Hello and welcome back to the craft room and today’s Sheetload of Scraps Birthday Cards post. I absolutely love the August 2023 Sheetload of Card sketch. If you remember, I shared my Hello Friend card and just had to use it again this month. Again, rather than create the suggested 8 cards, I decided to use up some of the scrap pattern paper I had littering my craft desk. This sketch is perfect for that. As a refresher, if you would like to check out the debut video you can catch that here: August 2023 Sheetload of Cards.
Floral Birthday Cards
I chose to create birthday cards as you can never have enough of them. For the first batch of cards I used floral pattern paper scraps. For the sentiment I used a stamp set by GinaK. I won this set many years ago from a contest on StampTV and turn to the Happy Birthday sentiment quite often. To keep the look of these cards soft, I used Hickory Smoke Distress Archival Ink.
The first batch of cards are using up scraps from the Sage Park paper pack by Recollections. The rose gold metallic mat is from the Rose Quartz paper pack, also by Recollections. I used this combination of papers when I made Rosa’s Goodbye Card.
The next set of cards I created are using scraps from the Accordion Pocket Folder that I made back in March of 2023. I used the double sided pattern paper pad Petite Floral by Recollections for that project, so creating these cards was super simple. I used more of the rose gold metallic card from the Rose Quartz paper pack.
Sheetload Masculine Birthday Cards
The last two birthday cards I created are not made with left over paper scraps. These were created with a sheet of double sided 8” x 8” pattern paper that I acquired from my cousin. Sadly I can’t tell you the paper company, but I do love how perfect it is for masculine cards.
For the birthday sentiment, I used the same GinaK stamp set. This time I chose a richer ink color to match the paper so I used Vintage Photo Distress Archival Ink.
I really like how these cards turned out. Even with a little bit of frill on the second card, it still has a more masculine feel to it. There is also the opportunity to add an embellishment to the card before sending it off. The first card in the image below was given to my son for his 26th birthday earlier this month.
Thank you for joining me today and checking out the Sheetload of Scraps Birthday Cards post. This is such a great sketch for so many different types of cards. The ease in which you can adapt this to many different sizes of paper makes it an even better sketch to use. If you have to opportunity to create any cards with the August 2023 Sheetload of Cards I would love to see them! Please share a link to your cards in the comments below. Until then, have a fantastic week and I will see you in the craft room again real soon!
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