Welcome to the NC Demos Blog Hop! We are so glad you are here! You might have already stopped by Jo Anne Hewins’ post and know this month’s theme, but if you are just popping in this month’s them is Trash to Treasure!
Let’s face it. Crafters are hoarders. We can’t bear to throw out little pieces of paper, ribbon, packaging, boxes, tins, buttons or ANYTHING we think would be useful, which is pretty much EVERYTHING!
Recently I was cleaning off my large oak teacher’s desk. Our desktop computer died and we removed it, leaving dust and lots of little things. Amongst those little things was an ABC die cut. I don’t know where it came from or how long it had been there. I was about to throw it away when I remembered this blog hop as well as a fellow papercrafter that is having a baby soon. This ABC die cut was perfect for a baby card. I pulled out the Textures & Frames stamp set from Stampin’ Up, available as a free item during Sale-a-bration. At first I didn’t know how to use this stamp set. There weren’t images or sentiments that were easy to use. Finally it dawned on me that they images were perfect to created background images. I can totally create my own DSP with these stamps! I grabbed a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped with Blushing Bride and Soft Seafoam inks, alternating colors and direction of the stamp. I mounted the ABC diecut on that piece using mini dimensionals and then mounted it on a 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Balmy Blue cardstock, scored at 4 1/4″.
Thank you for letting me share my project. Please stop by and see Tracie Evans Langley’s post. I know it will be great!
THIS MONTH’S BLOG HOP LIST
Jo Anne Hewins
Amanda Howard <— you are here!!!
Tracie Evans Langley
- Textures & Frames stamp set #156616
- Balmy Blue cardstock #146982
- Very Vanilla cardstock #101650
- Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pad #147100
- Soft Seafoam Green Classic Stampin’ Pad #147102
6 thoughts on “Trash to Treasure! NC Demos Blog Hop”
What an adorable card and a great use of something that is a real treasure! Thank you for sharing!
Love the card and the alphabet
Love the background that you stamped. It’s perfect for your ABC. Cute card!
I love your card, Amanda. I too have lots of misc. die cuts that I just can’t bring myself to toss out. So I keep tossing them into a drawer with the intention of using them on future projects. So far, that’s not happening as quickly as it should, lol! I also love the SAB stamp set that you used, There’s so much versatility with those stamps!
Thank you! I hate wasting anything.