Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Death of a paper line / Birth of a whole lot of Christmas cards

Following  the shiny example of one of my Shopping Our Stash team-ies - Deena, I decided to kill an old paper line = use it all up. I had this scrapbooking kit from Me & My Big Ideas called Noel for couple years, used bits from it here and there, but couldn't get rid of it all. It had not only papers, but also chipboard flourishes and stickers. So here is what I made:
I started with the square card on the left, then made couple of A2 cards... pile of paper didn't seem to get any smaller. So I altered a small spiral notebook. Great for Christmas notes or maybe shopping lists.. made a little pocket on the inside for receipts.
Then I made more cards and decided to make them into a gift set

 - a gift set needs a box, so I made a pretty spacious one (fits about 10 A2 cards)

for most of the cards I only used the elements from the set, but then I ran out and had to stamp :) here is one with my never before used SU stamp:
I use the new style Cherry Cobbler ink pad  and have to say it covers the solid stamps almost as good as craft ink.
And that's the end of the paper line....

Challenges:
Use it Tuesday - All about Christmas - old papers and also hoarded SU felt snowflakes.
Clear It Out - Christmas  - old papers and also hoarded SU felt snowflakes.
Celebrate the Occasion - Christmas - anything goes

8 comments:

tampatha said...

wow! As much as it pains to kill a paper line, you created some fabulous projects with it. I just love what you did with it. A great tribute :)
Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday this week.
Tammy DT

Adrian said...

Cute! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

Brenda & Ian said...

Bravo to you. I tried to do that this year, but was not successful.

Marjolaine said...

that is incredible, you accomplished so much and it's all very beautiful! thanks for joining us at UIT!

Creative M said...

WOW!!Gorgeous cards!!

Sandy Trefger said...

Oh my! I love your Christmas cards! That paper line made them beautiful and way to go on using up so much paper! An inspiration! Thank you for joining us for the December Clear It Out Challenge!
~sandy
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Margaret said...

Beautiful and it's amazing how many wonderful things you made with that kit! I really need to do this!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Wow! What a terrific way to use up your stash (which what we're all about at Clear It Out). You did such a beautiful job on all of it! I'm impressed!
Thanks so much for joining us at Clear It Out challenges.
Happy Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~
Sharron♥

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