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Thursday, August 21, 2014

On My Desk: Doodlie-Do

I've been slowly cleaning in my craft room this summer and trying to get some recent purchases tucked away, but as usual I kinda get side tracked!! 

 I have a little box on my desk that collects extra die cuts and stamped images. I have challenged myself to use these "leftovers", instead of continually starting from scratch.  This new series - On My Desk -  will be focusing on different ways to use these paper scraps. What do you do with all of the bits and bobs of crafting supplies that land on your desk?

I found some Doodlie-Do stamped die cuts in my scrap box, that were begging to be used!! (leftovers/mistakes from this card).  I used some other scraps from my desk, along with some of the newer products I had just received to make two journal cards. (I couldn't resist playing with my new dies)

Journal Card #1

 PTI Supplies (unless noted)
Stamps - Doodlie-Do, Natural Beauties: (sentiment and butterfly)
Inks - Canyon Clay, Dark Chocolate; Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers - Recollections: Beige cardstock
Dies - Journal Card,  Doodlie-Do  Collection.  
I stacked several layers of the flowers/leaves for some dimension
Other - Aida Cloth Impression Plate, copic markers, Close To My Heart: Bitty Sparkles

Journal Card #2
I know it defeats the purpose of die cuts, but I ended up fussy cutting around the leaves and parts of the flowers - it was stamped "off target" and the edges of the coaster board had a ragged edge where it didn't cut properly. (user error!!)
I stamped the main image with Simply Chartreuse ink so the stems would be visible once I added the individual flowers and leaves over the stamping. It actually adds dimension to the final image.

PTI Supplies (unless noted)
Stamps - Doodlie-Do,  Sentiments: DayDreamer & Monthly Moments: June
Inks - Simply Chartreuse, Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers - Coaster Board; yellow card stock from my scrap pile
Dies - Doodlie-Do, Journal Card #4, Stitching Lines
Other - Aida Cloth Impression Plate, copic markers, 
pink embroidery floss, SU: Candy Dots, sequins

 I'm hoping to get started with some pocket scrap booking and/or layouts this fall and having these cards prepared will be a time saver!! It's also a great size to use all the scraps that have collected on my desk.

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.


Leigh Penner said...

Oh, what a fabulous series! These little cards are great!

Rhonda said...

Great idea Karen. Love doodlie-do's.

Ohhh Snap said...

Love those cards! And the coloring is fabulous. My resistance to this stamp set is dwindling lol. (My wishlist is already a mile long).