Paper Morsels

Paper Crafts and Sweet Morsels from life.

8 x 8 Pad Disappearance Challenge

Inspired by Kristie at her blog The Best Things in Life are Pink, I tried to make a paper pad “disappear” by using it all up by making cards.  The paper pad I chose, however, was not the typical 6 x 6, but rather, a slightly larger 8 x 8 pad.

The pad I used was Graphic 45’s “By the Sea” pad.  Graphic 45’s 12 x 12 papers are very challenging to use for cards due to the size of their images, but they did a good job of providing larger and much smaller prints in this pack.


Many thanks to Kristie for showing which sketches she used.  I followed her examples for many of the cards!   There were a few more cards than this, but I have been using one here or there for occasions.  The rest will go to Operation Write Home.  OWH is closing down and they stop taking cards on Aug 1, so these will go in my last box to them.

I’m featuring a Missing You card to enter into the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge on the Operation Write Home blog today.


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Operation Write Home:  Our Daily Bread Designs – Missing You

Little Red Wagon:  #292 Use It Up Challenge

Penny’s Challenge: #230 Anything Goes




Ritz Quacker’s Lily

Love this Suzy’s Zoo image and the way the ribbon turned out on this card!



Products used:

  •  Stamp:  Rubber Stampede Suzy’s Zoo “Ritz Cracker’s Lily”
  •  Sentiment: The Alley Way Stamps
  • Papers:  Club Scrap
  • Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
  • Punch: Fiskars Border Punch – Daisy Chain
  • Markers:  Copic
  • Ribbon:  Offray Straight n’ Narrow

Lonely Seagull


Products used:

  • Image/Sentiment:  The Alley Way Stamps
  • Tag:  Club Scrap
  • Laser Cut:  Making Memories
  • Cord:  Herzberg, Schutz & Co., Inc – Modern Romance
  • Paper:  DCWV