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Filed under: Projects — June 1, 2007 @ 8:47 am

Woo-hoo, I just ordered some of the new stamp sets and accessories.  Demonstrators get an extra discount on the sets in June so I couldn’t resist getting all 6 from the preview minicatalog.  And I also couldn’t resist getting some of the new rhinestone brads and of course, an assortment of the new IN COLORS cardstock.  I can’t wait to see the rest of the new products at the end of June.

Colorblocking is one of my favorite scrapbooking techniques.  Here I have adapted it to cardmaking.  I know many of my customers ordered the Pallete ‘O Prints designer paper sampler in May.  This is a great way to use those papers.  But don’t fear – if you didn’t order the papers last month, they will be available July 1 in 16 colors plus some of the new IN COLORS!!

 All of these samples use the stamp set Petal Prints – one of my favorites – which will be retiring June 30.  I  used  In My Thoughts for the sentiments.  I cut apart some of the rubber and mounted it on the sides of the blocks when I thought the sayings would be more useful separated.


1.  Cut a 5  x 3 3/4 ” piece of 2 sided designer paper.

2.  Cut 1 1/2″ from end (while in portrait) or eyeball it.

3.  Cut 1 3/4 ” from end (while in landscape) or eyeball it.

4.  Lay out your 4 pieces.  Flip 2 opposite pieces.  You can also exchange them with different colored pieces cut with the same dimensions.  Adhere and finish card.




  1. Caroline in Toronto:

    I love your colourblocking — I did some of the same design (great minds think alike!)

  2. Nancy:

    I’ve tried colour blocking and had a tough time with it. I guess I don’t always make totally accurate cuts LOL!

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Emily:

    Very pretty! I haven’t done color blocking in forever! Thanks for reminding me. =)

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