Hello and happy Tuesday! Today I´m again sharing a card from my personal stash busting challenge. This one is a very clean and simple one, but I have a particular couple in my mind, who will receive this card at some point (they love plants).
I´ve used solely papers and ephemera from my The Wild Hare Kits design team time residue kits for this card.
I cut everything in size, arranged them onto the cardbase and adhered the pieces on place. Done! Very easy, very fast, but still looks lovely. Imagine you are a huge plant lover and you get this card with a gift card for a plant store inside. I think it´s going to be a good surprise gift.
I´ve done quite a few cards already, but I really don´t notice any big changes in my stash so far. *LOL*! Therefore I cannot stress enough: “only buy what you can use!”. Don´t hoard! I know it is tempting and it feels good to have all the pretty things around you, but do you really need them all at once? Also, only buy as much media as you are currently able to use. Why? Because they turn old too, dry out and you´ve basically trown your money away.
Hello and happy Friday! Today I´m again sharing another paper heavy card – yet another stash busting project addition. For this card I´ve again used many of my The Wild Hare Kits design team time paper residues.
I´ve used up some Pinkfresh Studio papers as well as some by Shimelle. the tiny bits are by Pink Paislee and American Crafts.
For this card I basically just fussy cut the sentiments from the 2×2 paper pads and arranged them on top of the layered patterned papers. Easy peasy!
I´m doing these really simple cards, because I want to reduce my stash, but also because just adding paper on top of each other in various ways also can result in nice cards. Crafting doesn´t always have to be super technique heavy! The main point is you having fun with your products and getting crafty, isn´t it?
Hello and happy Tuesday! Today I´m again stopping by with another stash busting type of card. For this one I´ve used residue papers from my design team time at The Wild Hare Kits. I adore this Heidi Swapp camera paper so much!
Basically I´ve just added layers of paper and wripped one part of the camera paper to add texture.
And for finishing touches I´ve just added a few embellishment in a cluster into the middle of the card. Also if you look very closely, there are tiny droplets of Nuvo Drops in the centers of the flowers. Just a tinyl detail to add some glitter and interest to the otherwise very simple card.
I love how these papers work together so well and sometimes it´s just good to layer paper on top of each other and do no techniques, heavy layering or mixed media.
Hello and happy sunny Saturday! First it was too cold and then it´s just way too warm. What a crazy weather we have nowadays!! There even was a tornado in the Czech Republic this week (too close to where we live in my opinion)! Very scary! Also I am staying inside still, as my pollen allergy is really bad this year… and since I´m “hiding inside” I have more than enough time in my hands to do some crafting! So I have been seriously stash busting recently!
I´ve used up some residues from my design team kits, while I was a dt member at The Wild Hare Kits. These 2×2 inch square bits by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee are just perfect for creating card backgrounds. You get a really cool “quilt background” with them and then just need to add just a few pieces of ephemera and such for decor and the card is done!
I also used up some Shimelle glitter alpha stickers for this card and to make sure they stay on place I used me sewing machine instead of glue! The little doily was gifted to me by my lovely friend Lizzy and the ephemera is from my time at The Wild Hare Kits. Some faux stitching with a black pen for finishing touches and the card is ready to be sent on it´s way.
I usually do my backgrounds using different mixed media techniques, but during the years of my crafting hobby I´ve managed to gather quite a selection on patterned papers, embellishments and such, so it´s about time I use those products up. It is very possible that I will not be able to finish this goal in my lifetime (yes, there is so much stuff!), but I am at least trying!!
What about you? Are you a hoarder? Take my advice: stop hoarding! Just buy what you need and use it up! First then buy more! Believe me, I know what I am talking about!
Hi there and happy Saturday! Today I´m stopping by to share a a VERY PINK clean and simple card made out of all kinds of bits and bobs left from kits, packaging and happy mail.
For this card I used a backgroup paper gifted to me by Donna (thank you!). The sentiment piece is from a Bramble Fox acrylic shape packaging and the other pieces are from a Wild Hare Kits kit from my time at their design team. I just love how this turned out! The flamingo got a bit of glitter on it (done with Nuvo Drops).
And the amazing plate I´ve displayed my card on is from the awesome Tulü Porzellan store in Vienna. Do check them out if you are in the area! Such a nice store with such pretty kitchenware!
I hope you have a gorgeous weekend, everyone! Here in the Vienna region we have a heat wave. First it was crazy cold and then suddenly it´s +34 degrees. I´m trying to stay inside due to the heavy pollen exposure at the moment. My allergy has been sooo bad this year.