March 2011 (Card) Sketch Challenge

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Article Courtesy by Andrea Steed

I always seem to be short on greeting cards when it's time to hand one out.  Being a scrapbooker, I always make my own, rather than buy them, so when I run out of cards -- it means I have work to do!  One easy way to make a bunch of cards at once is to create a sketch, pick up a pile of scraps and get to work recreating the same basic card over and over again, with different papers and embellishments.  It's easy and mindless, and since your cards are delivered to all sorts of different people, no one needs to know it was made in bulk!

I used this sketch to make several cards from the leftover scraps from the Dino Roar collection kit from Imaginisce:

Then I took the same sketch and some leftover supplies from the Apple Cider Collection to make a few teacher "thank you" cards:

And while I was at it, I made a few new baby cards as well.  For this version, I turned the sketch sideways:

It's easy to get a bunch of cardmaking done in a short period of time with this method.  Give it a shot -- and use up your scraps while you're at it!


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