Monday, August 26, 2013

A Couple of Cards…Unplugged

Good morning crafty friends,
I hope your weekend was a wonderful one. Summer is beginning to wind down and for many, kids are back in school and fall schedules have commenced. It can be a difficult time to squeeze some crafty time out of these busy, busy schedules. Today I am sharing a couple of cards I created for this month’s IFTL recipients. My schedule has been going at a break-neck speed lately like many of you and finding time to craft has been tough at best. Well, last week I was in the middle of doing some designing and file creation on my beloved Pazzles when all of a sudden the electricity went out. Because I work on a laptop, what I was doing was fine, but everything else went out. I was at a point where I was going to test cut some files on my PI and so that TOTALLY changed my plan. I walked away thinking surely the power would come back on in a few minutes….well, it didn’t. So after a half hour of “waiting”, I decided I better switch gears and do something else. So, I decided to see what I could come up with not using any “electricity” to create my project. I used to do these types of projects more often, and used to call them….unplugged. I also used to have a page of these projects that I called…punches and pretties…mostly because that is what I used..punches and die cuts along with some “pretty”embellies. Well I pulled out some of my punches, stamps, etc. and this is what I came up with.

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I used the gorgeous DCWV Linen Closet Stack as the basis for these cards. They are very simple Easel cards and the “inside” is left blank per the IFTL directives.

Here's a closer look at one of the cards closed.


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Here is a view of one of the cards. I used a simple paper doily along with some Robin’s Nest Dew Drops for the outer layer to the scalloped punched circle. The Sentiment is from the CTMH Stamp Set:   and I used the Whisper Ink which matched the DCWV Linen Stack paper beautifully.

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Here is a closer look at the dew drops and the simple paper doily.

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This shot is trying to show you how pretty the paper is with a glitter-glazed finish…love it. The stems were from a Fiskars punch and the flowers were some EK Success Daisy punches.

Here is what I used to create these "unplugged" cards.

dcwv linen closet
dcwv linen closet cardstock
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EK 3” Scalloped Circle Punch
D1510-4 my friend
CTMH For My Friend Stamp Set
mini corner punch
EK Photo Corner Punch
beaches
fiskars branching out punch
Fiskars Branching Out Punch
white opal pearl
medium daisy punch
EK Medium Daisy Punch
mini daisy punch
EK Mini Daisy Punch
Additional Items
Misc. Ribbon
Pearl Gem
Paper Doily

I really did enjoy creating without any electricity. While I can’t imagine my life without my beloved Pazzles Inspiration, I am now on a mission to dig out all my old punches and dies and do some more “unplugged” projects too!

Thank you so much for sharing your crafty time with me!
melin-sigj

3 comments:

A Country Twinkle said...

Beautiful cards!

Sandra H said...

So pretty they are x

Jen said...

Beautiful cards, my friend!