SAF 2013 rolled dough designs - glitter clay
SAF 2013 custom accents from the oven - shrink plastic & UTEE

SAF 2013 - gallon:quart:pint


I have a card to share that uses the gallon, quart, pint design theory that is a part of Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-Faire 2013...


In cooking, measurements are oh, so important! And in design, measurements are important too. THe gallon, quart, pint theory is one that is useful in design, especially when working with color. This theory helps create balance and harmony in your design. Too many competing colors and patterns in a design can just make it feel messy and confusing.

On this card, I used the theory with the following color combination - gallon: Simply Chartreuse, quart: kraft, and pint: Smokey Shadow. Overall, the Simply Chartreuse is the main color in the card. My main image, the ferns, are in the kraft, and then I added the sentiment and accent in Smokey Shadow. All of the stamps used for this card are from the Meadow Greens set.


The gallon, quart, pint theory isn't something you need to use for every card you design, but it's definitely something to keep in your back pocket and pull out when it makes sense to use.

You can see more examples of cards using this theory by visiting Nichole's blog.

Happy measuring!


all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted

Beautiful Life Ferns Card

size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

stamps: Meadow Greens

ink: Simply Chartreuse. Smokey Shadow, Versamark (Tsukineko)

cardstock: kraft, Simply Chartreuse

other: Smokey Shadow grosgrain ribbon, Smokey Shadow button, Rustic Jute button twine, clear embossing powder, Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)