Wednesday, January 7, 2009

What the heck are card parts?

Good morning! I have to share one of my fantastic shortcuts to on the go cards. Yesterday while chatting with Heather for hours, I was struggling to use my many card parts. What are those you ask? Well when I prepare for a crop, class or show I cut tons of pieces out and have them ready to go for make and takes. So I usually have ten of this, and twenty of that left over. This is the year I want to use them. I am excited about spending money on lots of super stamps and saving some on paper. I guess maybe that sale is what its all about or maybe just a new way of thinking for 2009.

Anyway, I was working on birthday cards for the year. I get to send out a lot of cards to friends so I want to be ready! I love our brown textured BAZZILL CARDSTOCK, and I had a lot of pieces cut, and already embossed with the cuttlebug folders. They were screaming to be used:) ha ha I took those and just rubbed my CLOUD WHITE VERSAMAGIC pad over the images and wow did that pop. I made a few cards for this week and will put some more together later tonight after the kiddies are in bed.

BACK to card parts. So, I was playing with that cute set CELEBRATION TIME and our punch that fits perfectly and didnt like the way the brown was working on the white cardstock, so I dragged out the WHITE GLOSSY CARDSTOCK. What a difference. Funny thing is Heather and I were just chatting about how we use that mainly for tech classes and it sits on the shelf otherwise. Hey Heather!!! I used it yesterday:) So I did sit with a few scraps and cranked out a ton more images with the paper and punch with that stamp and those are the card parts ready to go when I need them. I keep stuff like that in little clear boxes like the ones our free GIFT WITH PURCHASE stamps come in. I cant wait to show you what I am thinking of using those brown and white ones with.

So what do you think about my little set up for photos of my cards? leave me a comment about whether its easier to see the details of the cards etc or it doesnt make a big difference. I would love to know!
Well I am running this afternoon to two schools, the chiropractor ( who I just cant live without) and a few more places. I have Ebay mailings to send. Hope you like the cards.

1 comment:

Seleise said...

cute!!! great idea on the card parts!

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