Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hittin' the Designer Paper Stash ...

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Happy Thursday, crafty stampers!

Today's card project was created for the Order of the Opus Gluei's "Fun with Ephemera" challenge ... among others. The OOG challenge itself is pretty self-explanatory: use original ephemera in your project. For all of the exciting challenge info, clicky HERE.

I decided to create a vintage-inspired, collage-style card:

CHA has inspired me to actually USE some of the product I already have and, to that end, I cut into some of this Paper Love Designs designer paper that I've been hoarding ♥'ing for six years. It only hurt for a minute ...

I also used: a vintage French-English vocabulary card, circa 1955; a flattened bottle-cap; a distressed mini-doily; a "cameo" button; a typewriter key-style word tile; a compass sticker; and, a stamped image of the Eiffel Tower. For the complete product list, check out the Card Recipe, below.

I've made a vow to start using some of the gorgeous designer paper I have stashed away. Since I'm afraid sure you'd like to use up some of your stash, I'm challenging you to cut into some of the DP you're hoarding, too. I promise, you'll actually feel good about it. Or, do it if for no other reason than you've gotta make room for the new stuff! Either way, you'll be glad to be using some of the product you already own.

Sooooooo, yesterday Sheila needed some away-from-Reid time and recruited me to entertain him for an hour or two.

When I picked him up, he started yakkin' non-stop about moths ... not butterflies; moths. As he went on and on enthusiastically, I suggested that we go to the library and pick up a few books about moths.

When we go to the Public Library, Reid asked me to vamoose.

"I wanna pick out my books all by myself, Auntie."

"Are you sure? We could've been in the 'moths' section already."

"I'm sure. No help. I can do it alllllll by myself." Reid announced.

Alrighty then, so off I went to browse through some new novels.

Twenty minutes later Reid reappeared carrying a huge book and announced he was ready to check-out. Allllll by himself. And, since he has his own library card, I stood back and let him 'do it allllll by himself.'

The librarian took his library card, then picked up his book, entitled, The Comprehensive Guide for Mothers.

"Are you sure you want this one, Sweetie? Is this for your Mom?" the librarian asked.

"Nope. It's for me. I just started collecting 'em."

Thanks so much for spending part of your very busy day with me!

~Hugs,


Today's Challenges:

Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock: All Card Stock by Stampin' Up
  • Designer Paper: "Paris" by Paper Love Designs (No Longer Available)
  • Stamp: Eiffel Tower Stamp by Diva Impressions ( No Longer Available)
  • Ink: "Basic Black" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up; "Old Paper" Distress Ink by Ranger
  • Accessories: Bottle Cap; Typewriter Key-Style Tiles by K&Company (No Longer Available); Cameo Button, Unknown; Compass Bottle-Cap Sticker by Design Originals; Mini-Doily; French-English Vocabulary Card; Stampin' Dimensionals and SNAIL Adhesive by Stampin' Up
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Paper Cutter
  • Finished Size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (Top-Folded)

58 comments:

My Sheri CRAFTS said...

Very elegant! I love the look and feel of this vintage card! Thanks for sharing with myshericrafts!

maxine said...

This is fantastic thanks for playing along at The crafty pad this week.

stitchy said...

hahaha Deb, your story was delightful, collecting Mothers was he lol...I bet the librarian raised an eyebrow on that one lol...Your beautiful card is just as delightful, love the vintage look - thank you for sharing your story and card with us at OSAAT - good luck hun

stitchy xoxox

BonnieRose said...

fabulous!

Karen B. said...

Only for a minute it hurt? The paper, and your card, is absolutely beautiful!

IsaNorris said...

beautiful card Deb!!
Thank you for playing with us at RSS
isa

Tina said...

Holy smokes Deb, this is positively stunning. A new fave!

Love crafts forever said...

I know how it's feel about DP. You did fantastic job with this card. Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
Hugs, Nataliya.

shellshearer said...

Fab card I really love the vintage feel you have captured with this
Thanks for joining us over at 'OSAAT' this week!
good luck
Hugs Shell xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This such a fun and gorgeous card Deb!! I so love your images, the color scheme,and the details. Thanks for joining the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge this week.

Hermine said...

Its gorgeous!

Crystal said...

Deb oh my word girl this is totally AWESOME!!!! I LOVE LOVE all the gorgeous details on this creation...WOW WOW WOW my new fav Deb creation!!!!!

Virginia L. said...

Your work is simply inspiring, Deb!! Love your blog and I'm so glad that you join us at Etsy Inspired blog!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great collage.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my goodness, Deb this is gorgeous!!! I love, love love those colors. Thaks so much for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Dora said...

