Saturday, November 10, 2012

Cooking up a set of cards

I've been trying to create some order from the chaos of craft supplies (sadly I spend more time organizing and sorting than actually creating) and came across a set of cardstock stickers & die cuts (from J Ellory Designs) that I bought/got free ages ago. One of the challenges this week at 365 Cards was to create a set of cards and so I was inspired to finally use the stickers/die cuts for just this purpose.
I chose Basic Grey's "Nook & Pantry" patterned papers along with some dark red cardstock for my papers. I really like how the darker red cardstock highlights the reds in the die cut/stickers. Two of the cards use sentiments from the die cut pack and the third has a computer-generated sentiment. I thought it would be nice to have an assortment so they are all somewhat general to be used for a birthday or "just because".

For the designs I chose sketches from 3 different sites:

Crafty Catz - anything goes
Pause Dream Enjoy - food & beverages
Pennys Paper-Crafty - lots of layers
Raise the Bar - birthday
Simply Create Too - use your stash


  1. Lovely cards. I really love the colours and all the detailing is wonderful.Thank for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

  2. Fabulous cards. Love your papers. Thanks for joining The Crazy Challenge.
    Hugs Berit

  3. Like the use of the die cuts & stickers. Thanks for joining Pause Dream Enjoy Food & Beverage challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    PDE DT Group B

  4. Wow these look great! Love the papers :) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

  5. hi what a fab cards...sucha variety thank you for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ..hope to see you again hugs sassyxx

  6. Shelley: Your card set is so pretty--and you used up some of your stickers stash too! Thanks for joining in our "Use Your Stash - Challenge #26" at Simply Create Too.

    Simply Create Too DesignTeam

  7. Great cards - love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at Pennys

    Helen x

    PS I have some blog candy on my blog -

  8. Lovely set of cards, love the layouts and the choice of papers, thanks or joining us at penny's pcc, Klair xx

  9. brilliant card and thanks for joining us this week at CRAFTY CATZ

  10. These are beautiful Shelley! I love the wonderful designs you've created, such pretty takes on the sketches! Thank you so much for joining in on our birthday challenge this week at Raise The Bar!
    ~*Joni RTB DT