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sneak peek - guide lines two

It's sneak peek time once again for the the wonderful things that are being released this month at Papertrey Ink! I am very excited about Nichole's new set that is a sequel to the ever popular set Guide Lines. If you love Guide Lines, then Guide Lines Two will be such a treat for you!


Nichole created a new grid pattern to set the included patterns into that is a combination of circles and dots aligned onto a grid. While at first this looks a little intimidating, once you get going you will enjoy this new unique way to create designs for your papercrafting projects.


Let's start creating a pattern! I chose a design to stamp into the circles on the grid. It's so very easy to line up using the acrylic stamps.


Next, I added another design included in the set on the squared off sections of the grid. Use the dot centered in the square to center your design.


Lastly, use one of the border images to add just a little more pop to your design. You can choose to align the border image over the circular are or the squared off area - it's up to you and each way will give you a different look to your pattern.


I have been playing with this set for a couple of projects for this release. Look at the different looks that I came up with. This is just the tip of the iceberg! Even using the same patterns and just changing ink color and cardstock will give you a completely different look.


For this pattern, I decided to do a one sheet wonder project. What's a one sheet wonder project? I have a full sheet of cardstock filled with the pattern. I am going to create a bunch quick cards (you can also do other projects besides cards) by using pieces of my pattern design. I cut my pattern into strips and also cut some Dark Chocolate card bases. Now, let's put it all together. Everything will come together fairly quickly once everything is cut and ready to assemble.


I like to ink the edges of my cardstock with white ink. I only inked the long edges of my strips before I adhered the strips to the card bases.


After I adhered the strips I went back to ink the edges of the card.


Once I had the strips all adhered to the bases, I chose some Ripe Avocado saddle stitch ribbon to use on all of the cards. Using the same ribbon on every card speeds up the process of getting lots of cards done in one sitting.


I stamped the border design that I used on my pattern in Ripe Avocado onto white cardstock. I stamped the "thanks" sentiment into each one and used a 1 1/4" punch to punch them out.


I adhered the sentiment piece to each card using dimensionals which completed my stack of quick cards! (I created 6: 4 1/4" square cards and 3: 2 1/2" x 4 1/4" mini cards) Perfect for adding cards to your own stash or to bundle up and give as a gift!


Make sure you stop by Nichole's blog to learn more about Guide Lines Two and see the projects that she created with the set. Lisa and Melissa will have peeks of their new sets on their blogs and Lauren will be sharing about her new templates over at her blog. Lots to see!

Stop by here on the 13th for a look at a special project I have been working on for this release and I will be at the online release party on the 14th from 10-12PM EST over at the Papertrey Ink forums. Stop by and say hi!

Thanks for stopping by here today!


One Sheet Wonder Thanks Cards

stamps: Guide Lines Two, Mega Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink)

ink: Fresh Snow, True Black, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate (Papetrey Ink)

cardstock: kraft, white, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)

other: Ripe Avocado saddle stitch ribbon (Papertrey Ink), 1 1/4" circle punch (EK Success), dimensionals