Tula XII Simple Card Layout #4: Let the Paper Speak

This simple layout is made with just four things besides the card base;

  1. patterned paper
  2. die cut
  3. sentiment strip
  4. design element

Have you heard of “fussy cutting” before? It is the act of cutting pattern out of a design paper. With this card layout I let the paper speak to me. I used the shapes in the patterned paper to help me determine where to cut and layer. To complete this project all that it requires is the card base, precut paper, die cut, sentiment, and element all prepared for you when the kit arrives (the only thing you will have to do is add the sentiment sticker to a piece of card stock, but even that has been pre-cut for you, so all you have to do is stick on the sticker). I did use Stampin up! dimensions adhesive, and some glue dots to attach, but you can keep it simple and just use your prefered method of adhesive. In this video again I show both the horizontal and the vertical way to put together the cards, both in the Thanksgiving and Holiday layouts.

As you can see from the two sketches above you can really make these out in either a horizontal or a vertical layout. Both layouts lend themselves to simplicity and quickness. In the horizontal version I used the diamond pattern to create the backdrop for the die cut element. Flipping the paper over and layering it to accent the diamond shape was an added bonus. With the vertical design I loved the plaid aspect, and when I first saw it the stair steps jumped out at me. Both of these card kits come with everything I shared in the photos (except the adhesive).

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