Saturday, February 13, 2010

What to do with those beautiful cards

I always keep the wonderful handmade cards that I receive, but usually they are in a file or a pile (for a while, makes me smile, like a crocodile...oh, sorry, didn't mean to get all rhyme-y on you).  Not very neat, and not easy to look at.  Well, I totally copied Sue's idea to scrap them.  That is a perfect plan.  Now, these wonderful cards are preserved so I can look back at them, and they aren't shoved in a box and constantly being moved when I *try* to get all of my scrap stuff organized.   I think the card layouts will be a nice addition to the Christmas layouts (whenever I get around to getting THOSE finished).



Papers: CTMH Creme Brulee cardstock, DCWV  textured cardstock, CTMH Jingle
Inks: CTMH
Tulip, CTMH markers for journaling
Tools and Techniques: Silhouette Machine ("Season's Greetings" title), 2 page layout from CK Sketches January 2010
Stamp Sets: CTMH Made by Me

For these layouts, I wanted to try to make use of the pages in the DCWV stack that are meant to be used whole.  Not something I normally do, and a bit of a challenge with cards (especially considering the unusual sizes of several of them), but I think I like how it turned out.  I probably could have done more in some of the white (green) space, but I didn't want to detract from the cards.  All I added was a strip of coordinating paper (also from the stack) and a little bit of bling.



Papers:  DCWV  Holiday Collection The Christmas Stack
Inks: Micron journaling pen
Tools and Techniques: CTMH Sparkles, Nicole Crafts rhinestones, CM number stickers, Snowflake brads (maybe MM?)


Sue said...

Wow!Dr Suess had nothing on you and your rhyming abilities!

Loverly layouts.

ya ya's mom said...

nice jilly :)

iamjaytee said...

WOWZA! What a great idea, and the pages look awesome!!!