Sunday, May 3, 2009

I discovered a cool site... and made some fast and fun little cards, too!

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!


Jenn said...

WOW!! Great scraplings Vicki!! I've yet to try these, but now that I've seen yours, and they're gorgeous, I'll give it a try!!

Karen said...

Thanks for the fun new site! I'm excited to try some of their card patterns as well.

KanataNewf said...

Don't you just love Sheetload? I discovered them about a month ago and have made tons of cards (for me) from many of their awesome sketches! Love what you did with the May Sketch.

Sarah said...

WOW Vicki those are awesome. I saw Faith's blog and her little cards caught my eye! You have been busy and I love them all.

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

I love what you have done with the latest version of SheetLoad!!
Make sure to drop by the blog today - you can enter to win some free stamps!!

Anonymous said...

Every one of those cards is cute! I love your work! ;)

Christina the Sassy Scrapper :) said...

Wow, you are definitely getting me in the mood to create...too bad I have a million other things to do today! LOL Thanks for the new site to check out, you're the best! :)

Crafty Jenn said...

You've been a busy girl! These are all fantastic! I love Animal Cookies too. So fun.

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

I just now realized that you created double-scraplings with the extra leftover paper. Awesome!!
Do you mind if I share your post/idea on the SheetLoad blog?! Please email me at

Kelly Landers said...

Vicki, it is amazing what you can come up with when you start thinking!! I learned about your double scrapling over at Sheetload and thought it was a great idea!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Designs by Cinda said...

What is a double scrapling? Also do you have an envelope template?
Thanks !!


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