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Monday, 7 January 2013

Out With the Old

Hello fellow crafters,
These are a few very quick cards I made in an effort to use up some of the old stash I have collected over the years. However, I don't think I made the slightest 'dent' in my supplies.
I bought quite a few of the little bows with a pearl circlet, and I must admit they look lovely on baby girl cards. The pretty border punch was from a set of punches purchased about 12 years ago from a major chain store, and the cardstock and purple paper are pearlised.
In 2004, during a trip to London to, not the Queen...our son, I went to a craft show at Esher. Along with lots of other goodies, I bought a packet of these elegant silhouette die-cuts, and a packet of very long, narrow envelopes. When I came home, I 'squirreled' them away, and forgot about them. You may have read in a previous post that I found a large stash of forgotten goodies when I cleaned out the top of a very high craft cupboard, and these items were among them. The 3 circles were cut with a SB die, and mounted with 3D tape. 

If I live to be 150, I don't think I will decrease my supply of peel-off stickers significantly.
Several years ago, I bought quite a few assorted sheets of 12x12 scrapbooking paper from an Australian family-owned company, called Paper Pleasure Plus. They have since closed down. Their paper was of beautiful quality - heavy weight and unique. I used a SB die to cut these lovely deeply-embossed roses, and peel-off border stickers to dress the edges. 

I did not decorate the inside of this card and the one above, but just inserted a plain white insert sheet instead. 
Challenges I would like to enter are:-
Hotshot Craft #14 - 'Clean and Simple'
Corrosive #165 - 'Out With The Old'

Until next time, happy crafting, and thank you for visiting.

Jennifer. x


  1. A lovely selection of cards Jennifer. Love the CAS designs. The border punch on the top one is very pretty.
    Lorraine x

  2. Hi Jennifer - 2 very pretty cards and a very elegant one ... great idea to try to use up your stash. I too have vowed i'm not going to buy more (particulary stamps) when I have so many uninked .. and like you I too have loads of peel offs which I have to admit are hiding in my cupboard somewhere! I have today dug out a very old stamp to make a card though, as well as starting on some of my recent stamp acquisitions :-)
    Take care
    Pauline x

  3. Beautiful, elegant cards.

  4. So glad you joined us at the Corrosive challenge this fortnight. Love those silhouette stickers, they are so cool. Good using up some stash!


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