Remember those one-sheet wonder templates for card makers? I created a very simple one-sheet cutting template and used the same cutting template for two contrasting petite print papers. I chose the yellow dot/stripe and the blue floral/grid patterns. If you follow the cutting template you will create a pile of double-sides squares, rectangle and strips that can be layered to create nine A2-sized card fronts.
I dipped into all the awesome So Much Pun ephemera elements to embellish my cards. My pile of ready-made birthday cards are running low so this is a great way to restock my birthday card stash!
I'll quickly run through each trio of cards and indicate which pieces are used to create the backdrops.
The first trio is simply taking rectangle and square pieces to create a simple pattern base.
Card 1- It's Nacho birthday is it?- yellow 2x4, blue 2x4
Card 2- Have a Dino-Mite birthday!- yellow 2x4, blue 4x4
Card 3- You mean the world to me!- yellow 4x4, blue 3x3
The second trio will require a few tools - a circle punch, your favourite border punch and a trimmer.
Card 4- You're gum-believable!- blue 4x4, 4x2, yellow 3x3 (circle punched out).
Card 5- Hot dog- it's your birthday!- blue 1x12 (border punch out two 4" strips), yellow 4x4, blue 3x3
Card 6- Poppin' in to say Hi!- blue 4x4 (cut on a diagonal).
Card 7- yellow 2x4, 4x4, 3x3 (circles punched out to highlight shape sprinkles).
Card 8- blue 2x12, yellow 1x12 - adhere to the card base on an angle and then trim excess.
Card 9- butterfly punch used on remaining pieces left over to cover the card front.
Hope this gives you some ideas for your next card making playtime!