Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Sharing a Sheet Load of Cards!

Hello, Friends! It's been a while since I posted here, my goodness! My last post was in April. Anywho...I thought I'd pop in today to share what I've been up to. Earlier this year I posted about Playing With Paper  well, I'm at it again! I had to take a break from coloring and posting for a bit because I was dealing with eye strain and carpel tunnel in both wrists. But, being a Creative, I needed to find another way to make the cards I love to create. THIS is where Sheet Load of Cards from Crafty Al comes in. I became a fan of Alicia years ago when she had her Sheet Load, e-zine. Loooooong time ago. Recently, I discovered her on YouTube and fell in love all over again. Her sketches are fun, easy to follow, they require little to no coloring, they allow me to use up my patterned paper AND they yield a lot of cards! It's also a super quick and easy way to build up a card stash. Alicia releases a new card sketch on the first of the month and the sketches are FREE for her YouTube subscribers. Then on the second day of the month, Alicia shares a process video where she shows how she used the sketch to create a Sheet Load of cards. So much fun! Let me show you what I've created so far. I'll start with the most recent and then work backwards.

I created these cards using the June 2021 Sheet Load sketch. Yield 8 cards!

Cute layout, right?! The patterned papers are from the Flower Garden Collection by Carta Bella that came in my Club Echo Park kit. The stamp set from Lawn Fawn is called, Magic Messages and I die cut the circle using the coordinating die set. The scalloped circle die is from Spellbinders and the scalloped rectangle die is from Honey Bee Stamps. The sentiment is embossed with WOW Clear Sparkle embossing powder.

Next up are cards I created with the May 2021 Sheet Load sketch. Yield 6 cards. 

Because these cards were being made for donation, I created two sets, one for girls and one for boys.

It was love at first sight when I saw the Let's Be Mermaids collection from Echo Park. It has lots of patterned papers with coordinating stickers and that made this card creating session a breeze! The sentiment is from the  Beautiful Mermaid stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. The sentiment has a gorgeous blue sparkle from Mermaid Ultra Fine embossing powder, also from Simon Says Stamp.

Here is the set I created for the Birthday Boy...

I just love these little dudes! Patterned paper and stickers are from the Party Time collection from Doodlebug. The sentiment is stamped in black and embossed with clear embossing powder and it's from the Balloon Bouquet Additions from Taylored Expressions. Side note: Shop at Taylored Expressions using this link, HERE and get $5 shop with!

Here are the cards I created with the April 2021 Sheet Load sketch. Yield 10 cards!!😲

This sketch had us create mini slim line cards! I'll be honest, I'm not a fan of the slim line cards. But I think the mini slims are adorable! The patterned papers are from the Carta Bella Flower Garden collection, the sentiment is from the Just Miss You stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and it's stamped in Fallen Leaves VersaFine CLAIR ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  If you look closely, you can see a bit of sparkle on the sides of the vertical panels. Those are peel offs from Love from Lizi!  I also added some clear glitter dots from Elizabeth Crafts. Such subtle sparkle, such big impact.

Soooo that's a little peek into what I've been creating. I plan to keep on with these and I'll post as I go along. Let me know if you try out any of the Sheet Load sketches. There are many and they are all available for FREE when you subscribe to the Crafty Al YouTube channel

Thank you for stopping by I appreciate the visit.




Ann said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Jeanne said...

Thanks for the close up views of the cards you have been making using the Sheet Load templates. They are all fantastic! You have been a fan for a long time. :) I see you got some Peel Offs in your stash, too. Aren't they wonderful? I was sorry to hear that you have been having a few health/strain issues. It's heck getting older sometimes! I'm glad you found a way to still be creative. Big hugs!