Hey everyone, today I'm joining in with Lexi over at the October Afternoon blog. She has a new sketch up and asked me to participate in creating a new project using it. I chose to create a card based off of the sketch. I love how sketches can be interpreted for any type of project you want to create, whether it be a scrapbook layout, a card, a notebook, etc.
For my card, I used products from the October 9 to 5 collection. I love anything with an old time-y office product feel and the 9 to 5 collection is just perfect and fun!
I loved the 4 square grid element on Lexi's sketch. It's the perfect place to use 4 different patterned papers, stickers, labels, tags or whatever little tidbits you have from a collection. A grid design allows you get mixy matchy with product but yet they're all grouped together in a nice, uniform layout. For my squares I used papers from the 8 x8 Paper Pad, a sticker from the Word Stickers sheet, + the Day Washi Tape. I tied it all up with a long length of black and white baker's twine.
The little grouping of elements in Lexi's sketch allowed for the perfect little placement of more, tiny accents. I used pieces from the Word Stickers sheet, + Designer Brads. The strip of floral paper sewn along the right side of my card also follows Lexi's sketch. I used a bracket punch to follow my office theme for the card.
You can find the October Afternoon 9 to 5 collection at 2Peas here. Also the October Afternoon Witch Hazel Halloween line is 25% off right now, a perfect time to add items to your Halloween stash of goodies.
In my shop news, I've got my card kits on sale for 20% off + Halloween/Fall items are on sale too.