If today’s steal, the Cosmo Cricket Mega Packs aren’t the perfect smorgasbord of papers to play with, I don’t know what is! The folks at Cosmo Cricket certainly know how to create a print and design to tickle the taste of every scrapper, and the best part of today’s steals … you get a little sampling of so many different collections without committing to the entire line!

I had a great time creating cards for this week with the Cosmo Cricket papers. My design tended to evolve from one card to the next, but this is the general idea for this weeks sketch. (Feel free to choose from the variety of cards to base your design off of. ;) )

I started with the boyish collections and created these two cards.

Next I made a few cards with the girl-ish collections.

Now if you have missed out on our challenge this year to send out joy, you should jump in on the fun! Don’t let those beautiful cards you create sit around collecting dust. Throw a stamp on an envelope and send it to someone to brighten their day. I know it’s been so much fun for me being able to surprise some of our ScrapbookSteals fans with a little happy mail.

Also don’t forget to keep posting your Monday Card Madness creations to our Facebook fan page or your own personal blog.  Leave a link here on our blog for the August cards by Friday September 2nd at 11:59pm MST in order to be eligible for our monthly drawing.

One more thing, if you get so busy scrapping up a card storm and don’t know what to do with all of those extras, (after sending out joy of course ;) ), then you should participate in our current ScrapbookSteals card swap. If you’ve missed the details, here they are:

  • Create 10 cards. They can all be the same or each can be different.
  • All cards must include an envelope.
  • Cards must be received to the ScrapbookSteals warehouse by August 31st. (ScrapbookSteals, Attn: Card Swap, 2181 California, #400, SLC, UT  84104)
  • Once your cards have been sent in the mail, please send me an email to kristy@stealnetwork.com, to let me know that I need to be on the lookout for your amazing creations. I will then randomly re-distribute the cards and mail back 10 different cards to each participant.

I hope you all have a fantastic day! Be sure to check in tomorrow for our next amazing How To’sday tutorial!