Pattern Paper & Mass Produced Cards

March 23, 2008 - 6:00am

Easter Card

Difficulty:
Difficulty 1/5 (1/5)

Supplies

  • White card stock
  • Adhesive
  • Paper cutter
  • Various colors of ink
  • Glitter
  • Sentiment Stamp

Instructions

  1. I love making my own pattern paper. It's really easy to do. I take one stamp and stamp in each of the corners and then fill in the empty spaces starting from there.
  2. I fill in my whole paper (I used 8.5" x 11" for this project) making sure to use various colors and various size stamps. Keep in mind that you are only going to use a small portion of the paper on one card and you want to be sure it doesn't look too sparse.
    Easter Card
  3. I then cut my paper in half at 4.25".
  4. Then I cut those two pieces in half at 2 1/8".
  5. Now Now cut each strip into 5.5" lengths.
  6. I cut the black paper 5.5" x 2.5" for this card.
  7. Mount the pieces together and add a sentiment stamp.
  8. Next (if you are like me) load the card with glitter! I added dots of glitter to the card in some of the open places to make it look more complete. You could always add glitter to part of your pattern, too.
    Easter Card
    Easter Card
    Easter Card
  9. I used a couple stamps and stamped a sentiment on the inside of the card. It makes it easier if you are mass producing cards.
    Easter Card
  10. With this piece of paper, I made 8 cards. I did this twice to make 16. I was sending out just a few cards this year.
    Easter Cards

I used a similar technique for these cards and these cards, too I even used the same stamp set!

Enjoy! Have fun with this and I would love to see your creations. Making this paper is great for any type of occasion! Have a Happy Easter as well!

Andi

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Cute!

Posted by Lorie (not verified) on March 23, 2008 - 8:24am

Cute paper, great idea, lovely cards! Easter blessings to you and your family Andi!

Great tutorial! Your cards

Posted by Jen (not verified) on March 24, 2008 - 10:32am

Great tutorial! Your cards came out great!!! I *love* the colors!