Today's card PLUS a tutorial


Have you ever needed a card fast? Who hasn't! Here is a simple technique to create layering pieces for making 8 cards with just 2 pieces of cardstock & 8 card bases. Simply adhere these pieces to the card bases and you're set! Today's card was created using pink piroutte, pool party and confetti white papers and inks and stamps from the asian artistry set. The tutorial will let you in on how to make 8 of these in less than 15 minutes!! How awesome is that?! cheeky

So, here is the tutorial for portrait oriented cards::

CARD BASES (Portrait Orientation)
You need 4 sheets coordinating 8.5x11, cut @ 5.5” & scored & 4.25” for 8 bases

COLORED CARDSTOCK (Matting pieces)
Cut your cardstock in half lengthways to 4 1/4" x 11".
Cut those 2 resulting pieces in half to become 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Cut those 4 resulting pieces in half to become 4 1/4" x 2 3/4"
You will now have 8 pieces of colored cardstock

NEUTRAL CARDSTOCK (Focal pieces)
Cut your cardstock to 8 1/2" x 10" (save this 1.5” strip)
Then cut again to 8" x 10" (save this ½” strip)
Cut this 8x10 piece in half lengthways to 4" x 10"
Cut those 2 resulting pieces in half to become 4" x 5"
Cut those 4 resulting pieces in half to become 4" x 2 1/2"
You will now have 8 pieces of neutral cardstock

NEXT: Use punches on the COLORED cardstock because you will be layering the NUETRAL pieces over those & no one will ever see the cutout part, and you save paper! You can also use border punches & embossing folders, etc.
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