I had gotten some packaging material (the corragated paper
shown in the photo below) and as I started to toss it out
I thought how nice it would be in some cards, really good weight
that neat grungy look.
So I hunted through my remants of papers and pulled out anything
that had that male feel about it, I really wanted masculine cards
for my stash is sorely lacking in masculine cards.
Everything is odds and ends that I just pulled and used
but I like the effects and how the cards turned out.
If you see something you'd like to know more about,
which punch; which paper line; which stamp
send me a note and I'll do my best to figure out what I used.
The ticket about was cut on my Cricut, I cut them all white
that way they can be colored or grunged up to match
whatever project I want to use them with.
I did some fussy cutting, like the pocket watch from my
odds and ends of paper, love how it looks here.
I wasn't happy with just this plain sheet of 6x6 by Tim Holtz
so I cut out the squares, cut them in half and then reaaranged
them into a new design. I like this look better.
Mistakes are only known sometimes if you share them.
I almost tossed this stamped sentiment out because the
ink blotted over the 'THE' but the more I looked at
it the more I liked the look so no one really knows it's
not suppose to have this look except me (and of course
you too now, lol)
Really like the way the ADVENTURE stamped, I had to
go over it with my water brush to push the distress ink
a little and make it darker, it stamped light.
The magic of paper crafting, there always seems to be a fix
and when it's really horrible I can file it in the round file!
This one is a little more 'pinky' so I guess I could roll it
over for a feminine type card if I wanted to.
LOVE LOVE LOVE my envelopes
I make a LOT of them!
I get recycled, outdated, wall paper books from my local
Sherman Williams store and then sit in front of the television
cutting the pages I think I could use into squares and tossing the rest
of the books away.
The result is a selection of sturdy envelopes that hold up
super well in the post. If I'm clever enough, cough cough, I can
hide any of the print on the inside. So who would know?
The only drawback is you must use a strong adhesive to get the envelope
to stick to itself. I use my ATG gun tape or something like Scor-Tape
Here's a video I posted to YouTube showing the cards
and telling a little more about what's what.
Thanks for stopping by, hope I inspired you to save your garbage,
well not really, lol, but bits and pieces never hurt!