12 cards – no stamps/dies

I have TWELVE cards to share with you today! And all 12 card fronts were designed around just ONE piece of 12×12 pattern paper…

These cards were inspired from a question on Stamp Junkies. (Sidenote: If you love stamping and cardmaking, you NEED to join that group!) The question was about card designs using minimal stamp and die supplies because the person was still building up their collection.

I happened to stop by Joanns and saw this gorgeous pattern paper by American Crafts with 12 panels in a floral, earthy theme. It was part of the 10 for $2 sale, so I picked this up for $0.20.

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The first card I made was with the “Forget Me Not” panel. I loved the pop of yellow flowers and it made me think of a rustic bouquet against shiplap (which I only learnt was a thing from watching Fixer Upper lol).

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Once I realized how easy it would be to mix and match scraps of pattern paper with these panels, I started putting together “card kits” – identifying papers I felt went together, embellishments, etc. I finished all 12 cards over 3 days – mostly time spent before/after work.

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I’m so happy with how they turned out – each card is unique but looks like it belongs in the same collection. I’m almost afraid to send one out because then the collection will be incomplete…

Good thing I bought multiples of this paper. 🙂

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