Monday, July 16, 2012

Triple Time Bobbi Style

I saw a wonderful card at DOStamping with Dawn.  I loved the look, but thought that 6 layers of cardstock, plus the card base, would be a bit thick for mailing.

So, I opened my trusty SCAL, and made my own cut file.  Instead of layering solid pieces of cardstock, I can layer frames of patterned paper and matting!!

You can download the free SVG or SCUT file to cut your own layered cards!

My version using DCWV Black Currant paper:

Different papers give a completely different look, like this funky K & Company paper :

Stamps are both TPC Studio.  

Added Note:  I have had requests to post the dimensions of the layers.  Here they are in inches. 
For the solid mat layers:
4.25" x 5.5"
3.25 x 4.5
2.25 x 3.5
1 x 2

For the patterned layers:
4 x 5.25
3 x 4.25
2 x 3.25


  1. Great idea!!! (and cute cards)

  2. Wonderful! Thank you for the file too!

  3. Thanks so much - am anxious to try this one!

  4. Thank you for the cut file. We did this type of card in Stampin Up card class last time and used all the paper. But we stamped the image to. Was nice.
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. I love the clean simple look of these cards--really shows off the beautiful paper. Thank you so much for sharing this file, can't wait to try it. Jeanette

  6. love your cards thanks for sharing your files I am a new follower of your blog Good luck to you

  7. I downloaded the file. Thank you so much. If I wanted to make many of these cards for Operation Write Home, would the best way be to use a sheet of 12x12 & just use SCAL to cut as many of out the full sheet at once as it could? I guess I am asking, you are not starting with an already cut down piece & using Cricut to cut your layers from it. Are you? Hope that makes sense.

  8. Oh My thank you so much!
    You don't know how much this means by seeing an SVG file of this card. Like you, I wanted to use patterened paper instead of stamping. I kept googling ways to do it, but then your post showed up and it's the best! And Its an svg no less! Thank you so much for sharing this and putting the time and effort of making an svg of this technique. Thanks again. April

  9. That is very clever! Thanks for the shout out.

  10. Just found your blog and this GREAT idea. Would you consider giving the measurements of all the pieces and "holes" for those of us who can't use the cut files? I guess my brain is in a fog right now and maybe I just need to get out a sheet of patterned paper I wouldn't mind wasting and work it out, but will hope for your kind indulgence first! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    1. I posted the dimensions - I am just sorry that I didn't have enough information to respond to you personally!!

  11. Beautiful! Those are some really fancy papers!!! Thanks for sharing with us!

  12. oh wow... these are awesome. thanks for the measurements.

    blessings ~ Pam