and use one entire piece of 12x12 paper. You should get a minimum of six A2 cards from one 12x12. http://thecrookedstamper.blogspot.com/2013/02/disappearing-act-with-sketch-63.html
I had purchased a bunch of paper at Tuesday Morning the other day. It was all from Graphic 45 and I got 25 sheets per package so I'll be using it a lot. I loved this blue paper Extravaganza from Graphic 45's Le Cirque Collection. It sorta doesn't go with the rest of the Le Cirque papers which are elephants, clowns, and such but the collection is fun vintage.
I cut 6 bases and then cut the strips for the bases. Unfortunately I cut the 2 sheets (for 12 cards) differently which I didn't notice till I was adding the striped strips to the bases. One strip is horizontal and the other is vertical. I cut the scallop of some sheets of doily-like paper. I had typed the sentiment on my computer for a different card about a year so I thought I could use it again on this mostly blue card. I added a few jeweled flowers of various blues and whites to complete the sketch.