Saturday, October 17, 2009

More confessions of a paper addict

So... I've mentioned before that I have a slight affinity for pretty papers. I've also mentioned that I tend to hang on to paper scraps from all my various projects. This acquiring of new while keeping the old can tend to get a bit overwhelming... but I enjoy the challenge of pulling from my scraps to make my cards. You would think that would be enough to keep me busy but oh no, I have a sickness I tell ya! Not only do I keep my regular paper scraps, I also tend to keep pretty packaging as well. Case in point, my card for today. The sentiment, brown strip and paper are all off the packaging sheet that came on the front of the My Mind's Eye paper kit I bought recently. It made for a really quick card considering I didn't have to cut all those different strips of paper... it just looks like I did. :)
Considering how pleased I am with the way this card came out, I shall remain unrepentant for my paper stashing tendencies. ;)
Oh! And for all those who requested sneak peeks of my fairy stamps, no worries. I promise they are coming... along with some candy! Just be sure to check back here on Monday for all of the fun to begin! :)
Supply list:
cardstock- DCWV, Bazzill and GP
paper- My Mind's Eye (Colorful Christmas packaging)
stamp- Sugar Nellie Gorjuss Girl (Foxy)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox dark peony chalk ink
Doodlebug alpha rub-ons
Martha Stewart border punch
Heidi Swapp ghost snowflakes
misc pearls
Copic markers-
skin- E00, E11, R20
hair- E51, E53, E55, E57
clothes- E55, E57, E59, B0000, B000, B01, YG00, YG01, YG03, YG23, V05, RV09, RV19, V09, YR04, E08, YR18
fox- YR04, E08, E09, YR18, E40, E41


gobeagirl said...

Oh Amy your card is just adorable! I love the paper. I keep most of my stuff also, you just never know!! This really looks like you spent alot of your time putting it together..Wonderfully fun! Have a great Saturday, I am off to work until 1..I can not wait for your stamps.Congrats!! I am sure that they our just awesome...Lisa G

Claireabelle said...

Amy this is just fab-U-lous girlie!!!! You are more than forgiven for living in a fire hazard lol

Victoria said...

brilliant, I always use up te cover pages - shame to waste them.

Gorjuss girl looks fab here. Can't wait to see the fairies


RiNNE said...

AHA!!!! You finally admitted about the fairy stamps! I knew it!! :) Hehe he!!!

Maybe the title of your blog should be a million sheets of paper? LOL! Just kidding! I'm the same way. And it doesn't sound as poetic.

I think you have good reason for hanging on to those packaging bits...the card and its abundant colors and patterns are gorgeous! And the clear snowflakes are just subtle enough not to take away from the background.

Can't wait, Amy!!!!

Unknown said...

So cute card! I love the paper :)

Kelly Booth said...

So Cute Amy...Love this!! You would have had a hay day here yesterday!! I had piles and piles of paper all over my floor and got sick of looking at it...and instead of going through it!! I tossed it!!!! I know there was good stuff in those piles...but it was easier just to toss!!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Adorable - love the way you used your paper scraps!!!

kris said...

Go Amy!!! very creative to use up the cover.... i just usually hang on to it... and then ask myself why?! LOL... it's a beautiful card and i don't think anyone would have known if you didn't tell us... TFS sweetie! hugs, Kris

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

This is gorgeous! I love the snowflakes and how you coloured her hat.

donna mikasa said...

Very smart to use the packaging as well as your scraps! Actually, you could use waxed paper and still make a gorgeous card!!

Looking forward to fairy peeks on Monday!!

♥Rach♥ said...

Super cute and you're right, it looks like you glued all those pieces together. What a creative use for the piece we all usually throw away!

Claire said...

This is fab!! I have those papers but not yet been brave enough to use them as they are completely different to what I would normally use for xmas cards! Also love the no Christmas Gorjuss Girl being used too!! Fab Fab Fab!

WickedPixie said...

This is fantastic! I keep all of the bits and pieces, too, but then I don't ever think of anything this fabulous to do with them!! :-)Traci

Alice said...

that's what I thought when I first saw this card! i save those packagings, too! =) fabulous card!

Angela said...

Amy this is so cute.. I keep my packing also, but I haven't used it yet. I think it's just way to pretty to throw away. And figured I could alway use it for something. This card turned out so cute, I love your idea..

Victoria said...

Amazing card Amy. I love the girly feel and bright colours you've used! And GG's are just some of my favourite satmps, I've used this image for a christmas card too! Love the idea of using the outer packaging, it looks fabulous!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

KmoRakefet said...


My first time here and I love your card. I also have this illness of scraps. look here

Have a nice weekend

Angie said...

this is truly a gorgeous card! Wow, I love how you used your scraps! I love your projects and you never fail to amaze me!

Tonje said...

See... I knew it was a good idea to save all paper scraps and packaging... it WILL come in handy one day! Beautiful card!

Crafty Jenn said...

Yippee! I love this card! I have the same bad habit. I'm always looking at packaging materials and flyers to see if it's something I can craft with. ;)

Tammi said...

Of course this is gorjuss! :) I've saved some of my packaging too, this looks amazing!

Kristina Lewis said...

Love this! Your copic skills are amazing!