A Happy Thing – Part 2

Yesterday I shared a fun, fresh card with a stamp set and Designer Series Paper from Sale-a-Bration.  Who doesn’t love sneak peeks, and who doesn’t love to earn free products?  Well, I also know you love card dimensions and instructions on how to achieve certain looks, so I’m back today with additional information about how you can recreate cards similar to the one I shared yesterday.  I’m going to provide you with the dimensions of the card components and give you a quick-and-easy tip for creating the slanted Designer Series Paper you see in the background.  Before we move on, here’s the card I shared yesterday:

A Happy Thing, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingCARD COMPONENTS AND DIMENSIONS

I created this card for a card swap, so I had to cut multiples of each of the layers.  Here are the components of the card, along with the measurements of each layer:

A Happy Thing, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Base Layers:

  • Pear Pizzazz:  4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Daffodil Delight: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Whisper White:  3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
  • Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper:  3-3/4″ wide (2″ tall on left and 3″ tall on right)

Top Layers:

  • Pear Pizzazz:  2-7/8″ x 4-1/8″
  • Daffodil Delight:  2-5/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • Whisper White:  2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″
  • Lemon and leaves snipped from Pear Pizzazz and Daffodil Delight


I just love to create the “infinity” look when I make multiples of a card.  Please think of this as my gift to you:


Put your math hat on because I’m about to walk you through how I created a uniform slant on each of the cards:

STEP ONE:  Mark the cut points on the left and right side of the paper strip.  In this example, I used a 3-3/4″ strip of paper and cut from 2″ on left to 3″ on right.  I used Post-it “sign here” arrows to mark above and below my cut lines at 2″ and 3″.

Cutting a Slant, Step 1, Stampin' Up!, Brian King Cutting a Slant, Step 2, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

STEP TWO:  Cut the paper by lining up the points in the Trimmer.  I cut just above and just below the two arrows, lining them up along the groove in the cutting mat.

Cutting a Slant, Step 3, Stampin' Up!, Brian King Cutting a Slant, Step 4, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

STEP THREE:  If you have a pattern that looks the same upside down, you can quickly crop out another without having to measure the slant again.  Flip the remaining piece around and crop a straight base with the right side at 3″.  That’s two identical pieces for the measurement of one.  It’s like a BOGO (buy-one-get-one) deal.  Woo hoo!

Cutting a Slant, Step 5, Stampin' Up!, Brian King Cutting a Slant, Step 6, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

STEP FOUR:  Sit back and smile at how you kinda used Geometry to create a cool look that can be replicated with precision.  Math is great!

Stamp Sets:  A Happy Thing  Papers:  Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper  Inks:  Jet Black StazOn  Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Great card, thanks for the sizes of each layer.

  2. Wow, that must have been a lot of fussy cutting! Cute card!

  3. Hi B,
    Very nicely done. I’m not a math person but I think I can do this. Thanks for caring.

  4. Beautiful card, thanks for the measurements and how you cut the slant. Love the colors on this card.

  5. Pretty card and colors ! But what made me hum most were the close up pictures . I am such a visual type of stamper /card creator that I like to see “How” and your layout of your cardstock layers with measurements is great . I am sure there are some beginners that love it also !
    Great !

  6. Thanks for all the details. And thanks especially for the gift of the infinity shot. The next time I make multiples I’m going to try it out, it’s really effective.

  7. The card is quite lovely, the infinity shot beautifully done. However after watching a Dr. Who marathon anything in multiples is a little scary, lol. Thank you so much for the dimensions and the tips on recreating the slant. I’m in love with the Occasions catalog.

  8. Great card, and I am also a visual learner, so your beautiful instructions with fine photos is very helpful. I am going to try this….even though I am NOT a math person either. But, I do love creating pretty things, so I hope I can do you proud. 🙂 Thanks Brian! Happy New Year!

  9. LOVE the card recipe, with ALL the details….saves so much time and waste of supplies trying to figure things out. Oh, and I appreciate the instructions for cropping on an angle too. You have a gift 🙂

  10. Thanks for the tutorial! I love the Star Warsy infinity pic. 🙂

  11. Thank you for the instructions, especially the cropping at a slant. Happy New Year!

  12. I think those getting this card at your swap should count their lucky stars!!! Such a great card.

  13. What a freshness your card brings after the greens and reds of Christmas! I love your infinity shot…you have been hard at work! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Really nice! The slant is a great idea and like the way you mark to cut. Thanks for all the details, yong man!

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