Do you hoard that precious paper away? Occasionally pulling it out and admiring it and stroking it. Maybe just maybe you might cut it. Oh boy that’s tough isn’t it!
This week it’s all about paper. We are going to cut that paper that you have piling up. You know if you use it then you can go and buy more of the pretty stuff. 🙂
Today’s card is getting that angle on your paper. I normally don’t do angles. They don’t sit well with me. Everything has to sit straight and even. I am trying to let go a bit more and throw caution to the wind – and angle things up.
So let’s check out this gorgeous paper Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper and cut it on an angle. I did give a sneak of these cards last week but I will tell you about them now.
Whether you use this gorgeous paper or another of the gorgeous papers Stampin’ Up! has, the idea is the same. You don’t need a lot of stamping with these cards as you can let the paper be the star.
Another great benefit to creating this type of card is that you get to make 2 cards at the one time.
TO CREATE YOUR ANGLE
1. From your 12″x 12″ piece of Designer Series Paper you will cut a strip of paper. Which way you cut will depend on which way the pattern lies on the paper but for the most part you will cut it vertically but just check first. The width you cut will be just slightly smaller than your card base. For metric you will cut your paper 10.1cm wide. For the US I think your card base is slightly wider at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. You just want a small margin around each side so cut your paper to this size, (4″ but just double check).
2. Then from this long strip of paper, cut 2 pieces at 14.4cm (approx. 5 1/4″).
3. With these 2 pieces you have cut, flip one over and put them together. You can cut them both at the same time which will mean you get the same angle making it so much easier.
4. To cut the pieces put them together and place them on your paper trimmer with the long side along the top and the left hand end at approximately the 3 cm mark (1 1/4″). Tilt your paper to angle it slightly. The angle is really up to you. When you are happy with the angle then cut the papers.
5. You can now separate the papers. You will have 2 large sections which will be for the top. Take the 2 narrow bottom angled pieces and swap them over to mix them with the tops.
6. Assemble your cards as you like. I have added a strip of ribbon with the gorgeous Lemon Lime Twist and the Powder Pink Finely Woven Ribbon. I have then finished the cards with the sentiments from Oh! So Eclectic cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Ovals and Squares Framelits. I also added some diecuts with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.
This gorgeous Whole Lot of Lovely DSP is one of the packs available this month for the Buy 3, Get One Free! There are some beautiful prints in this pack. Well really all of them. 🙂
It’s only a couple of weeks left for this promotion to get your free paper.
Stop by again and we will see some more fun ways of using that paper.