Tuesday, October 4, 2011

13 Cards from 1 Sheet!

Well, maybe 2 sheets plus the base cards and some other bits and pieces!

I found this 12 x 12 Christmas paper from Pavlova Papers in my stash a couple of weeks ago and thought I would see how many Christmas cards I could make using this sheet of paper. I also used a 12 x 12 sheet of green American Crafts card as an option for layers underneath the Christmas paper.

As you can see from the pictures, I also used additional cardstock to provide embellishments and layers other then the red and green. However, I did use the Christmas paper on every card and ended up with just a few little scraps left over.

The stamps I used were from my own collection of many stamps, including Montarga, Stampers Anonymous, Rubbadubbadoo and others.

I used some Nellie Snellen dies (Christmas Trees) and Spellbinders Nestabilities (deckled rectangles, ovals and scalloped ovals) and a Tim Holtz On the Edge die.

This was a fun exercise for me because it made me think about different ways I could use smaller bits of paper. It also helped me to get started with making my Christmas Cards!

In making these cards, I used 1 sheet of 12 x 12 christmas paper, 1 sheet of 12 x 12  green American Crafts cardstock, 13 red base cards (A5) and 4 pieces of A5 cream card, some ribbon, embossing powder, inks and brads. I estimate the cost of making these cards to be about $6 (NZ). Not too bad really, especially if you are on a budget!!

1 comment:

Shairon said...

Gosh, well done you on getting so many beautiful Christmas cards made and out of one sheet of paper and embellies! I can't even begin to think of Christmas till early December! x