Today I thought I’d share an idea I had to use up some items in my crafty stash. I often buy things at craft fares that get put away in my craft room and forgotten about. I found one such purchase a while ago, a set of small square aperture card blanks in lovely pastel shades. After playing around for a while I decided to put vellum behind the apertures and then add die cut embellishments. The vellum, like the card blanks, has also been in my stash for a year or two.
This pink card blank lent itself perfectly to a new baby girl card. I used pink gingham vellum and various dies including a Tattered Lace congratulations die and it’s a girl sentiment from the Cuttlebug A2 Cut & emboss Welcome baby set for the greeting and the largest dies from the Marianne Creatables Baby Feet die set. A small bow cut with the Memory Box Plush Bow die gave me the finishing touch.
The baby girl card turned out so cute that I replicated it in blue for a boy using the same dies.
The daisy print vellum I used for this card has been in my stash for ages. It’s so pretty that I was always hard pressed to use it. I echoed the design of the vellum with white daisies, punched using my Woodware punches and finished off with a ‘Happy’ sentiment cut with a die from the Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits Celebration Words – Script die set.
And, not forgetting the boys, using the same principles as the other cards, here’s my male version. Again using vellum I’ve had for ages and not known what to do with it. I used various dies to embellish the card including MFT Die-namics Tool charms dies, the Memory Box Gear works border die, Tattered Lace essentials nesting hexagon die (smallest one with hole punched in for ‘Nuts’) and Tattered lace Sentiments dies. I made the scree heads using a tiny circle die which I then pressed the head of a real screw driver into to create the slot.
4 super cute cards which made use of items in my stash I’d forgotten I had. Hope you like them.