Thursday, October 9, 2008

SheetLoad Shows You How - Card & Gift In One! Day 1

While looking at all of the "stuff" laying on and around my desk I came up with a perfect way to clean up the mess a bit. :)

This card/gift in one uses an idea I saw in a CTMH catalog, as well as a card recently posted on Barbara's blog. The layout is from the October 2008 SheetLoad of Cards.

I hope you will join me in utilizing some recycled items and patterned paper & cardstock scraps to create a card that keeps on giving.

**Square Studio G Stamp Block** This is the item that inspired me. I seem to have accumulated dozens of these and came up with a way to make use of them. (if you don't have any of these you could use a large clear epoxy sticker - those domed stickers that are usually round or square)

**Business Card Magnet** Do you have any of those free magnets on the fridge; that companies mail out as advertising, that are out of date or not needed? This is the time to put it to use. (If you don't have one, you can use thin magnet tape as well)

**Coordinating Cardstock Scraps** in the following sizes: 8.5" x 5.5", 5.5" x 4.25", 2" x 2"

**Coordinating Patterned Paper Scraps** in the following sizes: 4.5" x 3.25", 4.5" x 1.25", 1.75" x 1.75"

14" - 1/4" wide ribbon
Small Stamp - Sentiment or Image (Should be 1.5" x 1.5" or smaller)
1/4" wide Terrifically Tacky / Red Line Tape (Or other strong, double-sided tape)
Mod Podge / Clear Drying Glue (I used Aleene's Clear Gel Tacky Glue)
Repositionable Glue Dots (Or another temporary/removable adhesive)
Tape Runner / ATG (whatever adhesive you normally use to make cards)
Border Punch / Tearing Ruler
- Optional

**Supplies listed inside asterisks, denote items that are recycled, found or scrap items**

Are you ready to create? Make sure to check back tomorrow for pictures and instructions.

to be continued...


Anonymous said...

I must be having a stupid moment; but i can't figure out what you are talking about in this article. I looked at the sheetload issue and at the blog but I don;t see the 'gift' or how the magnet is used. What am I missing? You got me thinking and researching but I still can't figure it out? this is the first posting from you that has me lost. I just love sheetload!!

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

oops, that is probably because I had deleted the last 2 lines before I hit "publish". It may make more sense now. :)

ashjoy said...

I can't even find the blog you are talking about. Is there a link I'm missing?