After a LONG absence, I hope to be able to do more regular postings. To start things off, I have a large number (around 90) photos of cards all edited and ready to be talked about and posted. So, as you know I am a CTMH (close to my heart) consultant, but not a purist. That being said, I very rarely buy paper other than CTMH, so this post is a rare bird indeed.
Background: A few friends and I travel about 6 hours to another friend’s house to craft for a LONG weekend once a year. Last year one of these friends gave everyone a 6×6 paper stack. The stack I got were not my go to colors, and not CTMH paper, so for several months the stack got moved from place to place in my studio taunting me. Finally I decided, something was going to happen to this paper stack and I consultant google & pinterest. I found these great patterns, and jumped right off the cliff. (http://kathrynscards.blogspot.com/2013/05/6×6-cutting-formula.html) What did I have to lose right. I wasn’t in love with the paper, so even if it was a disaster I was not going to be moving this stack around anymore, and I could always use the cards for fire starters right?
So, if you learn nothing else from this post, I hope you realize that sometimes great results can be accomplished when you step outside of your comfort zone. (In simple terms, I really like how these cards turned out.)
I made 2 sets from each of Kathryn’s patterns and used all the scraps for a few additional cards. Unfortunately I don’t have photos of every card as I mailed several out prior to my studio photo shoot! Fear not, I have photos of each card from the patterns.
Pattern 1 Card 1
Before I get too far into this post I want to mention that I am on a mission to use up embellishments so I can buy more without guilt and they will have a place to fit in my studio. On these cards I was able to use up lots of various embellishments and empty a few spots in my storage folder 🙂
Pattern 1 Card 2
I’m running out of time today, so I’ll post the photos for the second pattern in my next post!
After Amanda challenged herself to use up bits and pieces and embellishments, I figured I could do the same thing. These patterns have been very helpful in adding to my card stash, both for personal use and as gifts. I recommend trying to use things up by doing patterns, using papers you wouldn’t normally go to, plus adding embellishments all over the place. It’s really fun!
Yep, great idea to step out of the comfort zone once in a while! Thanks for the inspiration. These cards are very cute and I love your use of embellishments!