my first AECP virtual zoom class! Ten cards + four cards= fourteen cards


After many hours of planning, researching ideas, creating prototypes and searching for just the right Altenew pattern papers I was ready to complete the required proposal and the related paper work to submit to Altenew for approval. I wanted to do something different, hence new ideas to use patterned paper that sometimes sits on a shelf at home.

My proposal focused on creating a template/grid to divide a 12″ x 12″ double sided Altenew printed paper to then use to cut the paper into sections that would create ten A2 cards. I created another grid for a 6″ x 6″ Altenew paper that would be used to create four A2 cards. So in total, fourteen cards would be created using a single 12″ x 12″ patterned paper and a 6′ x 6″ double sided patterned paper.

Paper crafters logged onto the Zoom platform and followed along as I shared my card samples, shared the pattern grid and then to cut the paper into sections for both of the papers.

It was a fun evening and everyone enjoyed the virtual class techniques of new ways to use the 12″ x 12″ scrapbook paper and for the 6″ x 6″ double sided paper for completing 14 A2 cards.

Here are the card samples that I created for the class. It was lots of fun sharing ideas, techniques and supplies and meeting fellow card makers.

  •  12” x 12”  Altenew EnjoyThe Ride: Blustery paper from the Enjoy the Ride paper pack
  • 6”x 6” Altenew Summer Garden paper packet
  • Altenew Shades of Purple mini ink cubes for ink blending
  • Altenew stamped sentiments from Smiles and Hugs
  • Altenew stamped sentiments from a variety of sets
  • White card stock for the card base and strips for inking
  • Envelopes for the cut pieces