Saturday, April 4, 2009

Shout Out for Sheetloads!

As I was blurfing (blog surfing) I came across this publication called Sheetloads on a blog called Sheetload of Cards. The issue that I took a gander at features a cute sketch and then cutting diagrams to make several of the same card. What a great way to get the maximum use out of your paper! I hate it when I have lots of scraps left over and they end up in my ever growing scraps box -- usually never to be heard from again.... Take a look at the April issue pictured here:

The idea is to use up your stash of supplies while building up a stash of cards! The sketch and cutting diagrams are well illustrated with a special supply list if you only want to make one card instead of six. There are quite a few examples and also some instructions for various techniques.

I couldn't resist trying this out and I wanted to go with some bright colors. I pulled out my Bali Breeze DSP and Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White cardstock. Following the cutting diagram I had all my pieces ready for assembly in minutes.

Here is my project part way through... For embellishments I pulled out my Sizzix Big Shot and SU Butterfly die. I used the Rounded Tab punch to make the butterfly bodies and then drew on the antennae. I used glue to adhere the butterfly along the fold line and then dimensionals underneath the wings to raise them a bit off the paper. The little flowers are punched out with the Boho Blossoms punch and a rhinestone brad is in the middle.

Take a look at the end result... I stamped the sentiment in Basic Black on Whisper White. It's from the Soft Summer set in the Occasions Mini Catalog and the only stamping on this card. I really enjoyed this process, it was quick and easy and now I have 6 more cards to add to my card box. Yeah, at some point I am actually going to have to send some cards out. I haven't reached that part in my stamping addiction therapy. However, with 6 matching cards I should be able to part with 5 of them and still have one left over to hoard, right?

Ok, now it's your turn to get on over to Sheetloads and give this a try! Thanks for stopping in and I hope your weekend has been going along wonderfully!



  1. Thanks so much for the "shout out"!! Make sure to check the blog this coming week for our "Show Us Your SheetLoad" challenge. We give out prizes to a lucky couple readers who try our sketch. ;)

  2. I once took a class with a similar premise...cut up one 12x12 to make multiple cards. I still have the template and it is one of my favorite ways to make lots of cards in a short period of time.

    Thanks for sharing another similar concept. Shawna

  3. I love these cards you've created! Great job!

  4. Gorgeous cards Desiree Love your take on the sheetload sketch and ♥ all the little details and colours... HuGs Kim x


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