Try this Stack and Whack method of cutting your Designer Series Paper (DSP) to make four cards at one sitting!
This method will work for any occasion throughout the year, not just the holidays!
2 sheets of 8 ½” x 11” cardstock cut for Card bases – 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
Layer 1 (1 sheet cardstock, cut into 4 pieces) – 4” x 5 ¼” each
Layer 2 (4 different but coordinating DSP) – 3 ¾” x 5” each plus some scotch tape.
Tag no larger than 2 ½” with greeting of your choice.
Cut your envelope flap paper 2 1/2″ x 6″, glue to exterior envelope flap and trim off excess.
Paper Trimmer, clear blocks, bling, and other tools you normally use in your paper crafting.
Here’s how to do the fun part!
Stack all 4 pieces of your chosen Designer Series Paper neatly together. Using your paper trimmer, hold the 4 pieces together and make a diagonal cut to create the triangle shape for the lower left corner. Keep holding the stack nice and neat. Next cut is the one that goes from the triangle cut to the right upper side. Last cut is the remaining portion, cut in half as shown in the photo.
The next step is to start with the left triangle corner piece and lay each one of those pieces out as a start of a new card. Then take the next pile and deal like a deck of cards starting at the 2nd card and finishing with the first card. Next pile starts at card 3 and finishes at card 2. The last pile starts at card 4 and finishes at card 3. You should end up with 4 different paper designs on each of the four card fronts.
What I did was scotch tape each of the four pieces of DSP from the back side together to make sure the edges aligned. After the pieced layer is perfect you can use a Stampin’ Write marker in a coordinating color to hand draw zig zag stitching lines on the front as shown.
Then adhered the entire piece to the colored cardstock layer. Attach those two layers to the card base flat.
Decide what you want to use for the greeting from the stamp sets you own. See what saying will fit in a die or punch. Then stamp the sayings and die cut or punch your shape out and raise the greeting up on dimensionals. Add some coordinating bling if you have some. Remember to use an odd number, like 3, to make the card look finished.
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