I am so happy how this turned out! I cut the deer and tree panel from one of the cards in my stash. The sentiment is from Eureka, and the snowflake bg is embossed from a very much used Cuttlebug folder. It;s hard to see, but I added Stickles for some sparkly snow.
Recently I have tried to do more upcycling than previously. I have reached the point where I really must do something about that stack of cards I intend to use some day...!!! I also need to use my stash of supplies, stamps, etc - if I make 500 cards a month I might make a dent! (Just kidding, of course! These days, I am lucky to get a dozen or so a month.) Here I have used a lovely image from a card - one of the few I have suitable for a guy! I added the stamped sentiment, and used Spellbinders Labels 1 dies for the image, and sticker strips for the edging. Sketch: Inspire Create Upcycle: Shopping our Stash Birthday card: Cutitup CAS: a2z scrapbooking Dies: Crafty Sentiments. Any: Lemon shortbread
Challenge #204 at the Crafter's Cafe is to follow a seasonal theme - either spring or fall. Here in Arizona it is hard to think of anything but summer - the forecast is for close to 110 on Saturday! That being said, as fast as this year is passing by, Halloween is really just around the corner! This cute Halloween Sign image is from Paper Nest Dolls. I used several scraps of paper from a collection by The image is colored with water color pencils and an aqua pen, and I added some shiny gems.
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I will send cards to the newly confirmed members of our church. We are pretty much a very mature congregation, so it is encouraging to have younger members. I want to show support for them whenever possible. This is for the young man in the group.
Image - Sweet n Sassy; DP - Faith, by the Paper Studio; sentiment die by Cheery Lynn. Sketch: Your Next Stamp Any: Leanns World101 Kitty Bee Word Art Wednesday Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
The current challenge at the Crafter's Cafe is to use 3 of something. I have the 3 circles, of course, but if you look carefully I have 3 punched bones in the corners. This image is calIed Happy dog - and I think this doggie is happy about that! The image comes from one of our sponsors, the QKR Stampede. Check out theCrafter.s Cafe blog for details. There are some fun prizes to be won.;
Circles - dies by Spellbinder; Image - Happy Dog by QKR Stampede; BG- Cuttlebug HappyBirthday folder, with splattered Walnut ink from my old stash. I think this birthday folder is the first embossing folder in my stash!
This is another example of recycling. I used the main image, and other parts of the same card for the background elements. You can't tell from the photo but there is some glittery texture to enhance the snowy, starry look. This will be added to my stash for Hearts for the Troops to send off to some sailors.
Sketch: Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Inspiration - light, and some colors: House that stamps built
winter: Incy Wincy
Technique - new to me - using more than just the main image of card to recycle: Pile it on
I used buttons on this birthday card, but if you enter the current challenge at the Crafter's Cafeyou may choose one or the other - or both, as I have. I know many of you have a button collection around there someplace! This image is part of a set available from one of our sponsors, Sparkle n' Sprinkle. The birds in the background are a part of the set as well. Actually, I have also had it in my collection as a freebie from Beccy's Place - thanks to both of you. It is a favorite of mine - so versatile as it can be a masculine birthday card, as I have done here, or it could be a thinking of you or sympathy card. Sketch: Tuesday morning sketches Embellishments: Beccys Place Wings: Star Stampz Die cut circle: Happy little stampers Tic tac toe (metallic ribbon, button, off the edge): House that stamps built Any: Crafting with an attitude Jo's scrapshack Patties creations Polkadoodle
With my eye sight declining, I am more and more relying on pre-colored images. This one, from Beccy's Place, seemed a good choice for a brother-in-law. One of his hobbies is making home made ice cream - not quite like these cones, but it may work. Do you think this works for a masculine card? I added some dew drops - for dripping ice cream. There are also button brads and some washi tape. Sketch: Sweetsketchwednesday2. Embellishments: Beccys place Tape it up: Simonsaysstampblog - monday For a man: Allsorts
I am so grateful for pre-colored digis - this one from TLC. I used some gold sticker strips and the "negative" dots to create a frame and add accents. Sketch: Sketch Saturday Theme - frame, also flowers: Butterfly Spot