Saturday, March 21, 2009

Caardvarks Sketch and many cards

It started innocently enough...with the Caardvarks challenge for this week which was a sketch. Then I decided I liked the paper and wanted to make another card. And then I made another and another. Eleven cards later I was out of patterned paper. It is so much fun to take a piece of 12 x 12 paper and make cards until there is no more paper. (My best was 25 cards from one sheet; see this post and this post. It was one of my paper challenge's.) My goal is to keep moving, and not get stuck on thinking if I like a card or not. Simple is also key.

Let me know which you like best!

Common Supplies for the cards: Cardstock: White Wausau paper, Really Rust Stampin Up, Kraft Stampin Up; Patterned Paper: idea It was from a pack of clearance paper from Michaels, Ink: Really Rust Stampin Up

The one that started it all...The Caardvarks Sketch. Stamp: Kolette Hall, Ribbon (May Arts)

Card #2: Thoughts of You (on loan from Tiffany, also by Kolette Hall)

Card #3: Thank you very much (Rub on by American Crafts), Ribbon (Daisy D's)

Card #4: Thinking of you (Stamp by Hero Arts), Ribbon (May Arts)

Card #5: Thanks (American Crafts Thickers), Ribbon (May Arts)

Card #6: Many Thanks (Stamp: Stampin Up)

Card #7: Road to Friend's House (Amuse), Ribbon (Amuse)

Card #8: Just Saying Hello (Hero Arts), Image (Big Lots), Brads (Making Memories)

Card #9: Just a Note (Stampin Up), Ribbon (Offray)

Card #10: Hi (American Crafts Thickers), Ribbon (May Arts)

Card #11: Fabulous Birthday (also on loan from Tiffany, Hero Arts), Ribbon Unknown

Card #12: Hugs Scrapling (Stampin Up), Bling (Kaiser), Ribbon (May Arts)

I put the last one next to the battery so you could see how small it was. It's called a scrapling. I didn't coin the phrase (I wish I had). It is the leftover scrap of white paper you have when you make a 4 x 4 card.
So those are my cards. Hope you like them. Hope they inspire you!


Linda Beeson said...

Wowie are your cards amazing! I am soooo impressed with how many you were able to create from the same designs and everyone is great!

Jolanda said...

Just one word: Wow!!!! How productive you are......

lauren said...

*WOW*, indeed! i love the idea of making as many cards as possible with ONE SHEET of patterned paper! (& wow, you got A LOT of mileage out of your one sheet!) they are all lovely...but of course i'm bound to pick the CAARDVARKS one as my favorite, right?! ;)

SmilynStef said...

Look at you rockin' the one page designs ... love them all ... how cute is that little scrapling ... and of course your fabulous Caardvarks sketch card.

Heidi Van Laar said...

This is truly an amazing feat and they are all fabulous, but the Caardvarks one is, of course, my favorite! (-:

Tiffany Heilman said...

You know I am a sucker for the scallops and obviously love the sentiment! That one might be my fav. Great Job.

Mary said...

Can't even pick a favorite! Found your blog via caardvarks.

Rosanne said...

These are great cards!

Linda said...

Wow - that is soooo inspiring! Amazing to make so many cards - that are different and unique - with that one sheet of paper! Wonderful project, thanks for sharing. I have to check out the other post regarding 25 cards out of one sheet!

Terri E. said...

You go girl with all those cards. I really like the sentiment on the first one. Where did you get it? Fabulous job with the caardvarks sketch.

It's a good life!
Terri E.