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Scrapping My Stash | Thank You Cards

First, let me just say that I'm fangirling (is that even a word?) over the comment Paige Evans left on yesterday's post. Both her and Wilna commented on my Instagram post yesterday as well (which is freaking amazing!). I'm forever grateful to be a part of such a wonderful community of people, and I definitely will continue to fangirl when people I admire comment on my work.

In other news, this post is a little later than normal (sorry I was busy spray painting a file cabinet - and not taking before photos). Today I'm sharing some cards I made using this stamp set from Ali Edwards. Originally my plan was to use more paper layers on all the cards, but ended up mostly using the stamp. I just love everything about it, and I can't wait to use it for more cards!

I don't LOVE this card, but I do like it. I think maybe I need to stamp more "mucho thanks" in another shade of purple. I love that the black thanks is hanging off the edge of the card, and isn't perfect. I love how messy it is.
I made two of this card. I made one and gave it to a coworker with a gift certificate for all her help, and made this second one because I didn't photograph the first one, and Jon was all "you have to share this one. That 'dude. you're the best.' sentiment is AWESOME" I love it. It makes me laugh every time I see it.
This was inspired by this Studio Calico Card Sketch (they share sketches on their blog on Sundays), but of course I made it my own. I love how it turned out. I don't think I've ever machine stitched on a card possibly ever, but I LOVE how it turned out. I feel like it ties everything together, and of course it's holding the papers down.
I have the biggest stash of paper scraps ever. I use patterned paper and the leftovers go into a basket, and I rarely look at it again. Then I use a full sheet of the same pattern for a small piece when I could have just used the scrap piece. I'm trying to be better about it and use my scrap pieces, so I dug out this one and stamped a simple "thanks" on the bottom.

I'm a simple person, so I love this card. But Jon tells me it's too simple. I think it's clean and simple and the words become the emphasis of this card (but I might go baack and add some enamel dots or something to make it less boring).

This card is one of my favourites from this batch of cards. The pattern paper is from a super old kit, and I found it in my scraps and knew I was probably never going to use it for anything else, so I made my card a square and found a brown piece of paper to frame it. I used blue and red ink to pull in other colours from the paper. I love how happy it makes me feel when I look at it.

Thanks for coming to check out these cards. I'm always looking for new ways to use my scraps, and of course Paige Evans is the queen of using pattern paper, so I think I'll draw some inspiration from her and make some traditional layouts with scraps.
Have a great weekend!


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