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Monday, August 18, 2014

Something Old, Something New

Today's post is a little different, incorporating some "old" cards that I found in my stash and some "newly" decorated envelopes to go with them!!

Like many stampers, I have a collection of cards tucked away and somewhat forgotten. This summer I spent time cleaning and organizing in my craft room. My space was in so much chaos, I just didn't feel like creating. I knew that I had to get a handle on all of the new and old products and projects that were piling up. At the same time, I needed a variety of birthday and anniversary cards for family members. As I was going through the saved cards, I picked out a few that I thought would work and then set about making a "new" envelope to give the card a fresh look.

Something Old #1: 
I made several of these cards and kept one in my stash. (details here) 
It was a perfect time to use it for my grand niece's first birthday in August.
Gigi Giraffe: Clear Dollar Stamps
Card Interior

Something New: Envelope #1
Circle Scribbles and Polka Dot Alphabet
 Hibiscus Burst. Limeade Ice, Harvest Gold, Winter Wisteria

Something Old #2:
I had made a slider card using the 3 image panels below. 
I didn't like the way it looked, so I re-worked the pieces to create 
a card with extra sentiment pages for my 4 year old grand nephew. 
He's into pirates so this was a real hit with the birthday boy!

Card Front
Card Base: Kraft Card stock
Stamping Up
Card Front: Ahoy, Matey; Matey Wheel  
Chocolate Chip & Pacific Point Card Stock
Watercolour pencils

Center Pages
Close To My Heart
Friendship Word Puzzle; Friendship Alphabet
Moonstruck, Cranberry inks
Rustic Cream Card Stock,
Sew Simple Borders, Dark Chocolate

Interior Page & Back
Close To My Heart
Birthdays, Good Times
Canyon Clay, Dark Chocolate inks

Something New: Envelope #2
Up, Up & Away
Tiny Treats: Valentine; Fresh Snow Ink;
Close To My Heart
Charm Alphabet; Outdoor Denim ink;  
Memento Tuxedo Black;
Copic Markers

Something Old #3: 
 This was a card from my stash -  I used it for my niece's anniversary.
High Hopes Stamps: Hopeful Ant  
  TPC Studios: Playful Expressions

 Close To My Heart
Black & Cranberry Inks; Cranberry Card Stock

My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper
Scalloped Border Punch 
  Watercolour Pencils; Cranberry Ribbon

Something New: Envelope #3
No Strings Attached, Tag It's #5
Background Basics: Medallions 
Close To My Heart
Cranberry, Olive inks

Envelope Flap: Medallions  

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.

1 comment:

Jenelle said...

These are very cute. It inspires me to do more with the inside of my cards and envelopes. It makes the card extra special!