With the new year, I’ve made it my goal to create a stash of cards before I need them so I’m prepared when the time comes. I was thinking it would be great to have a set of all purpose cards that I could make for different occasions. Well here is what I came up with:

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I used some Kaiser Kraft paper over kraft cardstock to form my base for the card. Then I used the J-1074 Frame Heart Stamp in Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Festive Berries over the patterned paper.

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Doesn’t that look pretty over that paper?

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I then covered this beautiful dress form in TRC-0010 Scrap Happy Glue and a mixture of G-120 You’re So Fine Glitter, Diva Pink and  G-101 You’re So Fine Glitter, Silver Medal. I then set the dress off even more with a few small rhinestones and a tiny piece of lace trim.

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For the smaller vintage embellishments I used a technique I saw on Pinterest of painting on your shrinky dinks with acrylic paint and then over-stamping them before shrinking.

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The acrylic gets a crackled look to it and with some sealer they would be fantastic for your next project! On the sheet above, I used the S-114 Vintage Treasures stamps set and the S-113 Steampunk Charity Wings set.

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I hope you’ve been inspired today to get some of those extra cards made for your stash. You never know when you might need a card in a pinch. Better to have some on hand and prepared.


Happy crafting!

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