I talk a lot about Workshops Your Way – especially the scrapbook kits. I really like these kits because they have everything you need to get layouts done quickly.
The part I often overlook in the Scrapbook Workshops Your Way are the additional cards included in the cutting diagram.
If you look in this picture – you can identify the card cuts in 2 ways. First – the layouts are all numbered 1-3, so any cut numbered above 3 is for a card. Second, the card cuts are a darker shade. So, if you don’t want to make the cards – just skip those cuts.
These three cards in the picture above, feature the card making stamp set that coordinates with the paper packet. Sometimes, though I don’t want to buy something else. In these instances, I try to find a stamp set in my stash that will work.
You can see how with just a few tweaks, I was able to use the same card patterns, but adapt them for the birthday cards that I wanted. I used the April SOTM Flock Together (S1704) and Hi Friend (A1198) for the first card, and Circus Birthday (B1533) for the last two. The ‘Happy Birthday’ on the middle card is from the Hooked On You (B1535) set (I’ve found this set very versatile!).
Since these were for my card class, I only made one of each, but when you follow the WYW cutting guide, you will have the pieces for multiples which helps you make better use of your time.
There you go – the Scrapbook Workshops Your Way are a great value for both your money and your time. Create the optional card projects and you’ve got an even better deal.
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