Sunday, July 25, 2010

"Old Is New" Card Class (Results)

The card class I taught last Sunday focused on using "old" things in new ways. Though attendance was low, interest was high in this class. (It's hard to work around everyone's summer schedules and vacations.)

The first card used the Silhouette papers and the same card pattern, Upper Level Focus, from Originals. We each accented our neutral palette with a different color (clockwise from top left): New England Ivy, Tulip, Twilight, and Hollyhock. (I won't tell you whose card is whose!)

Our second card (not pictured) showed ways to use up scraps of paper: cut them into squares (in our case 1" squares) to make a mosaic of tiles.

The third card was inspired by a swap card I received at Convention and used up circles cut from the centers of the necklaces I made. What a great way to repurpose what was otherwise trash! (Glad I saved those circles too!) We also used circles punched with our new 1-1/4" circle punch. All papers came from the Cherry-O paper pack.

Masking techniques were the focus of our fourth card, based on the Heriloom Oval sketch, also from Originals. We used the Splendor papers and colors, but I actually like it better without the B&T on the card base. Thanks, Peg, for that twist! Joy suggested the addition of a Sparkle, and Vickie and I agreed it was the perfect touch.

Our final card was a fun challenge. All the ladies were up to the task. I had found precut pieces in some of my stash, so we all had to use those pieces. We could cut them, add to them from the stash, and use all or only part of them. I threw out several stamp sets to use, and here are our creative results:


  1. Very creative indeed. It pays to never throw away scraps! Sorry I missed that class:(

  2. It was a fun one! I bet you can guess which challenge card is mine. :-)


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