Saturday, September 8, 2012

Double Sided Cardstock

When I began making cards, I'd never buy double sided cardstock.  I told Shirley it was too hard for me to decide which side to use.  I'd get it out, look at it, be undecided and just put it back into the paper holder.

Once I realized that double sided cardstock is "automatically" color coordinated for you, I've learned to use it!  It speeds up my paper selection process when I'm trying to do some quick cards like today.  My Operation Write Home box needs about fifty more cards to be completely full.  By using double sided cardstock I made 15 cards in just under 1 1/2 hours.  Now, 35 more and I can tape up the box and get it on its way.

The paper I used has stripes on one side and a floral design on the other. I liked both sides so I used them both.

The sentiment is from a set of  TPC Studio stamps that I found at Tuesday Morning.  I used my Artiste cartridge and cut the light turquoise shape at 2" and the shadow at 2 1/4".  You can find the shape on page 33 in the Artiste handbook.

The butterflies were done using an EK Success and Martha Stewart punch and I added some dots of white pearl pen and Tulip Slick paint on them.


4 comments:

Karons Krafty Korner said...

These are so pretty - you must have set up quite a production line:-) TFS

MaryH said...

Beautiful cards...you did a fantastic job of deciding 'which side'..(using both works for me!!!) Like the layouts and colors are neat too. TFS

Cropalcoholic!! said...

I love the colors!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

So pretty