I wanted to share my cutting guides and some examples of a “Quick 6” set of cards that can be made with 2 sheets of decorative paper and a few embellishment. 🙂
This time I made mine with Countryside Comfort papers, but you can use any double-sided papers for a project like this!
For this project, I used:
- 6 pre-fab 4″x5.5″ white card bases with envelopes (from Michael’s) — If you’re cutting your own bases from cardstock, I included a second cutting guide for this at the end.
- 2 sheets of Countryside Comfort decorative paper
- 2 Everyday Sentiments words
- 4 “thankful” words cut out from brown cardstock with my Cricut
- Gem stickers from Mix & Match Neutral (recently became NLA, sorry!) and Royal Blue embellishment packs
- Foam Squares
- Precision Point Adhesive
- Tape Runner
- Custom Cutting System & Circle Patterns
- Border Maker System & Scallop Dot Cartridge
- 12-inch Straight Trimmer
Following the cutting guide here, cut two sheets of paper, starting with the circles, then the borders, and finally the straight cuts. You can stack your two sheets and do all your cutting at once!
When you punch the two border sides, they will overlap at the corner a bit–this piece isn’t used. Here’s a pic of the corner of the paper. You can see this particular border actually matches up pretty close at the corners!
You should end up with 6 pieces of each of these sizes:
- 1.5″ circles*
* If you’re worried about getting the circles right on the edge where you need them, you can cut smaller circles or use a punch shape that’s 1.5″ or less instead.
You’ll also have 4 border strips, 2 that are skinny (about .75″ wide) and 2 that are thick (about 1.5″ wide). Trim all of these strips to be 5.5″ long so you have a total of 6 border strips. If you like, you can also trim some of the wide strips down.
There will be a few little scraps leftover that are not needed for this project.
Now comes the fun part: Mix together all your pieces to find your favorite combinations!
Each card needs 1 5.25″x3.75″ piece, 1 5″x3.5″ piece, 1 circle, and 1 border strip. I adhered my large rectangle straight to the card base with Tape Runner and then used Foam Squares to attach my smaller rectangle on top of that. The Precision Point Adhesive is perfect for smaller embellishments like these words, and I’m SO HAPPY to have this awesome tool back with CM!
If you need to cut your card bases from 12×12 cardstock, here is the cutting guide I use. It creates 2 cards that fold on the long ends and 1 card that folds on the short end for each sheet of cardstock.
You may see advertisements below this blog post. Anything below this statement was not published by me, nor is its appearance on this page an endorsement of the advertised product, service, or information.