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Sunday, September 27, 2015

adventures with bits and pieces

Yesterday I was putting away the extra kits after Card Buffet and decided it was time to do something with the extra bits and pieces I had stacked on top of my box o' bits and pieces.  I started with the discarded layer from the Grateful card I posted Tuesday, (which ended up being one layer with a tag) and added another layer and a lot more leaves:
stamp sets - Vintage Leaves, Perfectly Penned (retired); ink - Pumpkin Pie, Hello Honey, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler; card stock - Hello Honey, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie; Big Shot with Leaflet framelits
This is a great card for my brother-in-law's birthday (other than being a few days late) as well as for the Little Red Wagon fall challenge.

I found a leftover fall wreath from last year that didn't get used because I stamped the berries in Early Espresso and didn't like the effect.  I covered them with Gold Dazzling Details last week but I still didn't really know what to do with it.  Then I noticed the leftover die-cut "you" and thought they might work together with Rita's Freshly Made sketch. I added a leftover die-cut border (it's really the off-cut) for the Seize the Birthday challenge; now this will be going to a dear friend next month:
stamp sets - Crazy About You, Wondrous Wreath; ink - Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, So Saffron; card stock - Very Vanilla, Champagne Glimmer (retired), Cajun Craze, So Saffron, Crumb Cake; Big Shot with Decorative Dots embossing folder,  Wonderful Wreath, Hello You and Banners framelits, and Tasteful Trim die (retired); Dazzling Details - Gold; Crystal Effects
The "you" seemed a little bland on all that glitter, especially since the gold Dazzling Details doesn't match the gold Champagne Glimmer Paper, so I covered it in Crystal Effects to make it shiny.

Earlier this month I used some leftover die-cut label shapes for this card, which was inspired by Bev's photo at the Watercooler Challenge:
stamp sets - Wetlands, World of Dreams; ink - Pink Pirouette, Perfect Plum; Stampin' Write Markers - Garden Green, Rich Razzleberry; card stock - Perfect Plum, Whisper White; Big Shot with Chalk Talk framelits

I was kind of pleased with the hand-colored flowers, but I totally spaced on posting the card, so I hope no one minds too much if I post it for Marsha's Anything Goes challenge, instead!

12 comments:

Donna said...

Very nice. Thanks for joining in the challenge this week at Little Red Wagon!
Donna (DT)

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Kathe, why would anyone mind that you've posted such a lovely card? This challenge is, after all, "anything goes". That covers anything you might have wished to create and post. I love the triptych you created with those die-cut label shapes. Very nice. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week.

Jackie said...

Kathe, beautiful card. I love 3 panel cards, so this really calls to me. Thank you for joining our challenge!

Vicki Hodgman said...

What lovely cards you have made with your left overs. The pretty panels for the Anything Goes Card is so delicate and pretty.

Marsha J Reed said...

Lovely card, Kathe! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges. Marsha DT@WWC

Kath Ricks said...

Anything Goes and yours sure does. ;)

Heather Hopson said...

This is so beautiful I love doing panel or screen cards. Yours is lovely.

Bev said...

So soft and beautiful. Glad you decided to post it.

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is a wonderful card! I love the warm colours and images you've used. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Great card Kath. I like the panels and the sentiment and the fact that you've made so many great things with your left over scraps. What fun!

JoAnn said...

Very nice cards. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Nancy said...

Love your cards and glad I am not the only one that saves leftovers instead of discarding them in hopes to find a use for them. Thanks for playing along with us over at Seize the Birthday...going to go dig in my stash now!