Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I Made a Sheetload!!

Of cards, that is. Have you seen this monthly newsletter yet, Sheetload of Cards? I kept hearing about it, and subscribe to the blog, but this was the first time I actually downloaded an entire issue and followed the plan. Each month, they give you a layout, and a template for the cuts of paper you'll need. With only 4 sheets of paper, I created these 6 cute cards, and have scraps to make a couple more. It's so easy, a great way to increase your stash!! I chose the October 2007 issue to follow. Just link to the archives from their blog site and you can quickly view and download all the issues.

Right now they are running a contest with the current e-zine and I hope to get to it this weekend. For now, here are my cards:

I used Miss Elizabeth's dp from the dollar store, along with solid blue and green from my stash. The flower stamp is Lizzie Anne Designs and the bird is Studio G. The sentiment on the bird card is MFT Icing on the Cake. I used Colorbox Chalk inks and colored the flower with Prismacolors. The little bird is paper pieced. The ribbon is American Crafts and the brads are Queen & Co and Making Memories. The holographic flowers are from some candy I won. Oh, and I used my Mat Pack and paper piercer for the piercing, and the ticket corner punch, too. Seriously, it took me a total of about 1.5 hours to crank out all these cards!

Here's a close up of the little bird:

Last night I got to clean off my desk, which was littered with scraps and bits and bobs of things. Tonight I'm going to give it a rest and let it stay clean one more day. I'm tired and could use some couch time! I'll be back tomorrow with another post, I hope! Thanks for looking!

8 comments:

Elisabeth said...

I've heard about that "technique" but I have yet to try it! You did a great job! Those cards are beautiful.

Allison said...

Terrific...I need to make a sheetload too (of course, would they ever make it in the mailbox)? That birdie is super cute!

Sarah said...

Great cards! Good to make a batch ready for when required!
xx :0)

Crafty Connie said...

Great cards!

Heather said...

Excellent cards. I just love the SheetLoad sketches (I'm a member of the design team so I better!) You also have excellent taste in DP- I bought the same kind from the Dollar Store and I just love that particular pattern.

JessicaLynn said...

Just adorable!! Love the little bird!


Jessica Lynn
http://www.jessicalynnoriginal.blogspot.com/

cmoh said...

oh I just love the little bird he is just so cute!

Rachel said...

I love the little birdie. I could stare at her all day :)