Make THREE Cards With One Sheet of Cardstock

stamped pine bough and pinecone card using neenah granna grossa
Christmas is coming!  It's smart to start early on Christmas card making so we're not doing the last minute dash to make all our holiday cards!  Design Team member Kate is here to show you how to create three holiday cards out of one 12x12 sheet of our Grossa Grana cardstock in Bianco. This is an easy Christmas Card idea you can make in bulk. 
neenah grann grossa cardstock

This Grossa Grana cardstock is thick (almost feels like watercolor paper) with a textured surface, which means it's not usually something you'd think of for stamping.  BUT, if you pick the right stamps, you can really get a great look and the textured/rough finish really adds to the end result. 

One of my best tips for using Neenah Granna Grossa and stamps is to start with a well inked stamp pad (make sure it’s “juicy”) and leave your inked stamp on the paper an extra second or two, so the ink has a chance to soak into this thick paper.

Now let's get down to my formula for making three cards with one 12x12 sheet of cardstock...

Supplies:
  • Neenah Granna Grossa in Bianco
  • Peaceful Wishes Stamp set (retired Stampin' Up!)
  • Garden Green, Crumb Cake and Shaded Spruce Inks (Stampin' Up!)
  • Rectangle Dies (Hero Arts)

1. Cut the sheet into 3 four inch wide strips.  Cut each of those sheets into 2 pieces (one at 4 x 5 1/4 inches and the other leftover piece will be used for stamping the pine cones and a layering rectangle). 

2. Stamp the 4 x 5 1/4 inch card front with your leaves or pine boughs.  Don't worry if your leaves don't appear solid...it adds to the overall vibe of the card. 

3. Take a shaped die (here I used a rectangle) and cut out the center.  You will layer this panel on a slightly larger rectangle cut from the "leftover" panel. 

pinecone stamped on Neenah Granna Grossa

4. Take the leftover piece from your initial cuts and stamp your pinecones on one end of the paper.  I used my Misti stamping tool to get a clear, more solid image.  This paper is nice & thick and holds up to repeat inking.  I repeatedly stamped light brown ink pinecones onto the Granna Grossa and even added some more details with a marker.  

Don't have pinecones?  What about poinsettias?  Or just leaves and berries?

5. Use this leftover panel to cut a shape (rectangle) that is slightly larger than the stamped panel. 

6. Repeat this process two more times for three total cards! 

stamped Christmas card using Neenah Granna Grossa
Layer the stamped panel on the slightly larger solid panel and pop that up with some foam tape.  This card is essentially a one layer stamped card, but popping up the center rectangle adds that little something extra.  This paper will be a great addition to all your holiday card making needs!

-Kate

design team member Kat e Diegnan

1 comment

  • Would be awesome to have an svg to cut the card stock with an electronic cutter!

    RuthAnn Wachsmuth

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