Monday, September 13, 2010

Card requests

So I had a couple card requests and thought I make them fit a couple challenges.

 First I am showing you my Top Tip of saving paper. I hate to waste and truth be told, my blogging buddy gave me this idea in the first place. Why not save what you can. So when making a card, I'll (sometimes, not all the time) cut out the center of my base cuz no one sees it anyways.
Pic on left- what I am starting with
Pic on right- middle cut out of center
Next we have my base and paper I want on top assembled onto my cardstock.

 Put them altogether and we have a perfect congratulatory card for a newly engaged couple.
The stamp set is from Stampin Up and I have not cracked it open for a 'coon's age' & it is called
Pocket Silhouettes (definitely an oldie)

My second card on this post I am showing my same paper saving tip & same stamp set  to make a thank you card.

The paper pack I've used for both cards is Basic Grey Cappela.

Oldie But a Goodie- new beginnings
Top Tip Tuesday- saving paper
Crafty Cardmakers- CAS (I know I can't win, but thought I'd support anyways. )
Stamping Vacation- ocassion oasis- congrats
Stamping Vacation- no no challenge- no sparkle
Stamp Something- spots & stripes
Cupcake Inspirations- photo below for first card


Lori said...

Great paper saving idea, wonder who else does this....hehehehehe, cute cards, man what did it feel like to go back to old school stampin'?

Chelsea said...

Wow, great idea Corry and thanks for sharing!

Leanne said...

Absolutely fabulous idea for saving paper!! I hate the amount of paper that gets wasted by not being able to view it!

Thanks for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday - good luck!

Leanne xx

Margreet said...

Tell Lori I sometimes save paper like this....your cards are beautiful!
Congrats on your top 3 spot at A Crafty Little Place!!!
xxx Margreet

Dawn said...

I love a paper saver tip, I also hate when making layouts and I pile paper on paper, such a waste. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Top Tip Tuesday!

Rachel Hope said...

Wonderful cards! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Jack said...

Great card Corry, and good tip too. But no you can't win, lol. xx

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous cards and fantastic Top Tip! I must admit to having done this in the past when I first started card making - but I thought then that I was just being tight! I have since realised I wasn't at all - I just love my paper too much!
Thanks for bringing it back to me - I'm going to start saving my paper again :)

Thanks for joining in with our first Top Tip Tuesday too :)

Carol x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Great cards! I love this stamp set.
Thank you for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie.
Clare x

Lin said...

How nice to come across a fellow gutter!!! I don't do it with every card/paper, but those really lush ones that you didn't really want to cover up with another layer anyhow it's perfect for.

Gorgeous finished cards too.

Lin xx

Karen McAlpine said...

Very sweet cards. I love that stamp set...It is so nice.

Crafteezee said...

Really sweet cards. I use this technique in scrapbooking but have never transferred it to cardmaking, must bear it in mind. Thanks. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious. Hugs Tracy x

Kelly said...

Great tip Corry and the pictures showing the explanation were great too. Nice to see you take out some oldies.

Fleur said...

A couple of gorgeous creations, both stunning
Thanks for joining our first challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
Hugz Fleur xXx

Francesca said...

Beautiful card with wonderful details and colouring , thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie and good luck!

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Corry what beauty you are showing here love the card and the cake

Lorraine x

Lisa said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

Dora said...

Fantastic cards Corry, they will definitely love them.... I do that card saving as well.. esp when the card or paper I'm using is hard to get and a bit expensive he he :)

Ida said...

Very pretty cards. Love the soft colors. Thanks for joining the CIC Challenge this week.

Nina Dee said...

What great cards! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations! :)

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining and supporting Oldie But A Goodie’s first challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

liza said...

gorgeous cards and great tip,thankyou for joining us at Oldie But A Goodie,good luck
love n hugs

Moshie said...

Love both your beautiful creations. The thank you card is so elegant. Thanks so much for joining us at Craftalicious! Hugs, Diana

Stacie said...

Great tips and beautiful cards!! I like that you are participating in other challenges over at SV! THANKS!!

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