I'll be leaving this post at the top of my blog at least through Tuesday, August 13, because I also intend to link it to Elizabeth and Bleubeard's T Tuesday post. Above you can see my tea cup, filled with red hibiscus tea, served with no-bake cookies (Yum!), and surrounded by some of the winter-themed cards that I'll be showing you in this post. You might want to grab a cup of tea too, because, like all of my "10 on the 10th" posts, this is going to be a long one. Here we go!
|Project 1 (outside) supplies: card base paper & "Fa la la la la" strip from Cosmo Cricket; fussy-cut ornament paper from Crate; remaining papers from Bo Bunny; doilies from Royal; thread from DMC; ink from Tsukineko; upcycled slide frame.|
I am still really into using my old slide frames. I love the retro feel that they embody.
|Project 1 (inside) additional supplies: dotted paper by October Afternoon; journaling card by Crate; ink by Hero Arts.|
Speaking of retro, check out that groovy ornament print on the inside of the card! It would be hard to write on, so I added a block of lined paper.
|Project 2: cardstock from Neenah Paper; brown patterned paper from Bo Bunny; vintage images from Graphic 45; sentiment sticker from Simple Stories; pom-pom trim & gold cord from Scrapbook Fantasies; paints by Ranger; confetti from Pipoos (thanks to my Dutch friend Tamara!); all wet media from Ranger; upcycled slide frames; ribbon from an old bouquet.|
I used even more of those slide frames on my second card, this time painting them for an ombre effect. This card has a plain kraft interior.
|Project 3: alphabet stickers from October Afternoon; paper & all other stickers from Reminisce; ribbon from Berwick-Offray.|
Next I had some cute "Frosted" products from Reminisce to use. I cut a sheet of argyle/striped paper into three sections and made three cards. The flat/mailable card above has an interior with horizontal stripes, a perfect writing surface.
|Project 4 (outside): music score paper & alphabet stickers from October Afternoon; blue dotted/snowflake paper & negative curlicue sticker from Bo Bunny; all other paper & stickers from Reminisce; Stickles from Ranger.|
My snowman card is also of the flat/mailable variety. For a sparkly border, I used a sticker negative as a stencil and applied icy-blue Stickles (see detail shot below).
I added a journaling spot inside this card.
|Project 4 (inside): tone-on-tone chevron paper from Crate.|
My final Reminisce card breaks the mold, for it is not flat at all!
This card also had a journaling/writing spot on the inside.
|Project 5 (inside) additional supply: journaling card from Crate.|
I had a few leftover supplies from the cards I had made so far, and they came together perfectly to make this mini card (about the size of an ATC). I had fun using a white pen to create free-hand doodles around the polar bear. This card has a plain kraft interior.
|Project 6: kraft cardstock from Neenah Paper; patterned paper from Bo Bunny; sentiment sticker from Crate; polar bear sticker from Reminisce; Picket Fence pen from Ranger.|
Next, I wanted to make a flat/mailable card with an artsy vibe. With that idea in mind, I created the card below, which is my attempt to give the impression of snow, ice, and holiday joy.
|Project 7: card base paper from Magnolia; tape from 3M/Scotch; sticker negatives from Reminisce; ink from Clearsnap; all other wet media from Ranger; corner punch from Creative Memories.|
I did more stenciling with Stickles on this card. The negative snowflake stickers may appear familiar, because they are left over from making Project 4! Here is a detail shot.
|This card has a plain white cardstock interior.|
Moving on, I also needed to make some birthday cards this month. For my next two cards, I used some "ancient" Bo Bunny calendar square stickers.
|Project 8: cardstock from American Crafts; sticker from Bo Bunny; paint from Ranger; chalks from Stampin' Up; corner punch from Creative Memories; ribbon upcycled from an old bouquet.|
I made "male" and "female" versions, using the same card design. Both cards have plain white interiors.
|Project 9: cardstock from American Crafts; sticker from Bo Bunny; paint from Ranger; chalks from Stampin' Up; corner punch from Creative Memories; tulle ribbon from Wyla.|
These male/female cards remind me of birthday cupcakes; the string printing looks like mounds of frosting, and the chalk dots look like sprinkles.
|Project 10: previously posted here.|
My tenth and last project is one that has already appeared on my blog. It uses Crate Christmas alphabet stickers, Bo Bunny Christmas bracket/photo corner stickers, and Basic Grey & Bella Blvd Christmas sticker negatives...even though it is not a Christmas layout. It's fun getting creative with old supplies and using them in new ways. I hope that you have enjoyed seeing my ten projects. Thanks for sticking with me through this long post! :)