Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Take Heart - Using the Old Stuff

I hate to call it a 'series' because I want to just do it when I feel like it and I don't want pressure, but as the regulars here know, I'm making an effort this year to get out the old stuff and use it.  

For this card I pulled out well aged package of ephemera from Pink Paislee, this was from the Portfolio collection, and just started playing around.

I started started by layering a bunch of pieces together to create the stitched piece, I wanted a little bit of a medallion and I liked the look of it on the tag.  The layers were machine stitched together and then I popped up the halves of the heart for some extra dimension.

Then I thought, why not use tags instead of patterned papers to kind of frame the tag?  So I played around with placement a bit, and came up with this combination.

I thought about placing the tags directly on my card base, but decided that some patterned paper might soften it a bit and goodness knows it's not like I don't have any patterned paper (this one came from an old Studio Calico card kit pad).  

It's also been ages since I actually used my washi for anything other than holding down a die in the Big Shot, but I wanted something to define the corners of the patterned paper as well as add a little more of a graphic punch to the card.  

Finally, I pulled out my Gardenia Blooms Journaling Card stamp set for the sentiment which was stamped on one of the banners from my Scalloped die set and popped up with foam tape.

Some Lawn Fawn Lawn Trimmings finished this off.

This was such a fun card to put together and it really came together quickly.  I'm loving diving back into the stash and seeing what happens!


  1. Beautiful! I need to do the same...I have so many paper collections to use.
    Thanks for the pretty inspiration!

  2. LOOOOOOOOOOVE this! LOVE that you are using up your "old" stuff! This is a fabulous card! <3

  3. gorgeous, Miriam, great colour combination!

  4. Very nice Miriam. Always nice to use up older things!

  5. You are amazing....what a wonderful card and fabulous idea!

  6. Beautiful layering! I love the balance that you achieved with the mix patterns! What a great idea to use the older stash! Can't wait to see more!