Saturday, December 31, 2016

Out with the Old . . .

As a confessed paper hoarder I've started to wish I could use up MUCH of my older papers before I start getting the newest CTMH (and other brand) papers. Today was my feeble attempt to use up one of my old packs. The bright cheery colors of CTMH "Blossom" from Summer 2015 caught my eye. Although I played with it all afternoon, I still have a long way to go before it's gone.

I started with a stamp set I had gotten to go with the paper.

Then I decided to change it up a bit with my new Petaloo flowers:

Next I made a set of encouragement cards using a Verve scripture stamp which only allowed the background to peek around the edges. I used an embossing diffuser to leave a center space for stamping when I used the CTMH floral embossing folder.(It's marked down in price from $8.95 to $3.15 - an unbelievable price for a 5" x 7" embossing folder!)

I also made a matching box to put them in but didn't take photos of that.

Last I saw a challenge at  Challenge Up Your Life #56 and decided to play with vellum and some butterflies cut on the Cricut.

The word "BIRTHDAY" is embossed with black and "Blessings" is cut using my newest "Christmas Blessings" die set from Simon Says Stamp.

After several hours I decided I may be on an eternal quest to use up paper, but what's more fulfilling for papercrafters than to make lovely things to show others how much they care!

Thank you for visiting. May you look back on 2016 and count your blessings!

Tomorrow begins a new year, a new stamp of the month blog hop, and lots of new papers! I hope you'll visit tomorrow to see what's new!



Welcoming you into this New year
Happy happy
New Year.

Manuela said...

So many lovely cards! The one with the butterflies looks great! Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life! Love, Manuela

sidan said...

Lovely, Your butterfly blessings. Good blessings to 2017.
sidan (GD Challenge Up Your Life)