Saturday, September 7, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays - Yes, I Did Just Grab Your Used Wrapping Paper


It's my day on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog, and this time I'm focusing on the sentiments and letting the DP do much of the remaining work.


This paper is one I hoarded before I was really into card making, and probably embarrassed myself over. It's from our cousin's wedding shower ... and one of the aunts (who is well-known for her ah-mazing presents that take 1/2 hour to open because there are so many) wrapped a present in this hand-printed paper. I couldn't stand to see this beauty lying on the ground, all torn and crumpled. So I dashed into the middle of the circle of guests and grabbed it all. Each and every piece. It was so darn worth it. You should feel how thick it is, with a chalky coating. Mmmmm ...

Since I slacked on the on the pattern part of the card, I did some extra work on the sentiment. It's made from three different sets and masked to break the words up. Some double stamping in a different color and the arrow, helps break it up a little.

Rad, Only You, Exclamations

Paper on this one is from a Dear Lizzy 6x6 pad, and the roses are just cut out. Layer it with the glitter jacks and some rhinestones and it's an embellishment.

The sentiment is from two different sets, they coordinate so well. Love the different fonts together.

Frankly, Exclamations

Thanks so much for looking!
-Kelly

20 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Kelly, get the wrapping paper from wherever you can find it! LOL Cathy x

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  2. That's called upcycling. lol I love the way you double stamped to give a highlight.

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  3. That is some stunning wrapping paper, Kelly ... love how you did the sentiment! Super colour combo on your second card ... so gentel and soft! Anita :)

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  4. Funny story Kelly! I would have saved that beautiful wrapping paper from being thrown out too. Awesome sentiment! I love the embossed sentiment on the second card too!

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  5. Ok, where to start? First, both cards are gorgeous. Second, I would have totally done the same to save that beautiful paper from it's cruel recycling bin fate. You know super heros don't have a bit of shame because it's so unpractical, right? And finally, I love how you used the glittery asterisks as leaves for the roses!

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  6. These are gorgeous, Kelly! And congrats on your Holiday Home D├ęcor win! Simply amazing!

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  7. great upcycling Kelly and two wonderful cards ...again!!! ;o)
    Enjoy your week-end, I'm so excited it's Renegade Craft Fest Yeah!!!!!

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  8. Beautiful cards! I love the way you added depth to that sentiment. Very cool!

    And thumbs up for the paper rescue. I'd have done the same thing. The paper is gorgeous!

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  9. Oh, I love to rescue wrapping paper, too--but I have never made anything this lovely out of it. Super cards today.

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  10. Gorgeous cards! That wrapping paper is fantastic! You're going to have to send that to your aunt! And I love the second, it's so pretty, perfect patterns and love the embossing.

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  11. Ha! I love how frugal u are...gotta love free pattern paper!

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  12. Yeah, my kids always look at me and ask "should we save the paper?" Fun sentiment treatment.

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  13. Yeah, my kids always look at me and ask "should we save the paper?" Fun sentiment treatment.

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  14. Both cards are gorgeous Kelly! Love how you did the sentiment on the first, and that paper is really fantastic! TFS

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  15. Both awesome! I love the shadow stamping!!!!

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  16. Love them! And love the story about the wrapping paper....having saved a few myself, I totally understand. :) Oh, and I tried out your burlap impression tutorial on a card I made a couple days ago and it worked like a charm...seriously, I owe you...uh, $16+. :) Thanks again for the awesome tip.

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  17. Love both of them Kelly, you are so creative my friend.

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  18. Beautiful cards Kelly! I've been known to save some wrapping paper myself and my mother-in-law has every bow the family has ever purchased. EVERY BOW :)

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  19. Amazingly beautiful cards, Kelly. And I have to admit to doing the same thing with wrapping paper...and ribbons...and even the tissue paper! Love how you've saved a small piece of the earth and increased its beauty all at the same time! Bev

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  20. Hand printed wrapping papers are always a must keep ;) I do too, and your cards look brilliant as always

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly