Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Mashed Up Card Set


 I love making multiples of cards when I get a good idea.  Because I create for craft sales, I often make four cards that are all the same, but today I created four cards to make a set, which I could use as a gift, or sell as a set, or even separate.  These were so easy to make once I got the idea, it was so easy to put together.  I used the paper from the Print Poetry DSP Stack, so I just had to kind of cut each print in quarters and I was ready for a set.  Well, not actual quarters, but four pieces.  I decided to add a colored backer behind the card, and to mat each piece of paper to add some richness to the cards.  I was just going to use the Lovely Labels to put a greeting on the front, and the Stacks of Wishes to put a greeting inside, but it just needed more, so butterflies were just what it needed to step it up a little.  I wish I would have tied a little twine around the butterflies instead of the pearls, which I think would have made it a little more unisex than the pearls, but I like how it turned out.  I guess I could do another set in another color.  I still have plenty of those cute little prints, and it was fun, so back to the crafting table. 
I got the idea for the card set from Friday Mashup #109 this week which gave me the layout, and the challenge to make a card set with the layout, so I did.  I used the color palette from The Paper Players Challenge #145.  I decided to add the butterflies because Butterflies are so much fun! at SUO Challenge 70The Crafty Boots Challenge was looking for CELEBRATION cards, and Our Creative Corner says "Anything Goes", so let's share the fun with them, too. 
Well, it's a beautiful day, and I am enjoying the lovely breeze coming in the window, and the creativity is blooming, so come on back to see what pops up tomorrow.

Mary Alice


15 comments:

  1. These are beautiful projects, Mary Alice! What a delightful combination of patterns!

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  2. Fabulous set of cards. I love the colours, your papers are great. Thank you for joining in the celebrations at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  3. The Print Poetry stack is perfect for this challenge! Love the added depth with the double layer butterflies. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

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  4. Love this set of cards and great use of the DSP! The added butterflies are the perfect touch- thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges!

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  5. Gorgeous set of cards, Mary Alice - and wonderful for all the challenges. One more to consider (you'll just need to add a 'package container) is at Moxie Fab: http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2013/05/350-cards-gifts-week-card-set-challenge.html I think these would be excellent entries! So glad to have found your site through Paper Players!
    c

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  6. Wonderful choice of DSP and the butterflies were a great touch!

    Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

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  7. That's actually a great idea Mary Alice and one I think I might pinch! I do like yours. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Margie x

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  8. Your selection of papers is fabulous! Great set of cards. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week!

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  9. Great minds think alike, Mary Alice. This DSP was perfect for this challenge. Love the patchwork layout, it really shows the patterns off. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at The Paper Players!

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  10. What a lovely set of cards Mary Alice. Each one looks just a little different to the next one. Great idea to make a batch too.
    Thanks so much for joining us this time at Our Creative Corner. Juliax

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  11. Very cool technique that I've forgotten about! Love the DSP selections and how different they all look! Thanks for playing along with the SUO Butterfly Challenge this time!

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  12. Beautiful set of butterfly cards!

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  13. Very pretty set! Love how they all coordinate but are slightly different! Thanks for playing with SUO Challenges!

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  14. Gorgeous set of cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx

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  15. These are great! I love the colours.

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