I love the idea of having papers of different colors cut into squares and arranged in various ways on card fronts. For this tutorial, we will be arranging 4 squares in a larger square set at a 45 degree angle in the middle of a card. This is the card I made for general convention 2008 swaps.
Supplies needed: Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"; Scrap of Pink Pirouette; Scrap of Baja Breeze; any color 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" and 2-3/8" x 2-3/8" (for templates)
Designer Series Paper: Scrap of floral print from Holiday Happenings
Stamps: Seasonal Icons; Heard from the Heart
1-1/8" square punch
VersaMark and White Embossing Powder
1. Punch two squares of the Designer Series Paper.
2. Stamp the flower from the Seasonal Icons set on one scrap each of Baja Breeze and Pink Pirouette. Punch one square of each color with the flower centered in the square.
3. Set the odd colored 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" card stock on your work surface.
4. On the 2-3/8" square piece of card stock, draw diagonal lines from corner to corner.
5. Lay the 2-3/8" square piece of card stock on top of the larger piece with one diagonal line parallel to the vertical edge of the card, and one parallel to the horizontal edge. Center the small piece from left to right, and place it vertically where you wish your grouping of squares to appear. Draw around the square, and cut the square out INSIDE the drawn lines. Your finished template will look like this.
6. Lay the template on top of the Chocolate Chip card stock.
7. Place one square of the of the Designer Series Paper inside the template at the top and adhere it to the Chocolate Chip card with SNAIL or other Stampin’ Up! adhesive of your choice. Then place the other piece of the Designer Series Paper at the bottom inside of the square.
Finally, insert the Baja Breeze and Pink Pirouette squares at the left and right. Remove the template and there’s your arrangement!
8. Add a stamped saying (I used one from Heard from the Heart) and any embellishments you might want, and your card is done!
A Note from Robin: Don’t be worried if the spaces between the squares aren’t absolutely identical! A machine could ensure perfection; thankfully we are not machines. I think that this card looks lovely even with the slight imperfections in spacing. Overall it’s a work of art! And you can make a work of art all your own using your papers, your templates and your selection of rubber stamps!