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NSD 2010 2pm Hour: Sketches For Cards

Let’s talk sketches some more…but a different kind of sketches.

Remember that Michaels run I mentioned earlier that I made this week? Well along with the items I mentioned earlier (and a huge chunk of the K & Company Handmade collection including the chipboard alphabet & Garnish paper pad) I bought the latest idea book from Paper Crafts magazine. It’s called Go To Sketches. And I’ve been poring over it ever since!

I can’t put this thing down! I love to make cards but I’ve always felt totally useless at it from the perspective of knowing how to use the space on the card and lay it out. This sketch book provides a whole ton of frameworks that I can use to follow as recipes while choosing my own ingredients of elements and supplies to use. I can’t wait to sit down and scrap some cards with it!

If you’d like to see what “real” scrappers are doing with the card sketches, Paper Crafts has been running challenges with the book and having people post their cards on Flickr: Challenge 1 and Challenge 2. Challenge 2 runs until May 3rd, and there are prizes!

Babies (and kids) are a great reason to make cards, so this hour’s prize is a set of stamps from Unity Stamp Company:

That’s the Sketchy Little Boy set. The stamps are cling foam mounted red rubber. They work with an acrylic block.

How to Enter:

All you have to do to be one of the lucky winners is leave a comment on this entry before Midnight U.S. eastern time on Sunday night, May 2nd Monday night May 3rd (deadline extended for this drawing only due to Feedburner mailing issue) telling us if you’ve ever tried using sketches to make cards. Make sure you include your email address in the line reserved for it on the comment form (for your own protection, don’t put it in the text of the comment, where it will be visible to the public – just in the line labeled “email” in the form where only Scrapbook Update staff can see it). We will need it to notify you if you are a winner. Winners will be drawn by random drawing from all eligible entries. One entry per person.
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102 Responses to NSD 2010 2pm Hour: Sketches For Cards

  1. Jeanette Y May 3, 2010 at 9:42 pm #

    Sketches are great when I am stuck and need some inspiration! Looking forward to seed the magazine!!

  2. Tina V May 3, 2010 at 11:12 pm #

    I love to use sketches to get the creative juices flowing! I can’t wait to see the magazine!