Monday, July 16, 2018


Since I won't be doing any card classes for awhile, it's safe to use up leftover die cuts and embellishments like these.  The only new items here are the light blue gems on the butterfly.  Even the flower had the blue gem already affixed.

The blue panel came in a fully embossed sheet, so it must have been bought that way.  All I did was cut it into fourths and trim to fit the card front.

At the end of the summer I will be discarding or giving away whatever older scraps are left.   Some of what I have goes back 5 or 10 years!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Friday, July 13, 2018


Thanks to Tina Smith of Cards and Coffee Time, I made a few cards from the scraps on my table.  If you want some inspiration, take a look at her videos on YouTube.  The link to her blog is HERE.

Thanks, Tina!

Thursday, July 12, 2018


It's amazing what I can find when I clean up my tower!  The circles I found were from a card kit where I omitted the circles.  Here, they're used as a background for the dragonfly I found in my stash.

After running a white panel and ef through the Sizzix, I mounted it on a panel of brown cs that matched the scalloped circle.  I then mounted both on the yellow card and added the circles and dragon fly.

This will come in handy as a thank-you note.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018


Here's a card I made using scraps found on my table when I cleaned up (again!)

The die cut leaf matched the greens in the dsp and banner, and the sequins matched the dsp colors also.  All I had to do was to trim the dsp to size, create the banner with the SU punch and assemble.

Easy card!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018


I'm really lovin' the SU Vertical Greetings set, as you can see here.  I also used the SU cat punch for a card to go to a Silver Stamper cat lover for her birthday.

The fish tails on the tags were done with another SU punch.  I guess it was a SU day!

Monday, July 9, 2018


After watching  "Happy Friday Series/Using What's in Our Stash" on YouTube, I was inspired  to make this card.  I thought it worked very well for the Paper Players "Celebrate" challenge.

Using just one SU 6x6 pad, I chose several patterns that seemed to work well together.  I die cut three of them in different sizes and used a small balloon punch from my stash to create a birthday theme.  For the greeting, I white embossed it on a scrap of black cs.

Birthdays are fun to celebrate.  Just remember, it's not how old you are--it's how long you've lasted that counts!

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