Last night, after I'd made my cards for this week's Jingle Belle's challenge (a fabby sketch!), I went back into the Captain's Quarters to see what else I could do. I usually start in my Heaplet or the UFO pile, and I spied a pretty piece of 12x12 paper in the "yet to put away" pile.
Doing the math, one can get 6 card fronts from 1 piece of 12x12 paper. I've long since given up on mass-production of the exact same thing - booooring. But with a nod to Lauren who did a great post on "modular mass production", I've decided I can make variations on a theme and keep from going stark-raving mad with the repetition.
Here is the first one to give you an idea:
I was very proud of this card for many reasons: (1) It uses pink. And not just any pink - Pixie Pink, which is GAH PINK! But it was the closest match to this really pretty paper from Kaisercrafts; (2) I broke open a set of Labels 4 Nestie-friendly Waltzingmouse stamps and introduced one to ink; (3) I used a sentiment from my PTI Daily Design Sentiments set; And (4) I snuck in some ribbon! :)
I also learned something about the Nestie-friendly stamps: they fit inside the dies, of course, but they leave a big enough border that it is very easy for someone to stamp multiple images and get them too close together to actually die cut them all. (ask me how I know)
Since I needed to save myself and stamp some more images to die cut, I went ahead an opened another set of Waltzingmouse Nestie-friendly stamps (Labels 1 this time), one of which I used here:
You can see each card is a little different because this paper is so fun. I placed the die cuts differently on each card to show off as much of the paper as I could. Here are the other 4 cards:
I like! Maybe because of all that green. Yeah, that's probably it.
In other news, I put my Captain's bed together today. Lookie:
The best part about this bed are the following features:
There are 6 drawers on each side - you can see 3 of them there on the right. The top 3 are covered by the quilt, but they may not be once I get a full-size mattress on there. Right now it's just a twin air mattress. Also, see that door at the foot of the bed? It opens to a huge space between the drawer units and runs the whole length of the bed. I live for storage. I have no idea why I've waited so long to get one of these beds.
Next up: I need to go through all my overflow and see what can go into the drawers. Then I'll get crafty some more. I have a stack of sketch challenges I've been saving and a Heaplet that needs to die.
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