Sunday, April 13, 2008

Papertrey Ink Patterned Paper

I love pattern paper. In fact, I buy it ALL the time and have a hard time parting with it. As much as I want to keep this paper it is SO pretty that I need to see it in cards. Now whether I will be able to part with the cards is another story...LOL.

For this card I started by cutting a peice of Stamper's Select cardstock 4.25 (w) x 11 scoring it at 5.5. Then I cut off the bottom of one of the sides approximately 2.5 inches. Then cut 1 inch off the length of that piece. Next score that piece .5 of an inch from top to bottom of the 2.5 side. I then covered the square area of that peice with lots of delicious layers of the pink patterns paper. I added some machine stitching in brown, added the bow and attached it to the flap.

Next, I cut the inside card liner - 4 x 5.25 and glued it in. Adding the flap over the top with the .5 inch score to the right hand side. I also cut a strip of paper to cover the .5 inch piece.

On the other flap I cut a peice of thin paper (standard computer printer paper) to 2.25 (w) x 3.5 (L). I took small scraps (yes scraps...I wouldn't dare throw them away!!!) and attached them randomly trimming any excess. Once I was done I zig zagged all the seams with my sewing machine, again in the brown.

This next part was simply by fluke, I went to put the brads in the bottom left corner and discovered a new reason to love the small swiss dots. I pierced every other "dot" and had perfect placement of my brads, no measuring required!! Any shortcut suits me just fine.

I rounded all my corners, attached the bottom flap and made the oval tag. The sentiment is from the Mixed Messages Set. I also made a notch at the top of the bottom flap for top flap to fit into.

Last but not least, I added a piece of pattern paper to the inside of the bottom flap with notched corners to place a gift card.


  1. Great cards and I think your blog is wonderful.. Just happened upon it!

  2. Jewels,

    "Met" you tonight at the PTI Release party. I LOVE YOUR BLOG! Your work is fantastic. I totally understand the patterned paper addiction. :)

    Take care