The Most Amazing Thing Ever


I'm not even kidding.

Do you believe me?

Okay so I am kidding.  It's really not that amazing. It's not even revolutionary. But I did want to share with you three cards I made from one sheet of 12x12 cardstock.  I threw in some other embellishments and patterned papers but thought I'd show the dimensions I cut my sheet of cardstock:

I used the pretty digital papers from the Watercolors kit by my pal Jen Martakis. Pretty colors aren't they? I wanted to use something colorful as opposed to the boring grid showing you where I cut. Each section was scored at the half way point. So, once folded you will have a card measuring 4 in x 6 in with it opening from the bottom, 4 in x 8 in and 4 in x 4 in. All are fun shapes and sizes to create with. I get so bored with the typical 4 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in size. Of course, I'll probably have to make my own envelopes and that's okay.

Here are the cards I ended up with:

4 x 8 (landscape)

4 x 4

4 x 6

I used pretty much the same supplies for each card. Love the Hometown Summer collection from Pink Paislee and, of course, I love my SRM stickers. For the 4 x 4 card I put the clear sticker on some cardstock and cut around the bird. Using pop dots, I added some dimension to make it appear like it was sitting on the banner.

Here are a couple of close-ups of that birdie and then the dimension of the 4 x 6 card:

Supplies: Paper, Banner Stickers: Pink Paislee, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Stickers: SRM Press, Bling: Recollections, Twine: Jillibean Soup, Pen: Uniball Signo

The great thing about these cards is they are all the same width which makes it easier for mailing and packaging. They fit nice and neat all on top of each other. I'm not lil' miss organized but that really does help the 5% of me that's on the anal side! 

Alright! TOMORROW is ever paper crafters favorite day - National Scrapbooking Day! I am so excited. Last year I didn't really do anything but this year I've declared it my day to be left along in my scrap area. I'm stocking up on snacks and food that don't require much cooking, etc. I've got projects I need to get done and I've got some fun challenges I want to take part in.  At the top right of my blog you'll see an image for the Creative Crop happening at Big Picture and Creating Keepsakes. Looks like it will be a ton of fun!
ALSO... tomorrow we are celebrating at Sketch Support with a blog hop. There will be prizes and inspiration galore. If you love Allison's sketch books, you won't want to miss the hop! (hint, hint) So hope to see you around the 'net tomorrow. If not, hope you still find time to be crafty this weekend. 

- Melissa