This is brilliant, so elegant!!! Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT and good luck. Hugs xxx

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful design and use of materials- wonderfully creative and perfect for so many of the challenges!

Liz said...

Really really Beautiful card

Thanks for joining OSAAT

Liz xx

Chrissy D said...

FANTASTIC card - I love all of the details and layers! Thank you for playing along in the ODBD Shining Light Challenge! Please join us again!

Debbie said...

Hi Deb - what a gorgeous card. Love the layering on it too. :) We are off to Paris for a mooch around in August. :)

Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad. :)

xxDebbie The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs

Ann said...

I totally suck at vintage, but you, my friend, have ROCKED it!

Kelly said...

gorgeous card!

Danni said...

What a fabulous job you did with this! I would not even know where to begin with an image like that...awesome job!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOLY COW!! That is a great card and for so many challenges:) Great details--love the tower! And that doily! Great stuff:) Thanks for playing along with us at EtsyInspired!!

Scrapping Cat said...

This card is extraordinary!! Love the colors and the whole vintage look is awesome and so suits the card

Sammibug said...

Awesome card! Love the vintage feel! Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon!

Stephanie said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

Jana said...

Reid is your best card yet. HAHAHA He's a character. Love his collection. Where is he going to keep it. LOL As for your paper card. GORGEOUS. I LOVE the PARIS theme. All the layers and details are wonderful. Thanks so much for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.

Debbie said...

Absolutely lovely, Deb! Thanks for sharing your beautiful vintage creation with us at SSCB :)

Dawn said...

Gorgeous vintage card, thanks for joining us at OSAAT

Shelly's Images said...

Hi Deb! Paris would be the ultimate vacation! This is a wonderful card. Thanks so much for joining us for our TTThursday Vacation Challenge. :)

Jill said...

gorgeous card Deb I love the images and the little camio looks fab thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin Challenge hugs Jill xx

Rosemary said...

Reid the Wild Child is great, talk about an endless source of material (and it's all good stuff, too!).

I love this card, and look at all the wonderful bits and pieces you've put into it!!!! It is so chic and elegant and fab! (I'm enthusastic but this almost has me getting giddy because it is so cool looking).

Thank you for taking on the ephemera challenge!

Rosemary said...
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Rosemary said...

I deleted the comment above (it posted twice). I forgot to include - hoarding paper? You say that like there is something negative about that? LOL

Angella D. Crockett said...

What a gorgeous collage!!! Love it! Thanks for joining us again for the SLC challenge! Blessings, Angie

Risa said...

Wow...I LOVE the way you make vintage cards rock Deb!!! I can only wish for a fourth of your talent!
hugs
Risa:)

Marion E. said...

I love this card. Last monday I viewed the Eifeltower while driving the route periferique in Paris. My kids were thrilled to see it.
So this is for me the ultimate vacation card.Really beautyful done.
Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images TTT.
xxx

dragonllew said...

Great card love the bottle cap. Thanks for joining us at Stampin with the Dragon & good luck.
Jenny x

Donna aka Lil Diva said...

Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week at OSAAT..Best of luck Donna x

Electra said...

This is great. Love all the various elements!

Hanna said...

Beautiful card with wonderful detail!

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

Hugs /Hanna

Dieu said...

Yet such a nice card: D. I'm overwhelmed ... great collage

Elisa said...

Very beautiful Card !
I love it.
thank you for playing with us
Elisa

Connie said...

What a wonderful card! Love all the pieces put together, and love the colors! Amazing :-)

Greetings from Oslo, Norway

Brenda Brown said...

This is a great card Deb, I just love vintage and this is really attractive. So well made - great job.
Thankyou for joining in with the OSAAT challenge this week.
Luv B xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Gosh Deb this is a work of art so beautifully put together those papers are wonderful I love it.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Inspired By Friends said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for playing with us at Stamping Dragon Designs.

Trish said...

Really beautiful!

Priyanka said...

what a card it is completely different thought,very nice work.

nefertiti said...

A very beautiful card!!!bizz!

nefertiti said...

A very beautiful card!!!bizz!

Chris said...

love your card, the vintage feel is fabulous!! you rock!

Glenda said...

I so need to use up all the paper I've been hoarding. This is fabulous Deb - love it! This is a style I have a hard time with - you make it look easy.

p.s.....I'm a follower of yours now too. ;)

Tracey said...

this is fabulous....i would LovE to be vacationing in paris! thanks for joining us on our shoe vacation!

P'tite Plume said...

Wow, very beautiful card!!! Thanks for playing with us at RSS.

Hannah | Cards Magazine said...

You have been blog spotted by CARDS magazine!
http://tinyurl.com/2ermsq7

lynn said...

congrats on being spotted, deb:)