Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Have a Splendid Day!

I've been slowly using the paste paper I made way back in college over the past few months. This plum paper turned into 8 of these cards. Paste paper is meant to be used for the covers of handmade books, but since I've never made any books, I thought it would be great for cards. I love the variegated colors and kind of want to make more paste paper. Perhaps when I use up the dozen or so sheets I have, I will invest in the supplies to make more.

This card also uses a rose stamp from Inkadinkado, a sentiment from American Crafts, gems from Jo-Ann's dollar bin, and a corner punch. The corner punch helps this card qualify for OWH's midweek throwdown (though a corner punch is arguably the least interesting punch I could have chosen). It's also based on an OWH Sketch, did you notice? It's number 31!

Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: none thus far, but my box is filling up nicely!
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695

9 comments:

  1. Haha I love this card--too funny about the corner rounder :)

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  2. Kathryn,Great card! I really like your DP. It is funny about the corner rounder.TFS

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  3. Kathryn, This card is very nice. I love that image. A punch is a punch and I think the corner rounder is a great punch. Rounded corners changes the whole look of something. Nice job.

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  4. It didn't specify which kind of punch so you met the rules. Very pretty paper.

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  5. This is my first look at paste paper and I like what I see! It seems to be perfect for card-making. I am also impressed by the number of cards you made for OWH in 2011.
    Way to Go!

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  6. I bet the texture of your handmade paper is awesome - there is nothing like it. Love the sketch you chose, I did recognize it because I just used it for the first time right before I sent my last box of cards about a week ago! Your rendition is simply beautiful. Love the colors and the stamps and the rhinestones. I also love the corners rounded on the crosspieces. A corner punch may not be high glam, but it looks fabulous on your card! Thanks for playing our Midweek Throwdown Challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps!
    ~Lee Mae
    Operation Write Home
    MWT Assistant

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  7. I love the colors on your card! They're so pretty and perfect together.

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  8. Your handmade paper is beautiful. You chose great colors!!

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  9. Ohhh gorgeous Kathryn! Wow :) Thanks for playing in our challenge at Operation Write Home!

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