Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Great Card Layout from Live at 5!





My Live at 5! on Monday October 2nd, I showed my new favorite card layout. I have been using it quite a bit as it is easy, and really is a good way to showcase our DSP. The best part of this layout? You can get 12 pieces out of one 12x12 inch sheet of DSP Designer Series Paper, which is on special right now for B3G1 FREE.

Plus this layout can go several ways, fold on the left, opening on the right, fold on the top, opening on the bottom, or fold on the bottom, open up on top (have not made one yet). Orrrr, maybe I will have to try this, make it an envelope with card liner that slides out for a greeting. Hmmmm, thinking...

Tools needed: Simply Scored by Stampin' Up!, maybe your Big Shot Die Cutter

  1. Score your cardstock base at 5 1/2" by placing it so the short side run sideways across the top of your Simply Scored. 
  2. Cut your card base on the long length at 4 1/4" and again. You can get two cards out of the one full sheet. You will see that the back of the card forms your standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card size.
  3. Cut Your DSP Designer Series Paper to 2 3/4" x 4, you get 12 pieces per sheet. Make sure it is facing the direction your card faces (see above on layout ideas). 
  4. Cut your card liner to 4 x 5 1/4"
  5. Stamp on your card liner (optional).
  6. Create your focal point, greeting, image or other. I find circles and ovals and scallops work the best for this part, but knock yourself out. Best to use at least two layers. It should be at least 2" in diameter or the whole card will look off balance.
  7. Adhere your papers - card liner, DSP.
  8. Adhere your focal point together.
  9. Place your adhesive, to adhere your focal point, on the card, rather than the object. I found after making a number of these layouts that is the way to make sure you get the glue or tape only where you need it. 
  10. Add your embellishments - rhinestones, bows, buttons, etc.

DSP Designer Series Paper sale runs all October. Shop Now!

Thank you for stopping by. Do not forget I am LIVE on Facebook Mondays Wednesday, and Friday at 5! CST Link to page.

Keep being your creative best, Sandy

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

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