Do you ever have a lot of odd size pieces of paper on your craft table or in your scrap pile? I know I do. This is one of my favorite cards to make with leftover pieces and parts. It is a great layout because all different patterns come together to make a beautiful card.
Here is what you need:
2 pieces of patterned paper 2" x 1 1/2", best if 2 different patterns for this size
2 pieces of patterned paper 3" x 1 1/2"
2 pieces of Patterned paper 4 x 1 1/2"
2 pieces of patterned paper 4 1/2" x 1 1/2"
1 card base: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
2 mats (same color but not the same as the card base) 5 1/4" x 4", and 5" x 3 3/4"
2 layered circles with the smaller one white- for your sentiment
liquid glue (Multipurpose Tombow is my favorite) and silicone mat
scissors, paper trimmer, and dimensionals
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To begin, you will cut all 8 of your rectangles of patterned paper into two triangles by putting the top right corner and bottom left hand corner in the channel of your trimmer as shown in the photo below (right) until you have what is pictured in the photo on the left.
Now, lay the smaller mat (5" x 3 3/4") on your silicone mat and make a small "x" with a pencil, 1 1/2" from the left edge and 1 3/4" down from the top. This is the spot where you will try to have all the narrow points of the triangles line up.
Begin to lay out the triangles with the points on the "x" and work your way around the mat. Make sure to vary the pattern and that your triangle reaches off the edge of the mat. After you have laid them all out, go back and glue them in place. It's okay if the triangles over lap on the "x" as that will be covered by the circles. Then, when the glue is dry, flip the mat over and trim around the edge of the mat with your scissors.
Now glue the triangle piece on the larger mat, centering it with a small border all the way around. That piece is then adhered to the card base.
Stamp your sentiment on the white circle and layer it on the slightly larger circle. Pop this up with dimensionals on the front of the card, covering the spot where your triangle points meet.
If desired, stamp an "inside" sentiment on a mat and add it to the inside of the card. Don't forget to add a stamp to your envelope!
I hope that you enjoy making this type of card as much as I do! It never fails to bring a smile to my face!
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