My congrats to Faith (aka Markie's Mom) for having her cards published on the cover page of the May issue of Sheetload of Cards. Now because of this, Faith posted on her blog about it and that brought me to the Sheetload of Cards website. This is my fun new discovery! Isn't it great when you discover new stuff? And the great thing is that these downloads are free! How cool is that? Very! There is a spot on the main page where you can give a donation. It's nice to have that option. You can pay as you go, and as you can afford... brilliant! I used May's instructions to create 18 cards: 9 cards that are 4 1/4 x 4 1/4" square and 9 scraplings that are 4 1/4 x 1 1/4". You also have the option of making just one card, too. Here's a pic of a few of the cards I made... I finished my scraplings, but need to just complete the rest of the larger cards, which I think I'll do on my Monday craft day at my BFFs.
Now when I was making the scraplings, I was trying to think of what to use them for. I decided they would make cute bookmarks with magnets at the bottoms and the other thing I think I'll use them for is packing them into my son's school lunches when he's having a rough week at school, just as a little "love" note.
And then I got to thinking that if I don't cut my strip of left over scrap piece of cardstock (2 1/2 x 8 1/2") in half to make 2 scraplings, I could make a larger scrapling which would make a cute little gift card. This little cutie measures 2 1/2 x 4 1/4".
So then that got me to thinking that these would perfectly fit gift cards, so I created some gift card holders by adding a strip of cardstock inside (2 x 2 1/2"). I just scored the bottom strip at 1/2" and used double sided sticky tape to adhere it along the bottom. I just tucked in a Starbuck's card to show how it fits in there.
And then, of course you need an envelope so you don't lose the gift card somewhere in transport! So I drew up a template for the envelope to fit this little card. I really love to create! My husband just doesn't fully get it, but that's okay... :)
This is just another 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 card I made. Love this new CTMH line called Animal Cookies!