International Bazaar, One Sheet Wonder OSW, Use them or Lose them

One sheet wonder time

Time for another attempt at using up the massive stash of paper… so time for another one sheet wonder.  This time I selected the one piece of International Bazaar dsp I had left.  I actually only like one side of this paper so know they will all be blue cards.  I also grabbed dome soft sky cardstock for mounts as I had some slightly damaged sheets.

I followed a Osw cutting guide I found on Pinterest.
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I started with this and created some mounts to go with it.
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Next I popped them with some card blanks into envelopes. This way I knew I had an easy project to pick up and run with when I wanted to! Why not try this yourselves? It makes life easy!

I got this fab set of Art Deco stamps with the Creative Stamping magazine and wanted to use them so that’s where I started with these cards… three with the same panel and same pieces of dsp and cardstock… but put together three different ways.
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Next I decided that I wanted to use the butterfly stamp…
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And the Bird stamp…
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The Bird stamp is actually a circle with the Bird and flowers but you can’t see it against the patterned paper and I only wanted to paper piece the Bird and flower onto white cardstock and colour them with the ink and water.

I kept on with the Bird stamp but on these chose to do the whole image.
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This was using raspberry ripple as the other colour.
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This was using Daffodil delight and a little but of calypso coral for the shading. This is my favourite of the stamped images I think.

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This one I used a different panel stamp and then repeated the sentiment to go with the border stamp.
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This one I used that fab corner stamp again.

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This was another of the larger images which I created a panel from and then also added the border stamp. On this picture it looks wonky but doesn’t in real life so not sure what happened there.
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Finally I let the sentiment take centre stage and added the pretty roses to one side fussy cut and the bouquet onto the card blank on the other.

Of course I had to do them some matching envelopes too…
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I must admit I love these stamps and so I am glad this OSW allowed me a good trial with them. Thinking that some stamping and heat embossing would be good for these stamps too.

Well it’s another piece of dsp used to good effect and another project completed. This year’s Use it up is going well!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Butterfly basics, Decorative Label, Gingham Garden, One Sheet Wonder OSW, Use them or Lose them, Word Window

Three sheet wonder sets 4 and 5 of cards

My final installment for the one three sheet wonder I did with Gingham Garden dsp for you today.  Two sets of cards I made… 

The first set uses the ever so pretty Butterfly basics and lots of fussy cutting! Ugggh!

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I coloured the images using a water brush and the coordinating ink colours to the dsp.

I stamped the flower onto the envelopes too to add a finishing touch.

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The next set are different in style with a cute little bear which was a Craft stamper stamp from a few months ago. I rarely use the stamps on craft stamper because I forget all about them… but this one jumped out at me to be used for this project!

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I used the stamp on the envelope too…
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Not a bad little haul from a three sheet wonder project and such a nice set of papers too!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Beautiful Brocade, Gingham Garden, Henry Says, One Sheet Wonder OSW, Paperartsy - Eclectica Clare Lloyd, Promarkers, Letraset, Ticket punch, Use them or Lose them

Three sheet wonder… set 2 and 3 of cards

Yesterday I shared the first part of the three sheet wonder I did from the Gingham Garden dsp I am using up as part of this year’s Use them or Lose them challenge.

Today I have set 2 and set 3 of the cards I made.

Firstly I used the fabulous Clare Lloyd girl stamp to create these two cards…

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I coloured the girl with Promarkers and the sentiment is a Lawn Fawn one I thought worked with the style of card.

The next are using a stamp from a random other set I got in a sale… but quite funky!

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I used the ticket punch and the sentiment from the Henry Says sey.   I used embossing for the bottom layer to add more texture, and the lovely bakers twine too.

These I remembered to stamp the envelope too…

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Simple, but a nice finishing touch I think.
I have a couple more sets of cards to share from this bumper One sheet wonder.  Pop back tomorrow to see how I finished these off.  Love how different the little sets are.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Bitty Banners, Bliss, Gingham Garden, One Sheet Wonder OSW, Use them or Lose them

Three sheet wonder

Once again I am on my mission to use up some of my stash of papers … so another one sheet wonder type thing going on… but with three sheets of Gingham Garden dsp! I actually started the planning and cutting for this one night in/on the bed.

