Thursday, June 24, 2010

Who Would Have Ever Known....


... if I hadn't shown you this? So, this is my way to "cheap out" some of the extra card stock layer pieces I would need to make a bunch of these (for the swap I'm doing, I'm going to make about 80 or so of these - and this will save me about 10 sheets of card stock). I used the Early Espresso layer that will be under the Brayered Impressions piece to run a Big Shot tag.


And now that the layer is stuck on the back, the "hole" from the tag is hidden underneath! Pretty Cool card stock saver, huh? Or, maybe I'm just a cheapskate?!


And, here's the back side that no one (except now you!) would have ever seen!


And, finally, just thought I'd show you the difference between the Chocolate Chip version I did the other day, and the Early Espresso version today. I wasn't sure about the intensity of the Espresso at first, but I Love it now!! And, yes, it is temporarily missing the Espresso ribbon, but that will be on my July 1st order - Woohoo! New stuff, very soon!! - Oh! And the new Happy Birthday saying is from the new set, Perfect Punches - Love it!!


Julie

12 comments:

Traci Faust said...

Love this idea!! Smart thinking!

Nelia said...

So smart. I need to do that for more of my cards. Such a smart & simple way to save a little bit.

Agustina said...

OK Julie, this card is definitely one card I WOULD LOVE TO MAKE!!!! BEAUTIFUL just BEAUTIFUL! !!

Gabrielle said...

I do this all the time! No wasting! :) And your card is GORGEOUS!! You're making me reconsider not buying that embossing folder. :)

Ann Schach said...

I love this! Stunning!

Shanda Stirk said...

That's a great card - simple design but looks so elegant!

Susan Byington said...

I love the Early Espresso paper! I didn't think too much of it at first either, but now that I have used it, I have to force myself to use different colors and NOT Early Espresso all the time!

I'M STILL WAITING FOR MY EMBOSSING FOLDER! :(

Andrea Beasley said...

BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait to get my folder... it's been on back order (ugh)
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Sandy Hill said...

Great idea Julie. Thanks for the info. I'll have to give this a try. Your card is beautiful. I love it. And I, too am waiting on my folder.

Tammy Clarke said...

There's nothing cheap about that, saving a little bit of cardstock goes a long way. Very nice cards.

Julie said...

Love this idea!! I have to get myself into the habit of doing this. Right now, I never remember until it's too late. Thanks for reminding me :-)

Julie Babcock
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The Pursuit of Stampin'ess said...

You could have easily get 2 pieces out of that piece of cardstock... (smile) I am with you.. I so don't like 'wasting' paper. Great job on the card.

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