Between moving offices last week (temporarily due to remodeling) and the holiday weekend, little time was left for crafting with the Dungarees Lite kit from Club Scrap. Good thing everything coordinates, because I just had to pull out a few sheets of paper, get cutting, and I had the perfect card for my friend.
The Dungarees kit is great for masculine cards. The stamps and dies are from my extensive stash. I just love that ruler washi tape, and I think it looks great layered on the Navajo washi tape. I joined the pennant craze and made a sort of medal for my recipient. Ribbon is also from the Lite kit.
When I'm in a rush (or just want quick card bases) this is the cutting formula I use:
- Trim paper at 7.25" and 7" (the two vertical lines in the sketch above)
- Rotate the 7" x 12" piece 90 degrees and cut at 10"
- Take the 4.75" x 12" piece, rotate 90 degrees, and cut at 6.75"
I did that with the Russet, Light Blue, Dark Blue, and Cream from the Dungarees kit. I end up with a card base, mat for the card (or light panel for the inside of a dark card) and nice scraps that I can work with. I like to use three or four colors so I have options for mixing and matching.
For this card, the cream paper became my card base. The light blue "leftover square" became my focal mat. The Russet photo mat nests nicely on top of the light blue piece (any of the photo mats fit perfectly on the large mats). The remaining "scraps" were used to create the banners and other die cut pieces.