And here is my take on it.
I also did a 2 pager with some 5x7 photos from Mexico. This paper lends itself to old fashioned travel pics.
My next project was to make some masculine cards with the patterned paper. Here are my instructions on how to create 6 cards from 2 pieces of this paper.
1. Cut off the ID strip on the patterned paper, then cut 1.5" of the top. Do not discard this strip, as we will use it as accents.
2. Cut the paper vertically into 3 strips. They will be 10.5" tall and 4' wide. Cut these 4" strips in half, so we have 6 equal patterned paper pieces, 4"x5.25".
3. Using scrap pieces of cardstock in neutral colors, cut card fronts 4.25"x5.5". Here is what we now have.
4. Mount any patterned paper piece onto the cardstock base, centering it. I most often ink the edges with a distress ink and a foam applicator.
5. Trim a 1/2" off the top and side of another piece of the same patterned paper. Flip it over, ink the edges and center it on your card front. This is where we are at this point.
8. Using variations of this basic formula and the rest of the paper pieces, I was able to create 5 more cards from these 2 pieces of patterned paper. This card uses the opposite sides of the same patterns.
These are the rest of my cards.
I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and that it inspired you to take a couple of pieces of 2 sided patterned paper and create a set of cards. Thanks for your interest! Have a great holiday weekend!