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Hi friends! I have a little something different for you for the Mojo Sketch this go round.  I'm giving you three sketches at once, but leaving the linky up through the end of April.  You can divvy them out through the next month, or do them all up front.  The choice is yours.  The next new Mojo Monday post will be May 4.

As always, you're free to play along with any papercrafting products your heart desires and enter as many creations as you like. Use the sketch as inspiration for your creation, then come link it up below so I can come take a look! Create with one, two, or all three of the sketches. The linky for this challenge will close on May 3, 2020. I have included dimensions on the graphic later in this post, but feel free to change them up to suit your needs.

These sketches came to be when I picked up the Echo Park Magic & Wonder pad at Tuesday Morning.  I needed to make some masculine birthday cards, so I decided to challenge myself to use up as much of the paper I cut into as possible.  This was the result.  You can download a printable Two Sheet 6 x 6-ish Wonder PDF here. I say 6 x 6-ish, because the dimensions I used included the extra portion of the paper pad that has the hang hole on it, making it 6 x 6.5".  I know both Echo Park and Carta Bella papers are these dimensions without perforation. You could use a regular 6 x 6 sheet, but would need to change the dimensions to 0.75" x 4" for strip D and 3 x 2" for panel C.

I started by choosing two sheets of double sided paper from the paper pad.  You want patterns that are multi directional, since they'll be going different directions. I cut both sheets at once, first cutting at 4" on the side with the hole, then cutting the 4" panel to 5.25" to make my background panels. I had a few frayed edges on the resulting piece, so I cut it down to 1.125".

Next I cut the other strip at three inches, giving me a 2 x 3.5" piece and a 2 x 3" piece. I arranged the panels how I thought they looked best, hiding any portions that had the hole from the paper on them, then cut thin black mats for everything.

My stamping was done with the gorgeous Scene Silhouettes: Woodland set and the Sentimental Mash-up sets from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I love how easily these stamped panels came together, and these images are perfect for masculine cards!

Alrighty, now it's your turn! I hope you enjoy these sketches! Can't wait to see what you create!

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Nora Noll said...

These are fantastic!! That paper is perfect for those silhouette images!! GREAT idea with cutting it up to make three cards!!

Cynthia said...

Great set of masculine cards, Julee! Love this idea.

Roberta (Stampin'nana) said...

Really Beautiful cards, Julee! How nice that you were able to use up the dp's~

Marilyn (stampwithMJ) said...

Love these sketches! Love the time frame too. Wonderful cards.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

What a great way to use your papers with all three sketches to make some great co-ordinating cards. Love these layouts too!

Purple Princess said...

very nice cards