Saturday, November 6, 2010

How Many Cards?

How many cards can a cardmaker make...out of one 12x12 sheet of patterned paper?







I'm tickled to stay on another month as a Guest Designer for Limelight Papercrafts! Mandy has issued one doozy of a challenge: Use one piece of 12x12 paper and create a card set with different designs. Oh, yeah, I think that Mandy might not have known my fear of patterned paper. But low and behold, I made six cards using one sheet of patterned paper, Crate Papers Sweet Branch Rubons, six cardstock bases, a scrap of neutral paper, some Kaiser Rhinestones and distress ink!

Here's my recipe, including some leftovers (I was getting tuckered out, but I could have made many more cards...)! I think these would look splendid wrapped together utilizing some of the leftover paper and given as a gift.


Hop on over to the blogs of Mandy, Lisa, JenMarie,  and Lynn -they have fantastic interpretations to share as well!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Kraft, Vintage Cream) PTI, (Cream) The Paper Company

Patterned Paper: (Stripes from Earth Love Collection) Cosmo Cricket
Ink: (Vintage Photo Distress) Ranger
Embellishments: (Sweet Branch Rubons) Crate Paper, (Champagne Rhinestones) Kaiser
Tools: (Scalloped Border Punch) Fiskars, (Circle Punch) Creative Memories
Other: Thread

52 comments:

  1. wow! you are amazing, girl. beautiful cards and love how you used the pp!

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  2. Splendid cards. The 12x12 paper was very cleverly used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  3. Those are fabulous- you really shouldn't fear patterned paper, look at those lovely cards! Suits your CAS style perfectly.

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  4. I too am embarrassed by the patterned papers.
    While I admire how wonderful that you did use.

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  5. These are just so creative and gorgeous.. wowee love all the creations :)

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  6. thats a tough challenge but you did fabulous!!

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  7. karen, these are simply stunning! perfect for the challenge! (i strayed a bit, i think:)

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  8. Karen, these are fabulous! They would make a great gift...unique card set...love them!

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  9. I love them! You'd never know you have a fear of pp--you always use it beautifully!

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  10. For a fear of patterned paper you rocked Mandy's challenge. I might have to cardlift your ideas.

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  11. What an awesome challenge! I might try this myself - and every card you have made is fabulous!

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  12. WOW!! Impressive!! Love all of your designs! I have a few pieces of patterned paper in mind that I'd want to play with. You've inspired me to take up the challenge! (although, our camera is still broken, so I don't know how likely I'll be to post them).

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  13. These are all simply beautiful and you did an amazing job with the PP!!!

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  14. So glad you shared this! I'm impressed by the variety of ways in which you used the paper. I'm always buying patterned paper but never seem to use it up, so you've given me some great ideas!

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous set of cards. Love what you did!

    lisa a.

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  16. congrats on another month with Limelight...those gals rock:)

    check you out..you type that you have a fear of patterned paper but shazam...check out all your fab & fine CAS cards with patterned paper...

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  17. fantastic... love what you did gf.. u are so inspiring!

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  18. Oh my! What a fabulous set!!! Love the striped pp and what you've done with it!!!

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  19. Hi Karen! These are wonderful - I just LOVE how you used the paper and how nicely you design things! Hope your weekend is terrific!
    Hugs!

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  20. What a great set of cards, Karen! I LOVE this idea...may have to dig through my stash of pp!

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  21. I don't think anyone will believe you're afraid of pp after THIS!! Those are awesome!!! (and love that paper!)

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  22. Awesome and inspiring!! I will dig deep into my pattern paper now :)

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  23. Gorgeous Karen. I never realized you had a fear of patterned paper until you just said it. You did an amazing job - what a fun challenge! I hope you are having a lovely day, too :)

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  24. Wowzers!! A fear of patterned paper? I don't believe it. ;)

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  25. These are terrific, Karen! I believe in using all the parts of a paper as soon as possible, otherwise they just collect in the scrap bin. I'm still working on practicing this belief, however...

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  26. What a superb job, I love them all and am inspired to pull out a piece of 12X12 and get started.

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  27. This is awesome! What a way to be thrifty and to really get your use out of a supply! I love it! The cards came out great.

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  28. Great card set and what a great challenge! :)

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  29. Wow so many cards from one sheet, so cool....

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  30. Wow. Gorgeous. I have a big problem with using my DP. But I'm working on that.

    I love your cards.

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  31. Your cards turned out wonderfully! Love that you included the pattern you used on the 12x12 sheet. Thanks!

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  32. You have a fear of PP? Who would have thunked it? These are amazing! I find myself with way too much of it because I often don't use it enough and now sure how either, but YOU sure do!

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  33. Love Love Love this fantabulous set!! ;) You really rocked that sheet of paper. Wowzers!!

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  34. Truly an amazing feat Karen. You surprised me! I can't believe how good they all are too. Not too simple, not too "much". Just right.

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  35. I love these cards! You sure stretched that paper a long way! The simple design of them is fantastic and eye catching!

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  36. Holy Moley, those are all awesome! I might have to put myself to that challenge. I am not sure I could make 6. LOL! Great job!

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  37. Hmmmm, a fear of PP...I think not! You manage to use PP and still keep it CAS. Great set, and what a fun challenge.

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  38. Love all the different cards! Great template to get that done...yay, no scraps! *smile*

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  39. wow, what a card making machine you are!!! This looks great! THanks for the cut guide too.

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  40. Wow, Karen, you totally rock this challenge! Awesome cards!

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  41. You amaze me! You rocked this challenge. Wonderful cards!

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  42. these are fantastic! I love how creative you were with your designs. So many cards! :)

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  43. Wow! These are fantastic - amazing what you can make with one sheet of 12 x 12. I agree they would make a fab gift together.

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  44. I can't believe you made all those beautiful cards from one single sheet! And they all look so unique and different from each other. How Awesome! You totally mastered this challenge. It seriously makes me want to go back through my scraps to see what else I can make with the pieces I don't use.

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  45. i love every single one of these cards Karen!

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  46. Fabulous use of that beautiful paper!

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  47. Wow, Karen, you totally ROCKED this challenge!!! These cards are fantastic! And I agree---they'd make a perfect little gift set!!

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  48. These are amazing! I couldn't even begin to tell you which is my favorite. The colors, the different shapes - I love them all!

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