Have you ordered Stampin' Up!'s Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper from the 2015 Occasions catalog yet?  Well you might need to after you see the cards we made at my Painted Blooms class last Saturday.  We made 8 different cards from one sheet of paper!  I will be focusing my posts this week on those cards.  Here are the first two cards we made:
Card 1:

Painted Blooms Class Stampin' Up! Maine Demonstrator

I used Crazy About You Bundle (#138873, $42.25 photopolymer) for the sentiment and Butterfly Basics Bundle (#138865, $41.50 photopolymer) for the Butterfly.
and Card 2:

#PaintedBlooms Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Class

I used Sassy Salutations from Stampin' Up!'s  Annual catalog for the sentiment, along with the in-Color Sequins.


I took the sheet that is pictured in the Occasions Catalog on Page 18 ( #137784, $10.95) and cut it as follows:
1.  First cut 1 1/2" off the bottom of the 12" x 12" paper (this is where all the stems are).  Now cut this bottom strip at 5 1/2" and at 11". You will have 2 pieces 5 1/2" x 1 1/2" and a scrap. You will use these two pieces on two of the cards I will post this week.
2. Next take your 12" x 10 1/2" piece and cut on the 12" end at 4", 8" and 12" you will have 3 strips 4" x 10 1/2".
3.  Cut these 3 strips in half at 5 1/4".  You will now have 6 pieces measuring 4" x 5 1/4".
4.  On the 3 cards that I used a mat behind the Designed Paper, I trimmed 3 Designer Paper pieces down to 3 3/4" x 5".  Do not cut it yet, wait until you see all 8 cards  and I will note which pieces need to be trimmed down.
Both of the above cards used Designer paper trimmed down to 3 3/4" x 5".

More tomorrow ….

 

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