk right now. Thanks for the formula. :)

    I love these cards.

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  87. Wonderful cards...may need to try that formula! Thanks for doing the head work!

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  88. Found your blog through Facebook and OWH. Love this! Going to try it out tomorrow. Your cards are lovely. Need to go check out that stamp because overall it is fabulous ;-)

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