Tuesday, October 8, 2013


Happy Tuesday! Here's a Tuesday Tip for you....

How I use cardstock to create cards:

All Stampin' Up cardstock solid color packs of 8 1/2" x 11" comes with 24 sheets 

except Whisper White and Very Vanilla which come in 40 sheets.

Color Cardstock, 24 sheets, cut in 1/2 for A2 size folding card base = 48 card bases

White & Vanilla, 40 sheets, cut in 1/2 for A2 size folding card base = 80 card bases

If you do post cards or just card fronts (like I do) to write on the backs you can get so much more....

Color Cadstock, 24 sheets, cut in 1/4 for A2 size POSTCARD = 96 postcards

White & Vanilla, 40 sheets, cut in 1/4 for A2 size POSTCARD = 160 postcards

All of my cards are really postcards. I quite making folding cards over a year ago. 

Postage is less, and they aren't as thick even with Action Wobbles and dimensionals because there's not that extra piece of cardstock included that's folded over. 

I cut a white or vanilla piece for the back to write on.

The following card is made especially for Die Cuttin Divas (brown) and Cute Card Thursday (distress by inking edges or tearing edges - I used heavy inking edges). 

Stampin' Up Cardstock:
Whisper White (card base)
Basic Black (matting and crow)
Crushed Curry (straw)
Pumpkin Pie (beak)
Crumb Cake (sign post)
Chocolate Chip (letters and arrow)

Stampin' Up White Gel Pen for accents

Stampin' Up Rhinestone Jewels for flower centers

KaDoodle Bug Designs "Hayride Sign" (currently a FREEBIE download)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Don't forget now through Oct 21 you can join my Stampin' Up team for just $25!
Email any questions to me... craftyjanis at live dot com
:) Janis


  1. Oh my gosh, this is so cute! Great colors and love the adorable bird and sign! Would love to take a hayride...they are so fun this time of year!
    Happy Tuesday!
    Sherrie K

  2. This is so cute!!
    Thanks for joining CCT this week!
    Hugs heidy

  3. Very cute! Interesting how you make postcards instead of cards, a good idea. TFS your card at DCD's challenge.

  4. just right for the brown challenge at DCD