Over the past few weeks I've been trying to create cards at night, rather than sitting around watching television and thinking about the fact that I should be stamping. It's not that I don't enjoy stamping, it's that I come home from work absolutely brain tired.
So I pulled out my collection of monthly stamps I've been collecting (hoarding) from The Stamps of Life. I pulled out some ink and some ribbon and twine. I pulled out my scrap bin. My hope is that I would not have to think too much. I could just create. Here is a little peek of a few of them . . .
This one used Bazzill Cardstock, Authentique Paper, and stamps, dies and ink from The Stamps of Life. This was last month's set (I think) - lights4christmas.
And the inside . . .
I created this one for a co-workers baby shower at work. This one here is "onesie4baby", and I got a little crazy with the white embossing powder. I think that is DCVW pattern paper, Bazzill cardstock, American Crafts Brads and CTMH white ribbon.
There was a lot of layering on this one . . .
This one was inspired by a sketch, and the fact that I seem to have a lot of yellow card bases from past projects. I used one of the summer sets that arrived in my mailbox . . . lemonade2drink . . . along with it's counterpart . . . morelemonade2stamp. I used archival ink on this one and Tim Holtz markers which I embellished with Stickles. The ribbon is from Denami.
I actually performed surgery to "amputate" my outside sentiment from my inside sentiment, because they were one piece (and that just didn't seem right).
This one was also inspired by a sketch. I believe this one was not a monthly set, but rather one that I could not resist and purchased because the main image is a dog. (Hello! Paws to Scrap!) The dog's name is Cookie, and while I didn't use the dog image, (because the card was so small) I used the sentiment, the gift and the little tag. I did some paper piecing on this one to create that gift. This was all scraps from a past project of mine.
And then finally . . . Sizzix came out with the Flip-it Framelits. I used two past sets along with the Framelit die to create this one. The paper and ribbon is American Crafts . . . an old collection.
Better use of time than my television viewing, and way more creative. And I'm using up some scraps . . . it's been a lot of fun!