I created this layout using this week’s freebie from Touched By A Butterfly.
This kit will only be available for free until December 15, 2013 so be sure to grab it while it’s free.
The first challenge for December over at Paper Wishes is to make a card that has something recycled on it. So, off I went to dig through the recycle bin. Thankfully, we forgot to put it out this week, so I was able to find some treasures. I found some medium weight blue paper from some glossy flyers, a blue utility envelope and a discarded paper board insert from my latest cutting die purchase from Paper Wishes. Next, I perused my collection of salvaged security envelopes, you know, the kind with the designs printed on the inside… I sometimes use them for iris folding so I keep an eye out for interesting patterns. I dug through those and found one with a lovely gray cross-hatch pattern and another one with a matching black pattern. Lastly, I found an envelope from a card I received last year that had a silver lining inside the flap (yes, I am a packrat, especially if it’s shiny!).
I threw all that together with some Paper Artist cutting dies (Snowflakes and Lacy Labels), Dazzles and Christmas greeting stamps and this is what I came up with.
Not bad for trash!
I cut the onesies for this card using the Peek-a-boo SVG set from Lettering Delights. I used the Baby Face alphabet dies for the lettering on the onesies.
I used the Peggy banner from the Layered Ribbon Banners template for the Welcome banner. The stamp set I used was one of those dollar sets from Michael’s.
The focal on this card was stamped twice, once with black ink on ivory paper and then on black paper with white ink. After coloring the flowers with Spectrum Noir pens, I cut the colored image in half diagonally and lined it up over the image stamped on black and cut it out using the Labels 4 cutting die.
Here’s a card I made with the Happy Patterns stamp set. I received this stamp set in the March 2013 Personal Shopper kit and I’ll have to admit, it wasn’t love at first sight. But then I started playing with it and I really like it. There is a lot you can do with this set.
To make the flower, I stamped four printed and four plain chevrons on the purple batik paper and cut out around the edges. Then I stacked them alternating plan and printed chevrons to create the flower. Once assembled, I glued the flower to purple card stock and cut around it leaving a 1/16th inch border.
I made the frame for this picture in just a few minutes using the Old Secret designer pack by ButterflyDsign. The little girl in the picture is my grandma Ila. She was an incredible lady.
The Old Secret designer pack is free until November 3, 2013, so be sure to grab it while you can. If you like vintage, be sure to check out the other designer packs from ButterflyDsign as well.