I'm off on one of my coveted "banker's holidays" today. We are having one of those rare "un-sunny" days here in Sunny Southern California, so what a GREAT day to use some of my scrappin' stash to make a few cards. As usual, the Card Pattern's blog has another amazing sketch this week.
Better yet, this is the kind of sketch that is a frugal scrapper's DREAM! What a GR8 way to use my stash of all those paper strips I kept thinking I "should just toss in my frugal trash bin"...but just couldn't do it, lol.
I used some of my stash from Kaiser Kraft's Madame Boutique line along with a piece from G45's On the Boardwalk collection.
Adding a few pieces of cardstock (some of which came from my scrap bin) made for some really great cards. I often choose papers (when I do buy paper) that can be used for feminine AND masculine cards which is what I was able to do here.
First let's take a look at Card Pattern's Sketch 148:
Isn't this sketch just calling out to be used with your scraps? I just LOVE it!
Since I wanted to make two cards to show that with the same paper, I could make a feminine AND a masculine card, I did just that. I embellished with some flowers I've had FOREVER, and some of my favorite T!m embellishments, some sproket gears that I've been "hoarding".
I changed my cards to 5 x 5 since I really love this size and LOVE to make my own envelopes out of a sheet of regular letter size copy paper.
As I do on most of my cards, below is the finished inside of the card:
Thanks, Card Patterns, for another GREAT sketch!
Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire:)
For those of you who have been following my blog, THANK YOU, I'm still here and as FRUGAL as ever. I'm just expanding my blog title to further reflect my "altered" muse. I'm still the same (sometimes goofy) FRUGAL SCRAPPER that I've always been and will continue to focus on FRUGAL papercrafting projects:)