Monday, March 19, 2012

Just a Note...

It was a fun week in the Korner last week...rainy days must be one of my creative cues! 

I gave myself a little challenge during the week, and that was to make up two cards using only papers left over from other previous projects (except for the card base itself), something I haven't done in a long time.

When I finish a project, any leftover piece that's 3"x5" or larger goes into a 2-1/2 gallon Ziploc bag...I have 4 of those bags leaning against the Iris cart next to my work area.  One is for cardstocks in neutral colors, one for cardstocks in ROYGBIV colors, one for patterned papers ( patterned paper leftovers from 6x6 pads go back into that pad, not into the large bag...I used only leftover pieces from any of my 6x6 pads for this), and one for chipboard scraps.

I write the vendor and collection name onto the backs of the patterned paper leftovers so I can credit them later, or even use them to match up when I'm looking for coordinating papers.  You'd be surprised how many times I dip into those bags in the process of making cards on a regular basis to match or mat papers I've chosen to use.

I started out keeping my "scraps" in a smaller basket, separated by dividers marking them by color.  But I found that when I cut into a 12x12 piece of cardstock, for example, and didn't use the whole piece, I didn't want to put the remainder back with the full size papers, yet it was too large a piece to fit into the file box without cutting it down further.  So I migrated to the large bags that I could close securely to accomodate the larger pieces, too...and it's worked out well.

OK, enough are my "from the bags" cards...hope you like them, too.

Here's what I do on the insides of cards with an edge like this...

Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee Queen Bee collection      Edge Die: Papertrey Ink Edgers 2
Journal spot: Martha Stewart label      Journal Spot background: Spellbinders Beaded Ovals die
Pearls: Recollections      Sentiment stamp: Papertrey Ink      Hug Snug seam binding 

Next up, a very feminine friendship card...

Patterned papers: BoBunny Ella Toile ("b" side); Prima IOD Coquette/Jolis (floral); MyMindsEye Stella Rose/Hazel collection (green pattern); Echo Park Victoria Gardens collection (pink damask)
Ephemera piece: Pink Paislee Buttefly Gardens Ephemera pack      Fabric flower: Frogfeathers on Etsy
Fabric & paper leaves: Prima      Spellbinders Labels 8 die      Pearls: KaiserCraft and Prima
Doily: Wilton      Handcrafted stick pins      Pearl & crystal strip: Recollections      Flower laces: local craft stores
Scalloped lace: LittleRedCottage on Etsy      Sentiment stamp: Hero Arts      Vintage button from stash  

Happy Monday...thank you for stopping by!   


  1. 2 more beautiful cards. love that pinky torn fabric behind the flower on the second...It has a shabby chic look to the flower which is a nice contrast to the pretty card.

  2. First of all, a huge thank you for your kind words on my blog! Secondly,oooh what gorgeous & shabby cards!! Just love thesoft colors and sweet details! Have a fantastic day! Hugs and sunshine!

  3. stunning cards! I love them both! Love those edgers,,,might have to check those out!

  4. You're cards are just beyond gorgeous! Gonna have to check out your shop. Hugs and love, Elise


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