Two Peas in a Bucket ran a month long event called 30 Days of Stamping & Cardmaking for the month of April. There was alot of inspiration and tuturials and I wish I had the time to play along every day, but alas, life sometimes gets in the way.
I did, however, get a set of cards done that embraced a few of the challenges throughout the month. I'm so happy with these cards that I have already sent them out to loved ones. As part of my "word of the year", CHALLENGE, I am trying to share my love of all things altered by actually sending my cards out. No longer will I have boxes and boxes of completed projects under my crafting table!
What is the purpose of creating all of these beautiful cards, if I don't plan to share them, right?
So here is the card set I made over the last few weeks (you'll notice you've already seen one of the cards).
I consider these cards a set because I used the same patterned papers on all of them. On the first card, I used the paper strip technique that is great for using all of those scraps we all have around. I was able to also use some of the flowers I've had for "years".
The card in the middle is the one I already posted about. If you scroll down, you will see it in more detail.
The last card I made especially for my friend, Denise. Denise and I have been friends for YEARS and I don't see her much anymore since we now live almost 3000 miles away from each other. I do want her to know, though, that I do still CHERISH our friendship.
On this last card, I used one of my favorite Tim Holtz Alterations Dies and layered my patterned paper similar to the first card, as paper strips...with a twist:) I also used the CHERISH stamp that I've had for YEARS and never even opened! (shame on this Frugal Scrapper, lol) I finished off by using these really cute "typed" letter stickers that Cosmo Cricket makes. They are soooo much fun and are the PERFECT size for use on cards.