10 cards to reduce the stockpile- a bit

I must i must decrease the stockpile and here are 10 cards to make a start

i have already used the craftwork cards antiqued set and accessories quite a bit but these are very generous kits

Three cards on craft card blanks . 

two use tags from the kit and one layered die cuts . I die cut the sentiment twice to make a drop shadow

Scan n cut put to use here here with the octagon layout and a free svg of some doodles for contrast

tip for next time, octagons don’t tessellate or mosaic togetherlike hexagons would, but here studding with the Candi worked out fine

And using up my die cut flowers …

ten simple cards done in one afternoon but there are still 21 untouched pages of paper in the kit. So much paper left to play with.

Stitched and embossed cards


Back in love with individual card making…

I cut feather shapes on my scan n cut, mixing scraps from various paper collections focussing on green, brown and blue.

I dry embossed my panel of card at half inch intervals on a score board then stitched on the feathers in columns.

I used a neutral cotton and an old needle which is kept for paper stitching but didn’t need a special foot or stitch settings.


The panel was stuck on a base made from matching pearlised card and a few sequins adhered

Inside a lone feather was glued in place on a plain paper insert and outside a few dots of gold Stickles finished it off.



Mens’ cards – solved?


Men! They would rather a bottle of wine than a lovingly hand made gift and card toppers are so often fuddy fuddy that I nearly BOUGHT funny cards for the current group of male birthdays.

However tintin saved me… I found a downloadable cartoon which I tweaked with my Pages software and printed on photo paper. The right size for my card bases.

Then for each recipient a personalized caption was also printed on photo paper. The backing is some Tyre print effect paper so i feel comfortable that these are acceptable…

Scrap buster card makes

img_0188I have a new year resolution not to buy until the stash is reduced… plus a friend donates a pile of orphan envelopes and ribbon so I start making one off cards.  I have tried to use new techniques, such as heat embossing on vellum – which is beautiful – and take the embellishments a step further as with the sequins stuck on glitter card



With thanks

imageWhether it is to say  a big thanks or a little one I like to make simple, happy cards and have a few ready for a variety of recipients

I found theses pennant sentiments printed on the back of a ‘pay per box’ carton when tidying my paper stash and couldn’t bear to waste anything, so four quick cards were created by fussy cutting around the pennants and using saved embellishments, craft card bases and docrafts backing papers.

I have glued white paper inserts inside to make the message easier to write and see.