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Stash Challenge: patterned paper scraps

I didn’t get a lot of crafting done this week, but I made two cards.  The first one is a good demonstration of how to use those tiny scraps of patterned paper you have in your stash.  Some of the flowers  are design elements from small bits and pieces of patterned paper I had lying around.  I also used miscellaneous stickers and brads to give it a more random/natural look.  As part of my USE YOUR STASH month-long challenge (see sidebar), neither card is made using newly purchased materials.

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Detail of flowers:

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MATERIALS: white cardstock, Marrakech paper pad;  assorted flower brads (“Spring Fling” line from Making Memories); epoxy stickers (owl, butterfly, leaves on flowers) from Paperchase, flower stickers (Jolee’s Boutique by EK Success); flowers cut out from scrap pp; alphas are “French Market Alphabet Stickers” (Rusty Pickle, ST71).

THANK YOU CARD:

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MATERIALS: white cardstock; Marrakech paper pad; decorative tape (self-adhesive ribbon) from Martha Stewart, alpha stickers (Sarah Milne’s “Sumner Squares” for Scenic Route (SRS 494).

NEXT POST: Creative ways to REUSE candy boxes and other containers for craft storage.

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Easter Cards and Earth Day Scrap Challenge

If you want details, you can browse the individual cards here or here.

But here is the sum of my cards for Easter 2009:

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And since it is April, the month of Earth Day (22nd)…I have pledged not to buy any scrapbooking material this month and to use my stash as much as possible.  I’m thinking of having the pledge run from April 22 to May 22.  Anybody else interested??

Sunday Scrappin’ 3/15

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Come join us over at Sunday Scrappin’ the weekly meme for paper crafters.

TA-DAs for this week:

Actually, it was pretty darn good…two cards and a layout!

cimg7915NEW BABY CARD (Sunday Scrappin’ “use pastels” challenge):

Patterned Paper is  Heidi Grace for Fiskars “Baby Boy/Buggy”; scrap of gold ribbon, blue brads from Frills (Textured Trios-Spring) from Queen & Co.

cimg7914BIRTHDAY CARD for ALICE (my niece)

White cardstock, covered in “Blossoms on Chocolate/Pinwheel” double-sided PP from Paper Source (#23908); ribbon and brads (lavender/green set) from Making Memories (#27199); Cosmo Cricket – Hello Sunshine Collection – 12×24 Die Cut Button Fashions – Alphabet

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I’m finally going through my old photos and starting to get them in scrapbooks…these are from a trip/conference to Eugene, OR (these bridges aren’t in Eugene, but nearby).  As it often is in the PacNW, it was a grey and drizzly day, but still very beautiful.  I wanted to use muted colors that would complement the photos.  I might go back and add some journaling, but we’ll see. PP: Making Memories Travel Collection; Cardstock stickers: Scrapworks Magpie Collection.

TO-DOs:

I don’t plan on getting much accomplished this week since I’ll be in Denver, CO.  However, I WILL take lots of photos to scrapbook (maybe in another four years or so…LOL).

Slowly Getting Back to it…

I needed two simple cards…one a condolence card, and the other just a note card (for a very belated Christmas gift..oops).
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The crane is folded out of lavender fibrous paper and the card backing is mulberry paper glued on top of some stationery (Papyrus).
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This was made using papers from one of Paper Source’s scrap packages. ALL I did was add a strip of purple and some gold flat curling ribbon to make it elegant.

Halloween Cards–Finally!

I’ve been saying for years that I’m going to make halloween cards…I’ve had all these materials for about three years and it is the first time I’ve used them!
MATERIALS (for all three Halloween cards: orange and black card stock; orange label (Paper Source); Halloween Punch set (witch, cat, & jack o’lantern); Halloween ribbon (Michael’s); Gelly Roll white pen (Sakura); jack o’lantern mini stamp (Mini All Stars II from All Night Media); spooky tree, bats sticker (Paperchase); ghost stickers (Mrs. Grossman’s).

I used the witch punch-outs from one card on another card.

Like a fine wine

Ok, so the pictures are terrible because I had to take them late at night when I made the card (so they could go out first thing the next morning).  So please use your imagination to try to picture the card in natural light.  Thanks!

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This was a birthday card for my dad, who is quite the wine connoisseur.  I used two foil tops from wine bottles as embellishments (the inside one is from a very good bottle that he gave me and he will probably recognize it).

MATERIALS:  Faux-vintage catalog cardstock (source unknown), orange cardstock, letterpress tag (Paper Source), printer’s block letter stamps (Hero Arts), gold metallic ribbon, foil wine tops

I just had to make SOMETHING…

I was talking to my mother this weekend and I said, “My list of HAVE to-dos is the longest, next comes the SHOULD to-dos, and then finally the WANT to-dos.”  If I do them in order, I’ll get to the WANT to-dos on my deathbed.  The real problem is that it has been my priority system from day one.  But I’m at a place in my life where that priority system, should I accomplish it, may make me productive, but not terribly happy.

SO, forgetting for the moment that there are certain things that actually fall on all three of those lists, I decided that I would take an hour this evening and make a birthday card for a friend.  I got home from work, dragged all the materials out on the table, and this is what I made:

Unfortunately, the colors are not perfect in the photo, so you’ll just have to take my word for it that it looks really nice in reality.  It is a lavender and green color scheme.

MATERIALS & TECHNIQUES:  Paper is ALL from Martha Stewart (a pack of coordinating craft paper in green and taupe).  I sponged lavender pigment ink (ColorBox) on the textured taupe paper (bottom of card) in order to bring out the pattern.  The ribbon is from my stash, but I love it because it has that stitched look in the middle.  The stamp is one of my favorites, an oldie-but-a-goodie from All Night Media (“Tweetheart” 403F) that I cut out with a craft knife.  I embossed it with JudiKins “Candy Violet” EP.  The “Happy Birthday” (Stampendous, D07)) was embossed as well, but the poor stamp is so old it doesn’t really stamp very well, so I ended up going over it with a purple sharpie.

Although the Happy Birthday tag looks a little lumpy in the photo, I actually like the fact you can see the ribbon underneath it because the whole card actually looks more like fabric in real life.


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