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!
- Crafty Pad Challenge: Vintage
- Etsy Inspired: "EmenGee Designs" (Silhouette and Flower)
- My Sheri Crafts: Vacation (in Paris!)
- If the Shoe Fits: Take a Vacay!
- Order of the Opus Gluei: Ephemera
- Sweet Stampin' #36: Vintage
- One Stitch at a Time: Black, White, & One (Blue)
- Our Daily Bread Designs: Distress It
- Practical Scrappers: Seven Different Items
- Ready, Steady, Stamp: Travel / Map / Card Stock / Patterned Paper / Metal Embellishment
- Res-Q Challenge: Put Your Glasses On (Typewriter Key-Style Word Tile)
- Stamp Something: Something Flowery ('Paris' Postcard)
- Stampin' with the Dragon: Distressing
- Stamping Vacation Very Vintage: Paper Doily
- Terrifically Thrilling Thursday: Vacation Time (Paris!)
- Theme Thursday Challenge: Words
- 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)