SheetLoad of Cards | January 2023

Happy New Year! A wonderful way to jumpstart the new year is to make a batch of beautiful cards. Let’s see if I make Happy Birthday, Valentine’s, or Thinking of You cards with this new SheetLoad of Cards design! And think I will use Gina K Designs Master Layout #7 dies.

Call Me {Crafty} Al

Visit Crafty Al’s (Alicia) YouTube Channel for the January 2023 PDF for “SheetLoad of Cards”. It’s a creative system of cutting paper to make a batch of cards. So easy to create cards by pulling coordinating patterned paper from your stash and following her template!

Added “Happy Valentine’s” on the front
Also created an inside white card with more stamps from the Simon Says Stamp set

My Process

Since I keep my tools near my desk, I am ready to create cards as soon as the next month’s SheetLoad comes out! I have my 6×6 and some 6×8 paper pads stored in these baskets. I have a bunch of packs for spring, Christmas, birthday, fall, winter, and summer, etc. Pull out some with heart patterns!

6×6 paper pads storage in these wire baskets

Once I picked my pretty patterned paper, I found coordinating solid cardstock for the layers of the card. I also decided to use bright red paper for the card base. I also decided to use my Gina K Designs slimline master layout #7 set to cut all my layers for the cards instead of following Crafty Al’s cutting instructions. Her card suggestion inspired this look for me.

Used Big Shot machine to die cut all the card layers
I could cut two images on one 6×8 sheet of patterned paper from 6×8 pad
Stamped sentiment and image using Gina K Amalgam ink, safe for alcohol markers
Used Gina K Designs Master Layout #7 for the Mini Slimline-sized cards
Used my Stampin’ Up Blends to add a little color to the puppy image

Products Used

  • Stampin’ Up 8.5×11 cardstock for card bases
  • Stampin’ Up alcohol markers — Darks Crumb Cake, Real Red, and Old Olive
  • Simon Says Stamp! set called “Really Like You” (retired)
  • Penny Black set called “Critter Party” (Link)
  • Gina K Designs Master Layouts #7 Die Set for Slimline cards (Link)
  • 6×8 patterned paper pad from Bella Blvd called “You are Loved” (retired)
  • Tonic Studio Paper Guillotine 12″ Trimmer (Link)
  • Mini Score Pal from Scor Pal (Link)
  • Gina K Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Misti Stamp Positioning Tool (Link)
  • Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy (Link)
  • Tombow Multi Mono Liquid Glue (Link)

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