I have a problem – I love a bargain and I especially love a bargain on a pack of 12×12 paper. Tuesday Morning is still my hook up for these – I can generally find packs of 25 sheets for $1.99. Needless to say, I have a great many packs of paper. I need to figure out ways to use the paper up.
I was goofing around on Saturday and realized I’d made 24 cards in about 2 hours.
For these cards, I cut 4.25″ x 5.5″ bases from my Flecs paper. If there is one thing that I consistently use it’s a flecked paper. Then I found double sided 12×12 sheets that had a bold side and a subdued lighter side. I cut 2 strips of paper 5.25″ tall. I then cut those 4″ wide. This gives me 6 pieces plus a 1.5″ x 12″ strip. To help with compulsive paper hoarding, I generally recycled those but they could be cut into smaller pieces to make a 7th card. I cut the 6 pieces into 2 pieces at the 3″ mark. The wider piece then gets put on the card pattern out, the narrow piece goes on lighter side out. Construction is easy and the card ends up simple but lovely.
Xerox Flecs, Crate paper North Pole Collection Scarf. Sentiment is TPC Studio Whimsy in Memento Rich Cocoa.