Thursday, August 28, 2014

Back To Craftin'

Three and a half weeks after surgery, I made it to the craft dungeon to whip up these cards from scraps.
I am unable to fully use many of my crafty goodies (such as pulling open the heavy rubber stamp drawers or card stock drawers, even lifting the Big Shot up off of the rack high above the table to use) for a few more weeks yet, so I had to make do with what I could easily handle.

This was part of a card kit from Stampin' Up!

The stamped strip is soooooo old ! 
It was actually part of a step by step display
I set up many years ago to show how to make
a simple bookmark. 
The stamp set is a really old two step set by Stampin' Up!,
the name is Fanciful Flowers I think.
The tiny die cut butterflies are a couple of leftovers
from another project. I have a small pile of them,
some of which were used on the cards I'm sharing today.
They are from a die from Stampin' Up! that cut and embossed
several butterflies at one time. I used the largest of the butterflies
on other projects, these tiny die cut butterflies have accumulated and
needed to be put to use. 

Another old stamped piece from many years ago.
Same stamp set as above plus the a Stampin' Around wheel.
This one really needed a colored layer, But I wasn't about to
pull open the heavy card stock drawer to cut a piece since I
had no small scraps on my table top. 
In hindsight, I should have used a large black chisel point Sharpie marker 
along the edges like I do quite often. 
This started as a piece of an 8.5" x 11" piece of card stock
that was stamped all over. I made several of them then
glued informational printouts to them. After they were no 
longer needed, I ripped the information off and kept the stamped
card stock pieces, trimming them to fit various projects as needed. 

This was a piece of scrap paper I had been
"stamping off" onto for another project. 
It hadn't been thrown away yet and didn't look too bad,
so I decided to make into a quick, simple note card.
The leaf stem is from Wonderful you,
retired from Stampin' Up!

I also made a simple baby onesie card I'll be sharing in a couple more days. 
I have yet to make a nice card for moms birthday next week.........


  1. I love all of them! Isn't it amazing what we can do with leftovers when we set our minds to it?!
    Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better and are able to at least visit the dungeon!

  2. Glad you're back in action. Great cards from your scraps.


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