Actually, you can probably whip out 8 to 12 of these cards in an hour! (Scroll down to see the other 5.) But, to be safe, I went with claiming six. Remember the line from the commercial, “It’s so easy even a caveman can do it?!” That pretty much describes this layout.
Another plus: It really stretches out a favorite piece of Designer Series Paper (hereinafter called DSP). One 12×12 sheet of DSP should yield 24-26 cards. To get 26 cards you will make your first cut at 5 1/4″, the second cut at 5 1/4″ again. This will leave you with a 1 1/2″ strip at the end. Trim down your 1 1/2″ strip to 1″ and then cut it into two 5 1/4″ pieces (you will have a small piece that you can save or discard). Then cut your two 5 1/4″ pieces of DSP into 24 1″ strips. You now have enough 1″ x 5 1/4″ strips of DSP to make 26 cards using this layout! But, I digress a little…
The 1″ x 5 1/4″ of DSP is layered on the bottom of a piece of 4″ x 5 1/4″ Whisper White card stock. After this step is done, then you can stamp your flowers off to the right. Then stamp your BIG & BOLD greeting/sentiment to the left of your flowers. Once the sentiment is placed, you can stamp the butterfly. The flowers and butterfly color with just a few strokes of the markers so that goes pretty quick (confession: I’m not a big fan of sitting and laboring over coloring). It is hard to see in the photo, but after coloring the butterfly, the small part of the wing has been highlighted with a touch of gold using Wink of Stella.
Once your cards are all colored, you can layer this on a piece of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ coordinating card stock which can then be layered on a whisper white card base of the same size. I haven’t really referenced colors here too much, as this can be done with any DSP and the colors may be different. The beauty of using DSP is you can pull the color combo right out of the DSP and all of our DSP has its color combo listed in the catalog and has a coordinating card stock pack adding to the convenience.
Below are all the other different cards that I made in one quick sitting:
As you can see, I have covered 4 different occasions with 6 cards made from one easy layout! For your convenience, I have listed the products that I used below. (Please note that the items priced at 0.00 are Sale-A-Bration items. A $100 order placed by March 31st will get you both of these items for FREE! The Happy Birthday set is a Stampin’ Rewards set and may be purchased at the bargain price of $9 with a $150 order! A $150 order would also allow you to select one more FREE Sale-A-Bration item!) If you purchase the suggested items shown below, you will have an $150 order!
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