This is picture heavy, since there are 5 cards along with the bag, and the sketch challenges are also linked.
A friend and I were chatting the other day and she sent me a link for using a pad of design paper for a set of cards. As we talked about our paper hoarding and what we should do about it (besides therapy) I knew I had to use up some of my retired stuff, since I really haven't looked at in a long time. So dug it out, and decided a few bags with cards in them is just the way to make gifts, and use up my paper...
I found this template for the bag, after searching thru hundreds of saved files from over the last 16 years of crafting, and knew it would work! Thank you Amy Celona!
Next I needed a few cards to complete the bag. this was more of a challenge than anything. I needed to find challenges, past or present to use some of this DSP that I had at hand. AND not to stray from those papers! And Rainbow Sherbet is some bright paper. Sadly I still had some of the coordinating inks too!
Just Add Ink moved things along. This was a challenge in September and I thought it would come in handy again.
|Just Add Ink|
|Just Add Ink|
Next, I have this sketch from Merry Monday, but hadn't figured out what Christmas card to put together but I liked it as a birthday card.. so why not?
I remembered the CAS(E) this Sketch! and this challenge was closing 40 minutes after I found the sketch but it doesn't matter, I was happy to use it, and a Thank you card was born!
|CAS(e) this Sketch|
Simple and fast, by this point I am sick of looking at the old paper, but know I need another card. When I looked at Freshly Made Sketches, it was just what I could use to complete another card! Thank you FMS!!!
|Freshly Made Sketches|
Since my Framelits were still out I grabbed them and completed the last card for the bag. Uses more DSP, and alittle bling and bam! its done. No sketch, nothing fancy but I have completed it!
I DID IT!!! I used some of the retired DSP that I have been hoarding... I actually am looking at completing a few more for gifts, and using some old, so I can buy some new!... start the cycle all over again!!!
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