It’s been awhile since I’ve bought patterned paper (can’t say the same for cardstock!) and there are several new lines of paper I’d love to pick up in February/March, but I’d like to get rid of some of my older packs of paper before I buy anything new. So I’ve been trying to do projects that involve using up some of my stash of paper. Of course projects = scraps and scraps = cards! I’m not great at cards and find myself doing similar designs over and over, but I have to say it’s nice to spend an hour and a half in my scraproom and come out with SIX completed items!
|1 of a Kind card (A2)|
This card features some of the last scraps from my Lime Rickey collection, which I will miss! Basic Grey’s Lime Rickey line was the first package of brand-name designer paper I ever bought! I still have a bunch of the sticker elements and enough paper for a few more cards, but I am happy to say I’ve used almost every last bit of this paper line! It’s funny to think when I first got it I was hesitant to use it because it was so pretty I didn’t want to cut into it. The 1 of a kind stamp is Hero Arts and the birds are Basic Grey (Lime Rickey). Friend letter stickers are from the sticker elements in the paper pack.
This morning I scrapped from 8:30 until 10 am, and got all these done:
|Vintage Funky Cards|
I used an old 6X6 stack of Funky Vintage Lizzy Collection, by Making Memories. I picked up the stack at the dollar store for $1.50 a few years ago! There are 2-3 designs I don’t like but the rest of the pack is awesome and you can’t beat that price (in Canada, at least). Card backs are Stampin Up! Very Vanilla and Early Espresso. I used nestabilities for the labels on all these cards, and mostly Stampin Up ink. sentiments are from Hero Arts and Papertrey Ink. Here are the individual cards:
|2.5 by 3.5 inches (small card)|
|Believe in their dreams A2 card|
|Just Because 3 inch square card|
|Be Yourself (A2)|
And here’s a card from awhile ago that I never did post:
Bird and tree branch were cut with my Cricut and the papers are My Mind’s Eye, Home Collection.
Jessie was cut with my Cricut (I pieced together 15 of these images which have 9 layers each!!). Since the Jessies took so much work I kept the rest of it simple, just strips of Sophie’s favourite scraps.