Not-Just-A-Card Sketch

We welcome back Valerie Salmon with another versatile sketch!

Not only is this sketch perfect for a hand-crafted card, it is also easily adaptable for other small projects.  Using this design, we show you how you can create special gift bags for any occasion, too.  Just purchase a pre-made gift bag (or make one from a template or die-cut) and decorate it to your heart’s content.  It would also be great to make the card to match the bag.  Have fun!

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Designed by Valerie Salmon of Got Sketch?

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“Thank You” Card

Designed by Valerie Salmon

SOURCES  Cardstock:  Bazzill, DCWV.  Patterned Papers:  K & Company.  Flowers:  Prima.  Brad:  Pink Paislee.  Border Punches:  Martha Stewart.  Corner rounder punch:  EK Success.  Other:  stamping ink.

Designer’s Notes:  

This card came together in minutes!  I just used papers from the same paper pack so that they are sure to coordinate.    I just hand-cut the notches on the vertical strips and the sentiment label with a pair of Fiskars Micro-Tip scissors (my favorite!).  How much more simple can it be?

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“Happy Summer”

Designed by Ingrid Danvers

SOURCES  Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (Straw), Papertrey Ink (Vintage White).  Patterned paper: Pink Paislee (Hometown Summer).  Button: Papertrey Ink (White & Cream Mix).  Ribbon, twine: May Arts.  Clear stamps: Papertrey Ink (Daily Designs Sentiments).  Ink: Versafine (Onyx Black), Papertrey Ink (Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo).  Felt: Felt on the Fly.  Foam dots: Zva Creative.  Dies: Papertrey Ink (Favor It Box 3, Banner Builder Collection, Eyelet Lace Border), MFT Stamps (Die-namics Open Scallop Border).  Tools: sewing machine

Designer’s Notes:  

I made this gift bag to show you that you can use Valerie Salmon’s card sketches also for other projects. A little gift bag is a perfect project to use your patterned paper left-overs. I keep my leftovers in a small basket on my desk. This way I always have them at hand whenever I need something, like a small strip of paper.

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“Thanks” Gift bag

Designed by Lisette Gibbons

SOURCES  Kraft Paper Bag: Riot’s | Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Lost & Found Collection) | Punch: Martha Stewart | Ribbon: Vandoros | Clear Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Damask Designs) + Waltzing Mouse (Say It Loud) | Ink: Papertrey Ink (Vintage White) | Brad | Pearls: KaiserCraft | Lace: Spotlight | Die: Spellbinder Nestabilities Die (Blossom Two) used to make flower | Fabric: Spotlight

Designer’s Notes:  

Depending on the size of your project, balance the sizes of your papers to match the background. I created a gift bag and wanted a voluptuous flower for impact. And before you stamp your sentiment in white ink on a dark background, you might want to test it on a different piece of paper first to make sure it comes up enough.

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“Thank You Kindly”

Designed by Rae Barthel

SOURCES  Patterned paper: Crate Paper.  Border Stickers: Crate Paper.  Clear stamp: Layers of Color.  Hybrid Ink: (Vintage Cream, Hawaiian Shores)Papertrey Ink.  Pigment Ink: (onyx black) Tsukineko.  Chalk Ink: (cranberry)Clearsnap.  Silk flowers: Michael’s.  Rhinestones: Michael’s; Hobby Lobby.  Button: The Girls’ Paperie.  Fabric tape: e2 Daily.  Twine: The Twinery.  Seam binding:  Lawrence Schiff Silk Mills, Inc.  Other: kraft gift bag.

Designer’s Notes:  

I am a big fan of presenting a gift with style, hence the altered gift bag that I made based on Valerie’s fabulous, versatile sketch!
Keep a few altered gift bags on hand, and you will always have thoughtful, handmade packaging available when you are gifting someone special.

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‘Want more sketches?  Visit the Got Sketch? blog for more inspiring ideas to fit your scrappy needs.

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  1. Oooh, I just *love* the Happy Summer bag by Ingrid Danvers! So adorable!