Saturday, December 4, 2010

A Re-Used Lay-out with Serene Snowflakes

I'm thinking snow again today - we woke up to a couple of inches of the soft fluffy white stuff on the ground with more on the way. 

Does this card look familiar? Just a few days ago I posted another card with exactly the same lay-out.  The other card used a stamp set called French Foliage and this card uses a stamp set called Serene Snowflakes. Its always fun to find a cute lay-out that works and then see how many different cards you can make using that same lay-out.     

BTW: the colors on this card are Concord Grape, Pacific Point and Marina Mist.

I'm so glad I own the square punches! Of course I could use my paper cutter to make the small squares, but it would be really hard to line up the images on those little squares.  Its so much easier to stamp first and then punch. AND, by using the punches I'm guaranteed a perfect sized colored frame around the white piece. If I am cutting those little pieces there is always a risk that my sides are not perfectly parallel.The Stampin'UP! square punches I used are the 1 1/4" and the 1 3/8".  Normally you make a layer a full 1/4" larger than the one it is framing but these punches create layers that are only 1/8" larger. Truthfully, this looks much better for these small squares. A larger frame would just look out of place.

So, start thinking about all your stamp sets.  How many different cards could you make with this lay-out?  Remember, the image does not have to fit fully in the little square. You can catch just a small part of the image.

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