Monday, 14 May 2012

Card of the Week: The One Pad Challenge Week Three

How many cards can a card maker make from one pad of patterned paper?

That is my challenge as I work with this pad of Indie Bloom patterned paper by Basic Grey.

Over the last two weeks I have made 4 greeting cards and 2 tags.  To see my previous weeks' creations click here and here

My one rule for this challenge was that I not buy anything new but use only what I already have at home.  This has been one of my best plans ever!

After all, "Necessity is the mother of all invention" (a little philosophical for card making perhaps, but work with me), and not being able to buy additional supplies has forced me to root through the piles of embellishments that I already have to come up with something that works.

And I have found something that works.  Every. Single. Time.

I have saved time and money, and by looking through my stash have been reminded of what I have.

So great!

I encourage you to give this a try....you may be amazed by what you have stashed away in your craft space.

Now for this week's creations: A Mother's Day card that I gave my Mom.
Card Base: Recollections; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey; Cardstock: Bazzill; Ink: Ranger Inks; Border Punch: Fiskars; Rub-Ons: Basic Grey, American Crafts; Letter Stickers: American Crafts; Ribbon: my craft stash; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives, Glue Dots

A Mother's Day card that I gave my Oma.
Card Base: Recollections; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey; Cardstock: Bazzill; Ink: Ranger Inks; Rub-Ons: Basic Grey, Button: my craft stash; Sentiment Font: Monotype Corsiva; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives, Glue Dots

And a birthday card that I think would be suitable for a man or boy.  Making male-appropriate cards is my greatest card making challenge for sure, but I think that this one would work for the next guy I know having a birthday.
Card Base: Recollections; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey; Cardstock: Bazzill; Ink: Ranger Inks; Rub-Ons: Basic Grey, American Crafts; Doodle Pen: American Crafts; Ribbon: my craft stash; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives

So that brings the total to 7 greeting cards and 2 tags from one pad of patterned paper.  

I think this card maker is doing pretty well.

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