Thursday, May 5, 2022

Patterned Paper Stashbuster Challenge - Post Two - Birthday cards

 Hello everyone. I am continuing to make good headway using up a pack of patterned paper.  

Let me back up a second.  I have a lot of 6x6 paper pads.  I had three that were similar colors, but all nearly used up so I had been keeping them together in one quart size ziplock bag.  So I basically took all of these and cut A2 cardfronts from any full pieces, and kept all the scraps, as well.  I am working on using up the entire thing as quickly as I can.  (If I ever figure out what the names of these pads are, I will add the info.  Two were from My Mind’s eye and one was Crate Paper??)

Why?  Just as a motivator as I love buying new paper, so it is good to clear some out.  The other thing I noticed is that I often keep the pieces I like best (because they are too pretty to cut up) and that is just silly!  

I am especially trying to rebuilt my birthday card stash!  When I have enough, I will be donating many to a local nursing home.  

This first card is pure silliness on my end. I had the images totally stamped and colored, even that strip of patterned paper was already attached. I just needed to add the sentiment and finish up the card.  

The second and third cards are fairly simple.  I went through my stamps and pulled out ones that I thought might possibly look nice with the paper.  It was a fun way to give new life to stamps I might not have used yet or hadn’t seen love in a long time!

I have more cards coming!  I bet I can make at least 15 cards from this paper.  With the two Mother’s Day cards I recently posted, and these, that makes 5 so far!  What are you working on lately? 

Here is a list of stamps I used:
I Brake for Stamps Mostly Mice (as always you can use my affiliate code BPMHeidi to save 15%)
Gina K Designs Birthday GoRound
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Birthday set (THMB012)
Unity Stamps Life’s Short Eat Cake! set

Thank you for visiting and have a good day!


Connie Mercer said...

Great cards! Like the pattern paper with stamps! A good look! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

April said...

All your cards are so neat! It is always fun to dig in your stash and make some quick cards.

Darnell said...

👏I applaud your commitment to using your pp pads, Heidi! (Sorry, that just sounded wrong!) You've made three excellent designs using your pp in unique and wonderful ways! I'd love to see you share at NBUS when you use something new so you can reach and inspire even more crafters who are hoarding! Hugs, Darnell

Conniecrafter said...

I have that same paper pack, like how you used your papers, the critters playing the violin are cute and the other two are great birthday stamps!

aussie aNNie said...

This is really lovely, love your whole designs and beautiful result ♥{My Blog}

cuilliesocks said...

Super cards Heidi, and well done in trying to use more of your paper pads, mine are sadly neglected, Kate x