One Layout with Four Looks

Patti MacLeith, Papercrafts by Patti, is one of my dear stamping friends.  When she recently needed a few extra pieces from the January Paper Pumpkin kit to create a project on which she was working, I was more than happy to help her out. In return, she sent me one of her fabulous card creations.  It was clean and lovely – a classic layout for sure! Upon seeing this card, I was struck with the idea of using that layout to create several cards.  I asked Patti’s permission to CASE her layout and got to work. I hope you enjoy today’s feature:  One Layout with Four Looks.

One layout four looks

One Layout with Four Looks
Look #1:  Sure Do Love You

One layout four looks

For this card, the sentiment from the Sure Do Love You stamp set was heat embossed in white onto Berry Burst card stock. Gold Foil adds a touch of metallic luster, while a beautiful Berry Burst bow adds a touch of texture.  Of course, the Hearts paper, one of the designer paper patterns from the Painted with Love collection, is perfect for a Valentine’s Day card.

One Layout with Four Looks
Look #2:  A Magical Day

One Layout four looks


Did you know the unicorn is the national animal of Scotland?  It must be in my Scottish DNA to adore them, because they have always been my favorite mythological animal. These whimsical unicorns, from the Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper collection, are sure to brighten the recipient’s day! This card could be used for birthdays for both young and old, or as a simple friendship card.  The Shimmering Basic Gray Ribbon is available as a Sale-A-Bration item, and is FREE with a $50 order. The sentiment receives special treatment, having been stamped twice, once in Berry Burst and once in Tranquil Tide.  “You Are” was snipped from Tranquil Tide, and popped onto the Berry Burst sentiment.  If you are a fan of the Magical Day stamp set, check out this card.

One Layout with Four Looks
Look #3:  Petal Palette

One Layout Four Looks

Who doesn’t love a classic black and white card? A bit of bling and a Whisper White Organza bow set off this pattern, which is actually from the Petal Passions Memories & More Card Pack. What a wonderful sentiment to let someone know just exactly what they mean to you!  The patterned card was used just as it came from the package.  It was matted onto a piece of Basic Black card stock, leaving a 1/8″ margin on all four sides. If you are a fan of Petal Palette, like I am, check out this card which showcases the framelits, and this cutie which also uses the Petal Passions Memories & More Card Pack. Tutorials are included for both of these cards.

One Layout with Four Looks
Look #4: Truly Tailored

One Layout Four Looks

The sky is the limit when pairing the Truly Tailored stamp set with True Gentleman Designer Series Paper. There are so many cute, quirky patterns, as well as fabulous traditional masculine ones in this collection.  Of course, this layout is perfect for showcasing any pattern of paper.  The sentiment was inked with Stampin’ Write Markers in order to highlight the various sections.  Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon adds texture.

So there you have it! One layout with four looks! It’s a perfect one for showcasing sentiments and paper.  If you would like to create your own, the dimensions are easy:

  • 2-3/4″ wide x 4″ high – Designer Series Paper
  • 3″ wide x 4-1/4″ high – Mat
  • 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″  –  Card Base

I hope you enjoyed today’s card. Won’t you let me know in your comment?  If would like to try your hand at creating your own cards with this layout,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $50 (before tax and shipping) will receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code.  And don’t forget – a $50 order before tax and shipping will also earn you a Sale-A-Bration reward!  If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

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Of course, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time…


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  1. Loving your ideas! TFS!

  2. I love when I can make 4 cards from 1 idea……THANK YOU ANN!

  3. This is the kind of blog post I love –it starts the creative juices flowing with more ideas! I’m very good at CASing but not good with visualizing different looks for the layout, so this is perfect!. Thank you for sharing the dimensions and your creativity!

  4. Thanks for sharing the different cards with one layout. The color combinations and dimensions you used are so helpful!

  5. All the cards are great, Ann. I especially like the masculine card with the mustache! Diane Gil

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