Friday, February 22, 2013

Making my stash work for me!

Hello~

I have a little card for you today! I totally shopped the deeps of the stash on all this. I continue to try reduce, reduce reduce reduce. Sure doesn't seem to be going anywhere. *wink* 
I started with a Kraft Brown cover weight cardstock onto which I added my textured patterned paper joined with my white embossed Whisper White cardstock.  Where the pieces joined I added some beautiful lace trim that was in my stash that I picked up at an Etsy store, but is now closed. I wrapped a beautiful length of aqua gross-grain ribbon around the card front and tied in a bow and embellished with a red button, pearl, twine, and a tag with a Hello greeting stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink. 
A die-cut embellie by K & Company was added to the right of the card. I have a stack of these waiting to find a home! :-) Finishing touches include adding some beautiful flowers to the lower corner and pretty pearls scattered about!

Inspiration for this card was found at the following:
Papercraft Star - Make a "Hello" card.

My Craft Spot - Flowers
Shopping our Stash - Use Old Paper
Crafty Steals Blog - Use Your Spring Stash - Flowers (K Company Die-Cut and flowers on card)

Thanks for looking!
~Tammy~


33 comments:

Diane said...

Very beautiful and a wonderful use of your "stash"!! I know the feeling and have been trying to use up some of mine, too...however it never seems to go away..lol!!

Stacy said...

How cool you were able to incorporate all of those fun challenges in to this one card. You have some seriously great stuff stashed away!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Truly beautiful !

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty card Tammy~ love the details on it.. Great way of digging up those stash, hubby keeps reminding me to start using up what I have instead of buying more and hoarding. LOL!
His been sneaking up in my room and found lots of crafty stuff I've been buying and nothing using yet since ending of last year... hehe....
Enjoy your happy Friday and crafty weekend...

Doreen said...

Oh what a fab image,love this gorgeous card.xxx

Audrey Pettit said...

Good for you for shopping your stash, Tammy! This is uh-dorable! Great take on that sketch and super cute design. Love the papers and colors and love that sweet floral die cut. The mixture of lace and grosgrain is fabulous, too!

Lisa said...

This has a pretty Victorian feel to it Tammy! I'm with you on the stash LOL! I look at some of my papers and tid bits and think will I EVER get rid of these seems like I've been using them forever!!!?

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love the color combo
i have been on a spending freeze for about 6 months now and I barely have made a dent. i really am wanting some new paper to play with but i am holding on strong!

Lisa said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!! I love the colors and beautiful design!! What an awesome use of your scraps!! I need to do that...mine are taking over :/ Happy Friday :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

NickelNook said...

Really beautiful card, Tammy! Stash projects are great!...Nancy :o)

Annette said...

it is so hard to reduce..you go girl.. your card is gorgeous..

Debbie said...

I have to agree with everyone else... this is gorgeous!! Beautiful DP and embellies!
Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Tammy! Such a beautiful color palette, and your details are amazing! Have a blessed weekend!

Patrice said...

Great card...I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/02/52-card-pickup-28.html

Lynn said...

Pretty color combo. The aqua ribbon really makes it all pop!

Michelle said...

Tammy, this is beautiful way to reduce the bulk!! That's such a pretty frame and I love the bow and tag!

Sylvia said...

Great card, Tammy, some of the best cards come from the "stash"! Every crafter has one and like you I am trying to whittle it down without much luck! Thanks for joining in the fun at the Papercraft Star this week.

Ros Crawford said...

Wow Tammy this is so beautiful! Many thanks for playing at Papercraft Star!

Tracey Sabella said...

Amazing, gorgeous card. You are a master of giving your stash a fresh new look!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Sue Lelli said...

How FUN it must be to create when you have such FAB stash! Better than most of our good stuff! LOVE the mat and the lace trim peeking out! FAB card!

Melissa Shea said...

so beautiful! I could stare at your cards forever and then still see something new :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Really pretty card Tammy, good luck whittling down your stash--I should try that. Thank you for sharing with us this week at the colourQ!

Noor Nahdi said...

A pretty one- love the bold classic colors!! TFS

Jessi Fogan said...

Once again you're inspiring me to use up this same pack of die-cuts! I love what you've created - not only using that pretty, neglected die-cut, but the flowers, ribbon, fun button/pearl combo - and that beautiful trim! Plus, awesome that you're playing with both TMS and SOS :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! What a gorgeous card! I LOOOOOOOOOVE that ribbon-- beautiful color! LOVE it with the coral/cherry colors!! FAB x1000000!

ps...THANK YOU soooooooo much for your sweet comments on my blog last week! It was nice to come back from Jamaica to such encouragement and love:) <3 I hope to catch up on my blog reader this week!!!

Barb said...

This is so elegant. Awesome take on the challenges. I like the embossed bottom half. So many great details!

Melissa Craig said...

Oh my Tammy! This is stunning! Wow!!! I love the colors and vintage feel. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful take on all of these challenges, Tammy!! And bravo for digging into the stash!!! I can totally relate! I have three good piles of random bits and pieces that I really need to put to use!!! But instead of using them I just keep adding to the piles! HA!

Sleepy Stamper said...

Tammy this is lovely! That's some stash you must have, the papers are beautiful. Thank you for sharing this with us over at the Papercraft Star.

Anitra

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I hear ya girl... you know I am on the reduce kick too...and it doesn't seem to be making a dent! LOL!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee your card!! GORGEOUS colors and loving the pearls!!

GiGi said...

Beautiful card. The bow and tag are super cute! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful, love it.

Sherrie K. said...

What a gorgeous card Tammy! Woe, you always have the perfect layout/design each post. The colors, papers and embellishments are amazing! LOVE!
Hope you are having a wonderful week Tammy:) Thanks for your sweet visit to my blog to...always love to hear from you!
Hugs,
Sherrie K