Tuesday, June 23, 2009

June project--Using a Sketch 3 Ways by Chrystal Riddell

I don't know how many times I've heard from my fellow scrappers (or seen on the message board) the words "I just can't seem to make cards" or "I don't have time to make my own bags or tags." If you can follow a sketch, you can do all three! Save time, money, and use up those extra scraps to make a card and bag set after you're done with your layout. Put them aside, and the next time you need to wrap a gift in a pinch, you're ready. Not sure what type of sentiment to add to the card & bag? Just leave it blank, then you can add "Happy Birthday," "Congrats," or whatever you want when you need it. Any type of craft or big box store usually sells blank bags in sets of 12 and cards/envelopes in sets of 25 or 50.
This is a great project to get kids involved in, especially to keep them busy over the summer. Get out those scraps, and have them make their own cards and bags for future teacher's gifts, father's day, or a friend's birthday. This sketch is from www.pagemaps.com, which is one of my favorite resources for inspiration!



Carrie said...

You're so creative!

Nathalie said...

Your projects look great! Great idea to use the same sketch for the 3 of them!!!