Thursday, September 15, 2011

Quick and easy Cards with off cuts

Hello everyone... today... its cold and rainy in Cape Town... so I thought I would cheer up those Capetonians with some good news to use up all those bits of card and scrapbook paper you have in your stash.... Yes... you know what I am talking about... those pieces you just cant seem to chuck out.... which eventually gets too much and the day you do a spring just chuck them anyway.... LOL....

These cards really took almost no time at all to make... I did 12 in the space of about  an hour!
for me that's an all new record... ;p)

As you can see the base is all white... with the color coming from the off cut combined with the color ink to match your off cuts... how easy is that... of course... I am a bling girl... so just had to add either stickles or my Hero Arts Prism Glitter... 

I used my Kaleidacolor Autumn multi color in pad for this image.. and added some glossy accents and prism glitter to finish....

The little princess image is from my ltd edition hampton art wood mount stamps.... the Welcome little one is a clear set from Hero Arts... one of my new favourite sets...

Also from my clear Hampton Art ltd Edition sets... unfortunately this set is already sold out... but I am sure you have something similar in your stamp selection which could work too... these ideas are super cool for those smaller stamps which you tend to forget about... or wonder why you bought in the first place 'cause they somehow get lost on a full card

Ok.. which one of us dont remember the good old Volksie.... this is a clear set by Hero Arts... the bike below comes from the same set... great for men's I stamped with my Kaleidacolor blue ink pad... and just matched it up with a turquoise off cut... please note.. the only full sheet of card used for these cards are for the base of the card... I scratched out all my bits and pieces to stamp on and to layer...of course.. there are still loads of bits left even after I made 12 cards...>VBG<

same idea with a motor bike

there are more close ups... but will load them another time... gotta dash....

thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful crafty day!!!



  1. Lovely! Such clean and bright cards. TFS!
    Helen -- Firenze Cards

  2. thanks for stopping by Helen appreciate you taking the time to peek hugz
    shamela ;p)

  3. Maybe that shouls be a myself that is. How many can I make in an hour. This is a great idea Shamela, thanks for sowing the seed. Hope it warms up soon.

  4. Hi Shamela,long time since I have been in touch, been hectic with guests and been out of town.And I am off again I love the cards so true we need to sit together to brainstorm and make those pretti cards that you can so easy complete.Good luck.

  5. Lovely CAS cards Shamela , hope your weather has perked up .x

  6. Michelle Patricia AndersSeptember 22, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    Well done Shamela...just a matter of much are you selling these for? You don't wanna see my scrap

  7. Hi fellow Capetonian and Tim Holtz follower! Nice to see a South African in Blogland. Looks like I need to pay you a visit and get some Hero Arts stamps, they look stunning. What are your shop hours?


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