Friday, November 4, 2022

Give Thanks to the LORD Gap Cards #SUYSNov2022

Last month I heard about a monthly program called "Sheet Load of Cards" by Call My Crafty Al on YouTube. Each month, Crafty Al provides a template for viewers to make a set of cards using only a few sheets of 12X12 patterned card stock and some plain letter-sized card stock for the main details of the cards. I make a lot of sets of cards for various groups of people, so I was intrigued by this idea and loved the way Crafty Al economizes on paper usage in her templates. I was able to use this month's Sheet Load of Cards template to create a set of cut files in my Silhouette Design Studio software so that I didn't need to cut and/or score each sheet manually. I had to resize the template slightly since the cutting area in the Silhouette software is slightly smaller than 12x12, but reducing it to 97% did the trick!

This is what's called a "Gap Card" because the bottom isn't directly connected to the top. There's a small strip cut out of the card base (which I plan to recycle and use for a sentiment strip on a 5X7 card), and the bottom part of the card is then connected to the card base by 2 elements: the rectangle that spans the two halves of the card and the circle with the sentiment on it. 

My Silhouette Cameo did most of the work for these cards: card bases, matting strips, patterned cardstock strips, and a print and cut of the sentiment circles. I used a Gina Marie Designs die to cut out the doily behind the sentiment circle, and I added some twine that was adhered to the doily die cuts by the foam tape on the back of the sentiment circles. I created the word art in Silhouette Design Studio but in hindsight wish I had chosen a different font for the "Give thanks to the" and "for His love endures" parts of the word art. Originally I had the verse sized a lot bigger, and then it was easier to read. Once I sized it down to fit on the doily die background, those parts became much more difficult to read. I'm thinking about doing another set of cards using this pattern now that I'm designed the cut files needed, and I think I'll have a die cut or stamp on the circle (or maybe a one-word sentiment like "Thanks") and put the main sentiment on the inside of the card.

If you'd like to try this card design and make your own "Sheet Load of Cards," here's a link to the video with the pdf download: November 2022 SheetLoad of Cards | Debut & FREE Printable | Split Panel Cards #SLCTNov2022 - YouTube If you play along, you can use #SUYSNov2022. 

Side view:

Close up of the verse:

Front view:

Each of the 6 different designs (the instructions make 3 of each of these 6 designs):

My November Sheet Load of 18 cards:

Challenges I'm entering: 

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge -1st to the 25th every month: Give Thanks or Encourage a Friend (1/5; ends Nov. 25) Top Three Pick 12/1/22 Thanks or Thanksgiving (1/5; ends Nov. 9)

Word Art Wednesday: ATG (ends Nov. 9) Top 3 Honors 11/9/22

The Paper Funday Challenges: ATG with optional twist of the colors of autumn (1/6; ends Dec. 4)

Double D Challenges ( Thankful/Blessings/Grateful (1/3; ends Nov. 13)

{Cupcake Inspirations}: ATG (1/3; ends Nov. 12)

Double Trouble Paper Crafting ( Thing 1: ATG Thing 2: Linked up with your partner Cupcake Inspirations­čśâ(1/4; ends Nov. 7)

Dream Valley Challenges: Dies and/or Punches (1/3; ends Nov. 12) C10


  1. WOW, You really created a ton of cards with that design. I love the Fall colors you've used - beautiful cards. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our November "Anything Goes" challenge.

  2. Love the variety of your fun fold cards in the different patterned paper combinations... beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble, Paper FunDay and Cupcake Inspirations. And don't forget we also have previously partnered with Creative Creases and you can gain another chance at random draw... all you need to do is enter your card here too.

  3. Lovely card design and perfect patterned papers for the Season. You should also check out Kendra's Card Challenge. I love playing along with that one too. Thanks for linking up with us at The Paper Funday Challenge.
    The Paper Funday Challenge
    The Inspiration Station Challenge

  4. Fabulous design! I adore your pretty patterned papers, perfect for a Fall theme! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Thankful ~ Blessings ~ Grateful Challenge. Donna, DT Member.

  5. Love that design, such wonderful fall papers and such a nice way to display the verse. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Funday Challenge!

  6. I love the colors of your cards!! Great design!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!!

    DT CIC

  7. What a cool idea! That's a great way to get tons of cards done in a quick way. Yours turned out very cute and very Autumny. thanks for sharing with us at Double trouble! :)

  8. What a great set of cards! Thanks for joining us over at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.


    CIC DT