Sunday, 28 December 2014

Using old stash

I have made two simple thank you cards using a 3 Birds kit that I bought from Crafter's Companion a very long time ago and have never used.

The kit is called 'Card Making by number' and contains everything you need to make 40 cards, two each of 20 different designs.

I think the papers are showing their age a bit but I am determined to use of some of  my old stash.

This card has been made following the instructions in the kit:

I added some additional orange card stock and changed the orientation on this one:

I am going to be using a lot more of my old stash in the coming weeks, I really do need to make some room in my craft room.

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:

Kraftyhands December Challenge - No Squares Allowed
Crafty Sentiment Designs Challenge - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Moments Challenge 58 - Anything Goes/Non Traditional Christmas Colours

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment, your company is much appreciated.



Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great idea, think we could all do with using old stash. My paper oddments pile us going down nicely. Love the bright colours

Melodie said...

Wow, your cards look very nice.

crafty-stamper said...

Great thank you cards -and that is my New Years resolution to use my stash of papers before buying any more
Carol x

Radhika said...

Great idea..cute cards.. :)

Donna Hanley said...

These are terrific cards, Pauline. They are bright, interesting and have a fun look to them. My type of cards. Enjoy your day.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Hi Pauline! Thank you for the wonderful Christmas wishes you left me while I was away. I had such a great holiday, I hope you did too! You made so many wonderful cards while I gone, I love the card yo made for your hubby and these thank you cards are brilliant! It's great to be back, see you again soon. big new year hugs :)

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Pauline,
einfach toll deine Karten,
ganz liebe grüße von Ulrike

Sue said...

My craft room needs a good tidy up LOL I spend ages on it and it looks no better after a few crafty sessions..your cards are so pretty Pauline and a great idea to get rid of stash..huggles Sue xxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Fun cards, Pauline, and great way to use up the old stash!

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, I am always blown away when I come here, gorgeous work as always!! huggles Pops x x x

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful and colourful cards Pauline
Gr Karin

Gertrude said...

Hallo Pauline, die beiden sehn wunderschön aus
glg Gertrude

Pia S said...

I don't think the papers show their age, unless you're talking about getting them back in the seventies... I think they've got a great retro 70s feel to them.

Ira Huberts said...

Hope your Christmas was a good one Pauline, for you and your family! It's nice to have some time off, no work, loved having the extra days off ;-) What a fabulous idea to use up your stash, they look very festive with the dots! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

joy said...

What a great idea - I could probably make at least 100 cards with the papers I have on hand! These two cards are very nice and would be enjoyed by any recipient. Making cards for gifts or to send "just because" is something I want to do more of in the new year.

Karen Letchworth said...

SO sweet, Pauline. I am delighted to have you share your talents with us again and I hope you will continue to play along each week. I always enjoy your cards, and love having you join us.
God bless you,
Word Art Wednesday

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh these are so pretty, I hope you will also submit this to the Loves Rubberstamps challenge, there are a lot of prizes to win this time.

Beth Brovold said...

Hi Pauline!! Hope that you enjoyed some quality time with your family and friends!!! You have been a busy lady...I love what you have done with this kit...wonderful cards!! Wishing you a very Happy Healthy New Year!!
Take care,

Carol S. said...

Thanks for the inspiration and I am going to join you, in using old stash! I have so many boxes of papers, it's not funny. These cards are perfect for exactly that. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Margaret said...

Wonderful way to use up old papers Pauline. I am guilty of having so much old stash but must always be buying more. I already have another long shopping list written up. Making cards keeps me sane.
Must say I am looking forward to being a DT member.
Margaret M

Wendy Batchen said...

Great card Pauline, thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

downrightcrafty said...

what a wonderful creation and I am in the buy no new bits thought too, feel that I need to use up all those papers that I have before I buy any more new ones, have a great New Year
hugs Kate xx

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Fabulous paper combination for these delightful cards .Thanks for sharing on Kraftyhands Challenge Blog

Teresa Kline said...

hi Pauline! these are darlin card, luv your use of ribbon! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! May your 2015 be filled with lots of glimmer and happiness!

sparkle & shine *~*

Darcy Schroeder said...

Both cards are very pretty! Loving those scraps!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Through the Craft Room Door!

Sue said...

The New Year clean out reaps many pleasures. Both cards are fun with the dots and using your scraps.


coldwaters2 said...

These are both fabulous Pauline lovely colours I think I must do the same and start using old stuff that I have been hoarding, lol.
lorraine x

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Super cute and super stunning all at the same time Pauline. Lovely indeed. Thanks for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination.

Lynn, ID DT

nwilliams6 said...

Looks like a fun kit! Hugz