4 Sheet Challenge with the February Calendar Collection

Hello friends and Authentique Paper fans! Ginny here to share that I've given myself another 4 sheet challenge with the amazing Calendar collection. This time I'm using the February pages.  It just amazes me that with a little planning and careful cutting you can really make the images and patterned papers go a really long way.

I love using dies to create unique shapes from the images in the cut apart sheets.  Of course I chose a heart for the holiday.  Stripping the patterns together helps them to fill a larger space.
For this card I took advantage of the border on the image to create a frame then made a shaker element as the focal point.  I also utilized the b side of one of the cut aparts to be a layering pattern in the background. Because the shaker was so large I could clip the piece in half and make it look like it goes down the entire length of the card.
Choose card sizes that takes advantage of the 12 x 12 size of the paper. I love the 4 x 9 inch card. Not only does it use the paper efficiently but it also helps me to break out of my regular  card layout.
The background for this card is what was left from the previous card. I had used a circle die to remove the cherubs so there was a hole in the middle. Easy to cover with a different image and flowers.
Sometimes it's a challenge to incorporate larger images on cards.  I created a frame with a scalloped edge to add detail and take the place of my usual doily. Then added the trimming onto the image instead of the background.
You can cover a lot of space with a really large flower arrangement. This is a great way add lots of detail. 
The Calendar collection has fabulous images in a variety of sizes like this ticket. I made this work by switching to an A2 sized card base. Now it's the right scale for the card.  The background for this card was another cut apart image. I wasn't crazy about the birds so I covered those up leaving the February lettering as a detail for the top. 
Another ticket for this card layered over a strip of the plaid. I used a scalloped edge rectangle die to create a nice background and topped it with another of the cut apart journal cards.

When you're into the scrappy bits do some paper piecing to create your own "patterned paper" This bold color blocking was done with 2 x 2 squares and it adds so much impact. I've also created a tag with the scraps and added all my usual festive layers.

Okay so that's 9 cards from the same 4 sheets of paper. I added only cardstock and embellishments to complete these project. Wanna see what's left?
I do feel like I can make something out of this lol. Maybe a little label tag for a baked treat?

~Authentique Papers Supplies~ Calendar Collection:  February Images, Patterns, Sentiments, Solids. Spectrum Cardstock : Tickled Pink 


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