Thursday, April 10, 2008

CARDS FOR OUR HEROES/SHEET LOAD OF CARDS

Here are two of the cards that we made last Saturday for the Cards for Heroes. They are the ones that I used the Sheet Loads of Cards templates for. The Love You card is from the April issue of their ezine.

I am working on using up some old patterned papers that have been hanging around way to long so I have no idea whose they are ore where or when I obtained them. I do know they are not Stampin' Up as they do predate my SU days.....
The card stock is SU's Elegant Eggplant and Lovely Lilac. And the Sentiment is from the retired set A Light Heart. This is the set SU had for the American Heart Association a while back. The rhinestone brads are from Oriental Trading Co which for bulk card production are much more affordable than SU's. I do love Stampin' Up but sometimes their embellishments can be a bit pricey....After layering all the various pieces I then mounted them on some large card blanks I had that also have been hanging around too long. These are the value packs of cards and envelopes that you can get from craft stores like Michael's or Hobby Lobby.

The second card is from the November issue of the ezine. It's a bit harder to find on the BLOG to download as they started a new BLOG in December of last year. You can go here and scroll all the way down to the bottom of the post. Or you can go to their front page of the BLOG and on the left there is a link to their archives of past magazines. Look for November and down load.

Once again I am using up old patterned paper....got to make room for new you know....The stamp I used is one I picked up at the going out of business sale of our local Stamp store...so sad...I don't know what company it is from as it was a demo stamp of the stores and has been used so much the marking on the wood are worn off. But I love the scrolls on it. The ribbon is a $1 roll from Michaels. Once a gain I love SU's ribbon, but some times you just find a nice one else where. This has a wonderful gold edge to it.

Sorry the scan here is a bit crocked. The card itself is straight. The card stock I used is SU and it is Certainly Celery and Lavender Lace with the sentiment stamped with Lavender Lace on Whisper White. Everything is places on a Whisper White 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 top fold card.

So there you have it. We also made two other card designs which were my own designs. For some reason I don't think I scanned them. I guess I was so excited about showing how I used Sheet Loads of Cards and also in a hurry to get them mailed out in time for them to make it overseas to be used for Mother's Day. Trust me though these were the better of the four......

6 comments:

JAR said...

Beautiful cards and the layouts are perfect for using up DP! I need to do that, as I have enough to last my lifetime! That and eyelets! Great job and very pretty!

ScrappinGalz said...

Great cards. I used sheetload this month too to create a card!

Susan said...

I also checked out Sheetload and think it will be a great source of inspiration. Your cards are very pretty - I so need a Mother's Day stamp!

Thanks for your comment on my rosebuds. I didn;t make them up but they are pretty easy to do. Am thinking of how to show you on my blog. They are just based on a square and a few easy 'teabag' folds.

Lee said...

I still haven't checked out that sheetloads blog....I'll put it on my to-do list! These are so pretty Suzanne.......I know they will be absolutely appreciated.....by the troops AND by the mamas!!

Susan said...

Suzanne, I posted instructions on how to make those paper flowers on my blog for you. Do let me know if you can follow the instructions alright, OK?

LadyDoc said...

Great cards!!! I'm another sheetload lover.