Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday FWF


I've challenged myself to try to use up paper pads that have been collecting dust before buying anything new. The paper pad I used for today's cards came as a free gift with an order I placed several years ago. I wasn't fond of the dull colors, but I met the challenge and used them to make cards for OWH. This design is one of my favorite OWH sketches, and all I did was add a sentiment from a Unity missing you Itty Bitty stamp set, 3 punched hearts, and this was done. For me, it has a bit of a masculine feel.


Here are some of the grey/red papers from the same paper pad, but I should have used a darker color for the hearts because they don't show up too well. I made 3 more cards using this sketch and paper pad, so I partially met my challenge. It would have been ideal to use the entire paper pad, but I don't have enough time to accomplish that before OWH closes on August 1st.

I'm entering these cards into the Friday FWF challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Friday!

Carol

20 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Two fabulous cards here Carol.xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful works, for me they are perfect masculine cards! These papers seem no easy to use for impressive cards, but you have made two gorgous works with them! Well done!

Jenny L said...

Hi Carol,
super creation, and wonderfully designed as usual.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

jimlynn said...

I actually like the colors from that paper you used Carol. Beautiful cards and very patriotic looking and pretty.
Lynn

cotnob said...

Two fabulous cards Carol, a great masculine design.
Pauline
x

Linda said...

Two wonderful cards. Love them both!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I have to say, I love the papers you used! Both cards are wonderful.

Stampsnob. said...

Such little changes make such a big difference Lovely cards............Lis

Jean said...

I think these papers look great, and I love the masculine looking cards you have made with them. It's a super sketch as well.
Jean x

Ruby said...

Love the design of both cards.

JD/ Jill said...

Love cards and great design!

Susan (rainy) said...

Two fabulous cards, Carol. Love the use of your designer papers.. I should take that challenge, too!

Jane Willis said...

Super cards - I really must try using up some of my 6"x6" papers too, I'm drowning in a sea of them and most of the time I don't think of using them.

Bananastamper said...

These are fantastic cards, great sketch! Great way to use up some patterned papers!
Shanna :)

Sandy said...

Both cards turned out so perfectly! I love the layout and the papers are great!

Gaylynn said...

Lovely panels. Very nice card and sentiment.

nwilliams6 said...

Love the papers - see why you hoarded them. This is a super missing you card. I have challenged myself to use as little dp as possible on my cards - haven't hardly used any in months. I look at my piles and piles of papers though and I think I may need to rethink it and do what you are doing. I may try today to use some up. Hugz

Janis said...

I admire you for using up your stacks!! I don't know if I have ever once used up an entire stack and I have a ton of them!!! These cards turned out great. The colors and sentiment are perfect for OWH.
<3 J

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Brenda said...

More patriotic cards that I have fallen in love with Carol! Love the papers you used. The bottom card paper is fabulous and works so well with this sketch, even though I know you weren't fond of the papers, they are so pretty on this card. Love both of them to pieces! Hugs, Brenda

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I've been falsely tempted by these muted/washed out paper pads before. What you've done with them here is completely wonderful though. Kudos to you for using up stash.