Friday, February 27, 2015

21 "YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME" cards complete *w/measurements

The minute I seen this pattern paper in a Tuesday Morning store sometime last year, I just had to have it.  There is a whole bunch of sheets in a pack, double sided and they were only $1.99.   I have had it laying to the left of my desk for a week now and decided to make some cards using it.

I ended up with 21 all together. These are super easy to make ~ the ONLY time consuming thing is the banner and truthfully, you could just make that banner into a long rectangle and the cards would be just as nice.  I might do that next time.

I cut the banner pieces a little longer than I needed after the tails were cut. I would cut them two at a time to save some time, then cut each one down to 4 1/2" long.  I then adhered each one to a black panel and trim the top and the banner tails on it as well.

One banner down.. 19 more to go (I was putting together 20 cards this morning as I made the sampel one last night)

After the banners are all trimmed and put together, I'm ready to put these babies together.

Getting after it.. to get them put together!


card base:  8 1/2" x 11" scored at 4 1/4"

solid layer:  4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
pattern layer:  4" x 5 1/4"

solid layer:  2 5/8" x ...  not really measured, I cut them at 5 1/2" then after putting the pattern piece on, I trimmed it down.
pattern piece:  2 1/2" x 4 1/2" *note, that is after the banner tails are cut. I cut it more like 4 3/4" or 5" and then trim the tails, then cut the banner to 4 1/2"   hope that makes sense.

sentiment:  *this is determined by what size your sentiment stamp is, adjust accordingly
solid layer:  2 5/8" x 2 5/8"
pattern:   2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

card stock:  white, black
pattern paper:  Imaginisce *doesn't have a name on the strip at the end of the paper
stamps:  Stamps of Life Phrases2Say
ink:  Hero Arts Black
accessories:  Scor-Pal, Martha Stewart Heart Border Punch and Foam Tape Dots

Here's the sketch I used:

thanks for looking ~

have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them

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