Monday, January 27, 2020

Pick of the Week

Hi everyone!
It's my turn to share a Pick of the Week at The House that Stamps Built. The Repeat Impressions Stamps that I picked to showcase are:

It's that time of year, right?....the time when you scramble for a Valentine, or Anniversary/Wedding card...  I thought it would be fun to share a way to create several cards from on small square sheet!  Grab a cup of coffee, and we'll make some stuff!

Here's what I made from one 6" x 6" sheet of stamped & embossed cardstock:

Let's get started!

First you need a 6" x 6" square of patterned paper or cardstock (I chose cardstock!)

Next, choose your stamps. I wanted to make this an all over design, creating my own patterned paper, so I chose the heart from the Love Stencil set.

Stamp the image randomly all over your sheet, using Versamark Ink. I stamped about 1/4 of the sheet at a time, and sprinkled on my embossing powder as I went. Once all your images are stamped, and powder sprinkled on, heat emboss your sheet. It will look like this:

Isn't this pretty???

Next, cut your sheet as follows. I first cut a 4" strip, all the way down. 
Then I cut that into a 4" x 4" piece, which left a 4" x 2" section.
I neglected to photograph that I also cut the 4" x 4" square diagonally, forming two triangle shaped pieces.
Now, you are left with a 2" strip. 
Lay that on your trimmer with the long edge at the top. Cut at 3", 4", and 5".

Your sheet will now look like this:

You're ready to create!
Here are the 5 cards that I was able to create using these bits and pieces, and some fun and amazing Repeat Impressions stamps:

Ta-da, - Ta-done!

Wouldn't this make a nice gift set for someone?

Hope you will give this a try - it really is easy and fast, makes such a fun project! It's also a great way to use those scraps of cardstock that we tend to save ration hoard!!!

For this week only (Jan. 27-Feb.1, 2020), get 20% Off the stamps used in Patti's creation above when you use the coupon code POTW12720.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.


Glittered Paws said...

Great tutorial - amazing the things we can do with a simple piece of cardstock. Great variety in your cards. Will be trying this.

Lori m said...

Gorgeous cards and beautiful sentiments, hugs, Lori m

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are beautiful! Loving what you did with those hearts!!!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

All your cards are so well done and fantastic. Some cute ones and some on the more serious side but all are wonderful!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Oh, Patti!! These are so gorgeous. I am a fan of handmade DP and this is just so stunning. Everyone would like a card or card set.

Cheryl W said...

This is a great set of cards! Thank you, too, for your clear and concise instructions on how to cut the 6 X 6 paper to make it all work. I really need to give this a try, Looks like a lot of fun, and if my cards turn out half as nice as yours, I'll be a happy camper!

*Vicki* said...

Your silver embossed hearts over the dark background look so stunning first of all Patti! I just love your "one sheet wonder" pattern to make all of these fantastic card designs with it too! Brilliantly done and thanks for sharing your inspirtaion with us!! HUGS

Lena said...

Oh Patti, you're a star! Look how many gorgeous cards you made using that lovely paper! Wow! Thanks for sharing, my friend.
Have a great day.
♥ Lena
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