Guess what? I have a video to share with you today! I know, you probably need to sit down – it’s quite a surprise. It has been far too long. How long? Well, this is the first video I’ve released this year… It’s just a quick one, but I hope you will enjoy it. And I will try to have more for you to watch before too long!
I used the July 2021 SheetLoad of Cards sketch with patterned papers, stickers and ephemera from the Simple Stories So Happy Together Collection which came in Love From Lizi’s October 2019 card kit. Some of the cards use sentiments from Love From Lizi’s Home Sweet Home stamps. The solid coloured card stock are Core’dinations by American Crafts which I had in my stash, and I used Jolly Green and Cherry Tomato for the back panels, and Charcoal and Kraft Light for the folding panels.
I did make some changes to the sizing that Crafty Al provides for the SheetLoad of cards. As I was using 12″x12″ card instead of 8½”x11″ I adjusted the sizes down a little to make the panels I needed to cut fit in a more efficient way. I spent ages working out the maths, and even then the numbers were slightly off and I had to do some extra trimming after cutting things down. I probably over-complicated it, and definitely confused myself!
From a distance I think the picture looks deceptively Christmas-y… It’s probably because of the red and green backgrounds! Maybe I should have used the grey and kraft for the large back panels instead. Oh well. Isn’t hindsight the best?!
This was a really fun way to use up some papers. It’s definitely a good way to make use of some leftover kit elements that I have, and I hope to play along in future months as well, as a way to be able to work through the older kits I have and make space for new goodies! I’m going to be back (maybe tomorrow, if I’m productive enough!) with another similar challenge using up a bunch of patterned papers.
| Charlotte E (Lady Joyful) |
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