Tuesday, April 28, 2009

SheetLoad Design Team Try Out

Take one SheetLoads' issue, gather supplies listed, assemble cards with cutting guides and lots of amazing examples, then what do you have? Endless possibilities!

For my Design Team Submissions, I decided to use the current April issue of SheetLoads for inspiration. To add a little extra spin for myself, I also opted to use at least one item received either through WRAK, swaps, or blog candy on each card.

BASIC 'Worm Wishes' is a card straight from the April issue; the only addition is a thin mat around the image:

Stamps: Veggiebella (thanks, Lori!) and sentiment by Stamping Bella. Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics. Cardstock: Stampin' Up Real Red, Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue. Creative Memories' red plaid. Georgia Pacific 110 white. Accessories: Spellbinder's Rectangle Nestabilities, Provocraft Cuttlebug 'Distressed Stripes' embossing folder, Martha Stewart tomato embellishments.

SLIGHTLY MODIFIED #1. For 'Take a Break', I rotated the sketch, added a few more mat layers, and used a Nestabilities Label to change the shape of the layer under the image.

Stamp: My Favorite Things 'Annie Lapoint Take a Break'(thanks, Shelly!). Ink: black, Copics. Cardstock: Stampin' Up Almost Amethyst, Elegant Eggplant. My Mind's Eye 'Wild Asparagus'. Georgia Pacific 110 white. Accessories: Flower Soft, Bella Baubles, white organdy ribbon, Spellbinder's Label one Nestabilities, Prima flowers.

This was also my first time using Flower Soft -- what fun texture! Don't the lilacs look like perfect miniatures? Thanks again to Eileen (SCS leenk) for sharing this great embellishment with me.

SLIGHTLY MODIFIED #2. For the third card, I used an acetate base. Melyssa Connolly's card in the April issue was the inspiration, and since the clarity of acetate always reminds me of ice, I went for a winter theme using supplies from a swapped card kit created by Angela (SCS monkeymama):

Stamps: Pink Cat Studio's 'Lily and Tweet'. Cardstock: Stampin' Up DP, Georgia Pacific 110 white. Ink: Versafine black, Copics. Accessories: acetate, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Hero Arts gems, blue organdy ribbon, white iridescent ribbon, Spellbinder's Nestabilities Ribbons Tag.

BEYOND THE CARD ITEM. With warm weather finally arriving, I can't stay with winter cards for long, so my 'Anything but a Card' project is this seed packet holder using cardstock and ribbon from a 2 Red Bananas blog candy prize:

Stamps: Stampin' Up 'Live Your Dream', Papertrey 'Mixed Messages'. Ink: Sage Shadow, Old Olive, Regal Rose, So Saffron. Cardstock: My Mind's Eye 'Bloom' DP. Accessories: May Arts orange ribbon, Primas, Stampin' Up buttons and tab punch, Martha Stewart border punch, Spellbinder's Rectangle and Label One Nestabilities, white lunch bags.

Sharon (notimetostamp) has a wonderful tutorial HERE on her blog that guided me through this fun project using white lunch bags. The holder fans out to allow 3 different seed packets to be included:

Hope you enjoyed this round of cards and more. Be sure to stop by the SheetLoads' archives for 'loads' of inspiration. Wish me luck with the Design Team try outs!


  1. Jessica, these are all incredible!!! WOW!!! You coloring is terrific! Great job!

  2. My Goodness, Jessica!!!! I love them ALL!!! You are so clever and soooooooo talented...Thank you so much for sharing such splendid ideas!!! Hugs..Jacque

  3. Jessica I wish you lots of luck!!! Those are wonderful cards!!!


  4. Wow!! These are all awesome! you did an amazing job on all of these!

  5. Holy cow lady!!! WOWZER!! These are ALL just really gorgeous creations!! You're very talented and I hope you get the spot!! I love the tomatoes on the first card, the pocket idea is just awesome and that flower soft on the lilac are da bomb girl!! (Lilacs are my fav flower, 1 because they're purple and the other because they smell so good!!) :) Hope you're enjoying your weekend!! HUGS

  6. Wowww Jessica,what a beautiful cards,l love them all.

    Hugs Riet.x

  7. Wowzers Jess, these are all fabulous!

  8. Angela (SCS monkeymama)April 26, 2009 at 6:32 PM

    Boy, you have been busy! These all look fabulous, Jessica! Beautiful and creative! Good luck to you!

  9. All of your projects are amazing! Good luck!

    I love your Bella card the best...I hate tomatoes, but I lovey yours! :)

  10. OMG JEssica....while I really love all your cards, that first one is SPECTACULAR!! Those tomatoes are AMAZING!! I love it so much!! WOW!!!! Crossing fingers for you!!

  11. OMGoodness Jessica! You've been one busy bee! All of the cards are amazing and I wish you all the luck - although I don't think luck is what you need, they'll see your talent and snatch you right up!

    I love the matters on the first card, very creative!

  12. WOW...WOW...WOW!! :) Lots of yummy goodness here! Love your packet/pocket card thingy. Such gorgeous papers and border punches. Love your flower soft on the lilacs too--and great way to use your top note die!! :)


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