July 29, 2011

Leftovers...again.

My dad always says, "Leftovers..again? Where were the first overs?" Today I'm using leftovers in the crafty sense by using some extra stamped images that I created for this project that uses Rustic Branches. Always a good idea to create a few extras to use in the future. I'm pairing my wreath images up with sentiments from the Think Big Favorites collection of stamps. There are 6 different stamp sets in this collection so far.
Using Large Manila Tags from the shop, I stamped various sentiments with Dark Chocolate Ink.
I chose sentiments that I knew my mom and mother-in-law would like because these cards will most likely go in their stash basket. I like to mass produce cards once in a while and tuck in a few cards for their Christmas/birthday/Mother's Day gifts. They always love cards. I kept the card design pretty simply for them too. Muted patterned papers were used for the background. The blue is from My Mind's Eye....the other one had the label chopped off already, sorry.
I wanted to tie some pretty seam binding through the tag hole but my Crop-a-dile wouldn't reach. I got out my handy dandy tool kit that is used for setting brads and was able to make easy work of the holes.
I tied the seam binding through, tied a bow and secured the underside of the knot with a mini glue dot.
And there you have it. A nice little bundle of cards ready for many occasions.
See the wreath on the right and how it has more splatters? I accidentally touched the stamped image with inky fingers....but used some splatters of spray mist to cover it all up. Easy fix.
Feels good to build up the ol' stash.
What have you guys been creating lately? Anyone working on Christmas in July? Or back to school cards? Would love to hear what's inspiring you.

Coming soon: I'll have a small series of blog posts where I'll show you little snippets of my Road Trip Album. Plus Project Life pages coming soon. And....this Fall I'll be doing an Etsy shop update with brand new items that I think you'll love. Stay tuned. :)

18 comments:

Sharon Keanly said...

These are stunning Mish. Thanks for the inspiration. I could do with making a similar set for friends.

Kim H. said...

Subtle, beautiful, amazing. Love the card.

Lynn said...

I love these Mish...they would make a great card set for a gift.

I'm starting to think about Christmas...used some of my Iconic Images for a few cards last week...must get moving so I don't run into December crunch time :)

peggylee said...

love your cards, your artwork is always amazing...

Have you ever done videos?

Peggy Lee
(Creative Scraps)

Kristy Hansen said...

love how you quickly put these together.....gives me some inspiration to do something similar. thank you--enjoy the day. ksh

Bobbie Lynn said...

Great cards. Love the colors, stamps and layout. another great way to use those shipping tags.

Anita Dupps said...

Beauti-mous creations

mochamama said...

What a sweet idea Mish!!! So little work and yet so much punch!

Debbie R. said...

I didn't know that a manilla tag could make such a pretty card! Thanks for the great inspiration on how to use my Think Big stamps. I am starting to make some cards to send to my daughters once they start school again.

Pet73 said...

Wow, these are fantastic! Very beautiful and classy!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love these cards! What a great layout. You should put all of the posts with fun easy layouts in one place on your blog! Love how you tied the ribbon!

CHARLOTTE said...

Love your cards, Mish. Just wondering, when you add ribbon and give cards away - either as a card or for a stash, what do you do to protect the ribbon from smashing - bubble wrap each card?

Sue McGettigan said...

Love these pretty cards - what a great idea to build the gift stash through the year. My Mum loves to have cards from me to send to her friends, but I usually make them in one mad rush, I need to work on the stash building instead :)

Angela Lemmons said...

I'm inspired by all the beautiful cards I saw and made at Stamp-A-Faire!! Thanks for a wonderful time. I LOVED your Dreams Come True card!!

Rhonda Z said...

I read your blog daily and love your work. What am I working on? I just finished the last 3 Tags of Tim Holtz 12 Tgas of Christmas 20100 and I made 4 Jumbo sized altered clothespins. I used your clothespin idea but made Jumbo ones to stand on the counter and hold recipes while you cook. Thanks for all of the great ideas!

Sally said...

Week in My Life, and I'm going to decorate some mini Maya Road chipboard (garden theme) all glittery and gorgeous for a sweet set of cards.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mish,
Love these serene cards of yours. August is a BUSY month for birthdays & anniversaries in our family, so I'm going to be spending lots of time in my craft room this weekend! ;)
Jo R.

Kim Brown-Blyleven said...

I love the simple feeling they have to them, and that the design lends itself to all the different sentiments you have.
Very nice indeed!

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