In my blog travels last month, I came across a great new (for me!) website. SheetLoad ShortCuts. Alicia was offering a brand new product last month. CLEAR and Frosted card blanks! Nice and heavy, unlike the acetate sheets so many have been trying to use to achieve a clear card. So I ordered a combo pack from her. Five of each style with S&H come to just shy of $7.00. Can't beat that with a stick! And great cs too! She uses Paypal for her orders and since I don't "do" PayPal, I emailed and Alicia told me I could pay by Money Order. She graciously told me my total, emailed me when she recieved the MO, emailed me again to let me know my order had shipped and because I was in the middle of working on the Acrylic albums, I brain-farted and didn't let her know I had recieved them. SHE emailed me to make sure they had arrived and that I was happy with them. It just don't get much better than that, folks! Now that the Acrylic albums are complete, I turned my attention to getting a couple of birthday cards I need for this month knocked out. I used CTMH Floral Tapestry paper pack for the cards, along with my Fiskars Threading Water punch. The new CTMH Color Ready alphabets for the H and B that I sponged with Twilight ink and pop-dotted for dimension. I used Chocolate lowercase stamp set for the rest of Happy Birthday, also stamped with Twilight ink.
And now that I've worked with them, the cards are very nice. Nice weight. Not too flimsy like acetate sheets. They stand very nicely when done in either direction. Only thing you need to know is, the clear ones are pretty static-y and you may have to wipe them off to get rid of any dust that may be on them. And, to make a nice crease, I used my Scor-It and where the "bulge" is, folded that to the INSIDE of the card. People generally fold that to the outside of the card, but it really should be folded to the inside. Best of all...unlike acetate sheets, the clear card blanks DO NOT show fingerprints! Woo Hoo on that!
Now for the cool news. For the month of October, Alicia is offering 10% off your order when referred by a friend. And thats where I come in! Place an order which includes either/or the new clear or frosted card blanks or sheets, mention MY first name, first inital of my last name and city where I live when you check out using PayPal in the "Special Instructions" field and you will get 10% off your total order. And I could get my Sept order that I placed for FREE!! No PayPal? No Problem! Send Alicia an email at SheetLoad ShortCuts and she will take care of the rest! Just don't forget my name and city to get your discount!