Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Artful Blogger Party!!!

Artsymama is hosting an Artful Blogging Party today in celebration of the release of the new Somerset publication Artful Blogging. Go over to her site and check out all the blogs that are posting something artful today. It is already amazingly inspiring and the day/links have just started!!!

For my post today, I wanted to post a quickie PSA for scrapbookers. I was sitting in my scraproom the other day and spotted my box of coin envelopes. If you have never seen these before, they are 3 1/2" x 6" envelopes that were really popular a few years ago for mailing tags. You can get them in any office supply store. But I was sitting there looking at those envelopes and had an epiphany. Those envelopes are the absolutely perfect size for scrapbookers!!!

So I am here today to share with you the Perfect Scrapbookers Card...

These cards are made literally from scraps and because of the size of the finished product, they are perfect for scrapbookers. The finished size of all these cards is 3"x6" and they are all made from either 3"x12" strips or 6"x6" squares. Now, all you scrapbookers out there know how often you have just these sized pieces left over from your layouts so now you have the perfect use for them.

Here are the close-ups of all the cards. They are super-simple and fun to make. It is just like working with an oversized ATC.

This card is a side-fold made from a 3"x12" strip:


This card is a top-fold made from a 3"x12" strip:


This card is another side-fold made from a 3"x12" strip:


This card is a top-fold card made from a 6"x6" square:


Finally, this card is a side-fold card made from a 6"x6" square:


These are the last of my projects featuring the featured products of Basic Grey- Phoebe and Rhonna Farrer's Nature stamps. I will be starting a new featured product grouping sometime later this week. Tomorrow, though, I have a project that I have been working on that is very special. I just have to go get some printer ink so that I can finish up what I have done on it so far.

I hope that you have fun hopping around the Artful Blogger Party blogs today!!
smiles,
Christi

21 comments:

linda said...

how cute are those?!! love the size of them and the paper, embellies & stamps you used! gonna try this one! thanks Christi!

dede warren said...

I am surrounded by scraps, and rarely do I have good use for them. Well missy, thanks to you we now have a great use for them! thanks for sharing, very clever!

Scott said...

Too cool! Great cards Christi, LOVE the size! Awesome idea!

Natasha Burns said...

You've made lovely cards and what a great idea for those long narrow strips!

Karin (creativechaos) said...

So cute and fun! Thanks!

Sandy McTier said...

They are all adorable! What a fun size card.
Have a wonderfully ArtFULL day.

Erin Neiner said...

these are beautiful!
I love all the "birds"
thanks for sharing!

Fiona said...

Oh Christi, you are just so talented! I love your style.

Fiona(the Gingham one)

Miss*Laurence said...

What neat cards, the paper and stamps are so coordinated, it is very professional. I'll be back tomorrow for the special project!

Alison Gibbs said...

How beautiful your cards are!
What a great way to use up all our left over bits and pieces.

Michelle said...

so beautiful! I love ANYTHING with birds!

Carolyn said...

OMG! I love these cards. The birds & those sizes are so perfect. My addy is... LOL Fabulous Job Christi!!

Dawn W said...

Those are super adorable Christi...where do you find the time girlie? I will have to try these.

DawnW

Theresa said...

Such cute cards, and I love the sizes too. Must. get. my. scraps. OUT!

Linda said...

Lovely cards, and a perfect way to utilize as much of my delicious paper as possible. Thanks for the great idea!

Rita said...

LOVE all your cards and the size is great. Great work -- thanks for the inspiration my friend!

Tautchia said...

Your cards are fab! What a great idea to do cards in that size. Lovin' the birdies!

Cindyg said...

LOVE the cards - you know I'm a card person - LOL! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!

zorana said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your cards are charming! Love all the birds :-)

Laume said...

what sweet little cards! I like the less traditional dimensions to them.

Amy P said...

Still making the rounds! Your cards are beautiful! TFS!

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