Building up the stash again

Is there anything worse for a card maker than having an event come up and not having a hand made card ready for it?  I have an admission I would like to make right here and now…. I am guilty of deciding if a person is “card worthy” or not. Will the person appreciate a hand made card or will it just get thrown out in a few days?   Have you ever decided if someone is card worthy??  I can not be the only person out there that decides this. If I decide they aren’t worthy, I head into the box of cards I bought at Costco – don’t get me wrong, those cards are cute and all, but they just don’t have the love in them that hand made cards do. My daughter even comes home and raids my card stash and takes cards back home with her for people in her world that are card worthy. (she did that  a few weekends ago thus explaining why I had to replenish my stock)

I go on binges and make a whole bunch of cards and tags to stock back up. I thought I would show you a few of the cards that I have created.

I used die cuts that came with this paper and just mounted them on pop dots on this card.  I love using the twine especially when the sentiment is about never unraveling.

This card was meant to be simple and to let the flower take centre stage.

I used Maya Road lace on the skirt and actually made a skirt. The Tim Holtz die never was dressed up so well! I cut another piece of the lace and used it as a choker.

The seam binding was dyed to match the roses. Lots of distressing on this card.

This is one of the cards that my daughter took for an upcoming birthday she was going to. I love the sweetness of this card.

Lots of stamping and inking and die cutting went on in the creation of these cards.(you can never go wrong with stamping, inking and die cutting)  I like re-purposing things too… see the thread under the flowers on the last card?  That is a couple of strands of burlap that I had pulled out from a big piece of burlap to use on this card.  I really like using twine and rhinestone flourishes too.

I think the stash is replenished for the time being….. until the mood hits me and I start creating again!

0 thoughts on “Building up the stash again

  • Great cards Jennifer !!  Having extra cards around is what I have been trying to do this year . . . amazing but it really helps when you have the card already done up.  On your first card you mentioned the bit about the twine I liked how you sewed on the card and with the saying . . . hem your blessings ; )

  • Thank you. That was a wonderful line of paper to work with. Sadly, I need to work on sympathy cards. (Just to have a few ready for those unfortunate times)

  • I too decide whether a person is card worthy. One time I gave a card to an individual for Xmas.  I later found this card in the garbage can.  I retrieved the card took off all the embellishments which could be reused. Live and learn they say lol

  • Beautiful cards!   I only associate with card worthy people. LOL Haha, that should be a sticker for card makers.

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