Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Rejects! It's the New Cool

Oh my, oh my! It was Paper Crafts submission time for Go To Sketches Vol 2 last week. I am shocked and thrilled to say I got a happy email. But today isn't about that. Today is about the rejects. Dr. Amber at Damask Love is hosting a reject blog hop for all the lovely cards that won't be in the magazine. There is some fabulous stuff and I just have to join in! Now, the two cards I'm showing I'm not surpised they made it to the reject pile. Don't get me wrong, I like them and I'm glad I made them, but they're not ones that leave you scratching your head wondering what the editors were thinking. ;)

This card is for sketch 57. It's very plain, but a smiley face is the first thing that popped in my head when I saw the sketch. I wanted it to be bright and cheery while still keeping it simple. I stamped the letters on white, colored them, cut them out, and then sanded the snot out of the middles so there wouldn't be much white showing. There's a great tip to run a black marker around the edge for things like that, but I don't have a steady enough hand and always end up making a bigger mess.

This one is based on sketch 63. The idea of using real bandaids seemed fun to me. I wanted to use "Feel better friend" from the same set, but it wasn't long enough to be balanced. I do like this general idea and will probably use it again with kid bandaids if I ever need a kid's get well card.

Thanks for looking and you should check out all the fabulous rejects from everyone over on Amber's blog. And definitely pick up a copy of Go To Sketches Vol 2 when it hits the stands in August! It's gonna be fabulous! Thanks for looking!


Happy card: Stamps - Papertrey Ink Paper Tray and Outlines Alphabet Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black Paper - Papertrey Stamper's Select White, Stampin' Up! Dandelion Delight (is that what's it's called? Can't remember now) and Peach Parfait Other - Papertrey Ink Sunshine Impression Plate, Copics (RV00, RV02, RV04), Cutterbee scissors, Basic Grey sanding kit

Under the Weather: Stamps - Papertrey Ink Scattered Showers Additions Ink - Vivid Raspberry Paper - Stampin' Up! Pink Pirouette, Papertrey Ink Raspberry Fizz Other - Stampin' Up! Two-Step Owl Punch, bandaids


  1. WHAT!? You mean to tell me these were rejected?! Can't be true. I love these. I don't know which I love more! Using bandaids is by far the most genius thing I've come across today. Thanks for sharing your projects on the hop!

  2. Paula, these are cute! The bandaid card is my favorite.

  3. These are super cute!! I totally love how you used actual bandaids!! Great job!! ♥♥♥

  4. Love your rejects Paula! Can't wait to see the magazine when it's on the stands!!