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