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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

So It's NOT This Week's Challenge!!!

I know it's Sketch Challenge day on SplitCoastStampers and you're probably wondering where my card is. Well, I didn't participate today. I don't really like doing square cards. It's not that they are such a challenge for me that I won't do them it's that I don't have any envelopes for that size card and I don't really plan to buy any envelopes to fit those cards. And I do believe they cost a bit more to mail too! That's really not the issue here with me, I usually have to pay more to mail my cards because of the brads, ribbons, buttons, etc. on them! It's the envelopes!!!

Even though I didn't participate in the Sketch Challenge I did sort of work on a square card and then I cut it to fit a "normal" size card!

I used the "Fresh Cuts" set and the "Fresh Cuts Notes" to go with it. I was going to use the new Baja Blue card stock but I thought it had too much green in it to go with the Pacific Blue. SO I took out a piece of Bashful Blue and I liked the way the two melded together much better. I stamped Bashful Blue on top of the Fresh Cuts Notes paper. I punched out a flower using the Pacific Blue and then I stamped a flower using the Pacific Blue ink pad. I cut the flower out and added a brad to the center to hold the pieces in place.

I used the little floral vine stamp in the "Fresh Cuts" set with the VersaMark pad. I used my favorite wording stamp set "Sincere Salutations."

This card is for my sister-in-law. Her birthday was on the 6th. A little late but hey, she will still get it in the month of August!!! LOL I can't believe I forgot her birthday!

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SueB said...

Quick tip - pick up some oversized rectangular envelopes and make square cards to fit them! There'll be some extra room in the envelopes BUT they mail with a regular stamp! I got mine at the Hallmark outlet at the university where I work FREE!

Unknown said...

I don't do many square cards for the same reasons you listed. I did do this challenge with 3 by 3 cards that I can include with the swapping of PTI round 8 (they won't be mailed out by themselves). It does cost more to mail square and they have to be a certain size before they can even be mailed.

Kristine said...

I used to never make squares because I didn't want to buy special envies, but now that I'm using more and more designer paper on my cards, I LOVE to make them becuase they show off more of my dp!! Even if they do cost a little more. I never thought to put them in a regular card-size envy though. That'd prolly work GREAT! :)

Your blue card is really pretty!!