Posts Tagged ‘Stampendous’

Using Up Scraps for Cards #1

One of my goals this month was to use up the Close to My Heart Sophia Paper Packet.  It was a bunch of scraps so I thought I’d make a bunch of cards.  This just proves how far scraps can go!  I made about 40 cards so I will be spreading out the pics over the next few days.  First, I put all the papers/scraps on the cards.  Then I went through my embellishments, found some that matched and added them to the cards.  I really can’t say that these are my favorites but in the end I used up a paper pack and dug into my stash for embellishments that I have had for a very long time.

Embellishments used on the cards are: Special Moments Scrapbooking Embellishments, K & Company Wedding Collection Grand Adhesions, Marcella Dimensional Flowers, O’Scrap Stick Its, Stampendous Diamond Dot Stickers, Memories Complete Sticker Patches, Autumn Leaves Pretty Poppies, This & That Tags & Things Yellow Plaid Wood, Forever in Time Sheer Dragonflies, Recollections Butterfly Embellishments, Fashion Stickers, Close to My Heart Blush Polka Dot Ribbon, and K & Company Smitten Grand Adhesions.

Sophia Card #1 by Wendy Kessler

Sophia Card #2 by Wendy Kessler

Sophia Card #3 by Wendy Kessler

Sophia Card #4 by Wendy Kessler

Sophia Card #5 by Wendy Kessler

Sophia Card #6 by Wendy Kessler

Sophia Card #7 by Wendy Kessler

More to come!

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Baby Calendar

Supplies used: Close to My Heart 12×12 Calendar, K & Company papers, Stampendous Diamond Dot Stickers, a variety of rhinestones (Darice, Kaiser, Studio 18, misc.), and Cricut Lyrical Letters cartridge.

Layout Challenge: #160-184 of 210

I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun this was to make.  It was something that I wanted to do but didn’t think I could realistically get it finished before the baby arrived.  Thanks to the quick pages I chose I was able to finish it and I just love how it turned out.  On the pre-designed pages, before adhering to the calendar, I used an exacto knife to trim around any extras that covered a photo mat – so that when I add pictures throughout the year I can slide my picture underneath and it will look better (like the fruit on the July page – I cut around where it overlapped the photo mat).  Originally, I was going to stamp the months but after already adhering the pages (with embellishments) I no longer had a flat surface to stamp so I opted to use my Cricut instead.  I plan to hang it in the nursery and have the older siblings help keep it updated with “baby’s firsts” information and photos.  I am going to keep the calendar as is for a keepsake, but if I did this as a yearly thing with day-to-day activities, I would take the pages and put them in my scrapbook albums as finished pages at the end of the year.