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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:39 am 
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For my Showcase this week, I thought I'd share with you a few things that I keep in mind when I am making cards.

For this Card Set, I used the Grandmas' quilt paper from the Life is good range.

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From one sheet of 12x12 cardstock, I get two cards. I make my first cut at 8 1/2 and then cut that piece in half so I have two 8 1/2 x 6 pieces. The cut off piece, I keep close by just in case I want to use my nesties, stamps or punches for some detail.

I used to cut it to 11 and then in half again until I noticed that leaving it at 12, once cut and folded it was a better fit for the standard envelope. Cut at 11 it was a little short.

Lately for most of my cards I start of with a backing piece 4x5 3/4 as my first layer and build on it from there as I find having the card stock edge frames my card.

Seeing as I have the two card bases I will make a two card set and once I have decided on the materials and layout of one I will use the same materials on the other card and change the layout of the second.

Wonderful Friend Card 1
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Wonderful Friend Card 2
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With these two cards I changed the orientation of the nesties from landscape to portrait and then moved my feature from the top to the bottom.

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Stunning Cards Julie

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Oh Julies, you make it look so easy! i really love the way you have clustered these elements!

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Beautiful cards Julie!

I sometimes get 3 cards out of a 12x12 piece of cardstock. I cut at 4" and 8" and have the fold at the top of the card or do as you do.

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Your cards are gorgeous, Julie.

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wow - just beautiful - you cardies are just too clever! :P

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lovely Juile like the idea of similar but different :)


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Love your cards Julie.

Can you explain nesties to me please? I don't understand how they work?


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Beautiful cards Julie !!!

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Helen wrote:
Love your cards Julie.

Can you explain nesties to me please? I don't understand how they work?


Thanks Helen.

Nesties or Spellbinders are a die cut cutting system. They can be used in a cuttle bug, big shot and the old fashion sixxiz machine.

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Beautiful cards Julie.............looove that colour!

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