Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Combat Cards WA crafting afternoon.....

I was lucky enough to join in the Combat Cards WA crafting afternoon at Scrapbooks from the heart in Canning Vale on the second Sunday in July. I had found this link to some PDF templates for how to cut a 6" x 6" piece of paper to make some cards so did lots of cutting before hand and then played with putting them together on the afternoon.
I started making Father's day cards but then realised it was too late for those so changed to a variety of greetings.
I actually started with using a PDF guide to cut 12 - 6 x 6 pages to make cards but then had the wrong instructions with them so I couldn't work it out at my crop night. I came back home on the weekend and did another search to find that the PDF's I had printed were by a different person to the original post I read so once I found the actual post relating to the pieces I had cut then I played from there. I also added bits and pieces of plain scrap and die-cuts that went with the papers that I had in my stash and some stamps from the same range that I printed a greeting onto once cut out. 
Here are the links to the cutting templates I used:
http://operationwritehome.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/kathryn6x6...
http://operationwritehome.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/kathryn6x6...
http://operationwritehome.org/tutorial-6x6-template/
A note to those who wish to use them though - they are for USA sized cards which are slightly wider and shorter than our usual size of A5 metric folded. I had to cut down all the squares to 1.75" inches afterwards and changed what I used in places on others. I also resorted to cutting some card bases to make their sized cards just so I didn't have to rearrange the pieces too much particularly on the cards using the diagonal cuts. It was a good way to get a lot of cards made without thinking too much though.

 
 
 
 
 
 
These were all made with the scraps from the Kaisercraft Rewind 6" x 6" paper pad that I had from a DT kit a few years ago and some of the die-cut kit that I had in my stash of the same range. Stamps are from the Hero Arts - Operation Write Home - Year Round Sentiments clear stamp set or computer generated greetings along with a die-cut from Heidi Swapp to cut on my Ecraft.
 
Thanks for visiting and happy craftin'................
 
 

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