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The three chosen sheets of dsp above which I chose three random ways of cutting up using the Pinterest board I have set up for osw as inspiration.   Then I started copying sketches from Mojo Monday  (a great sketch site that has old sketches available for use) & putting card ideas together from that.

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Next I had to get coordinating cardstock for the papers… I decided rather than cutting into too much new cardstock I would first raid the scraps box and use up stuff already cut into!
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And then started putting things together with the relevant card blanks…
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I did have to use some fresh card stock for the bases… but otherwise I managed most of this from scraps.

Then I made them up into little sets. Here is the first of the sets…
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For all of these I used the Bliss stamp set to add the flourish stamp in the background and the little butterflies and the sentiment from Bitty Banners.

I also added stickles a plenty to give them a nice bit of bling.

Pop back tomorrow to see how I finished the others off.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Beautiful Brocade, Bitty Banner framelits, Bitty Banners, Butterfly, Chevron, Designer Series Paper, Dies, Honeycomb, Lacy Brocade, One Sheet Wonder OSW, Papillion Potpourri, Secret Garden, Secret Garden framelits, Stripes, Use them or Lose them, Watercolor wings

One sheet wonder … errrm three sheets

Part of the Use them or Lose them challenge of the year is to use some of the paper I have stashed. I have been trying to use stuff from the scraps box where possible to try and work through that but there is also the mountain of uncut 12 x 12 sheets of dsp so I decided to do a one sheet wonder type project… although ended up using three sheets of DSP so I could get some variety.

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I didn’t follow a osw cutting guide, instead headed over to Mojo Monday and followed a load of sketches from November and October 2015 to design the cards and cut everything up.  I added two sheets of Primrose Petals cardstock, one crumb cake and one wild wasabi plus a few bits and pieces of scrap cardstock that were hanging around the desk.

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Next I started assembling, embossing, die cutting and stamping… and ended up with 15 cards for the box at work!
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Love how these all came out.

Entering this into the Crafty hazelnut patterned paper monthly challenge.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Bliss, Butterfly, Dictionary, For My Family, Gorgeous Grunge, Hello Doily, One Sheet Wonder OSW, Papillion Potpourri, Word Window

Colour My Monday! Perfect Plum

Hello there dear blog reader! Hoping your Monday has been splendid! Mine hasn’t exactly been splendid as once again I negotiate the crap that is depression. But I am determined to get better and not continue in this slump so I went for a run, lay in the garden in the sunshine and had fun playing with some colour! So tonight it’s a bit of a bumper post which should hopefully make you happy even if it’s just looking at pretty colours!

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This weeks colour is a lovely calm, serene and sophisticated colour … Which doesn’t mean I kept it that way!

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I must admit I do like a purple. Not 100% sure Stamping Up have got a purple that’s perfect for me yet, but do love all the shades of purple they have given us and I pretty much put them all on these cards with some extra pink for good measure. See not so much sophisticated or calm and serene!

And yes … I did say cards!

I did a bit of a one sheet wonder with some Whisper White and made four cards in total with a piece of 7×7″! Here they all are with decorated envelopes for good measure too!

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So I stated with some Wisteria Wonder and stamped the Dictionary stamp randomly all over the cardstock. Then added the Rich razzleberry Hello Doily stamp. Next up wa the flourish stamp from the Bliss stamp set. I fell in love with this Sale a bration set at the first SU card class I went to of my friend Helen’s … And this stamp is the reason why! Anyway, this is stamped in Perfect Plum. Finally I added some dots from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in the bright Melon Mambo!

This then was the paper I created and then cut into panels to create the four card toppers. I layered them with the mat of the Perfect Plum and then created base panels with some of the retired Pretty in pink cardstock as a contrast.

Next I stamped a lot of butterflies from the Papillion Pot Pourri set and punched them out with coordinating punches. I stamped in the Perfect Plum and then coloured them with both the same ink and the Melon Mambo to give them different effects.

The sentiments were stamped from the For my Family stamp set and used the Word Window punch to punch them out and layer them up on the cards. The card blanks were ready made 6×6″ ones, and of course I added some bling!

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Next I decided to decorate the envelopes with a little bit of a coordinating look. I used the same stamps and same colours to create the envelopes.

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So a bumper post for this CMM! Hope you enjoyed!

Happy crafting!

Catherine