Wednesday, August 18, 2010

WOYWW from the field






So I'm on vacation with my family visiting my Texas family and my mother indulges my fanatic love of paper crafting by letting me keep a couple of boxes of supplies under a bed here. I drag them out when we're inside taking a break from the oppressive heat. I've set up a makeshift workspace on her dining room table. I couldn't wait to make some very simple cards using an idea I found on one of my fav blogs. So here is Frugal tip #26: make 4 small cards with one sheet of cardstock by cutting 4 equal squares and folding each in half). Cut rectangles from a sheet of collage patterned paper (so that all your cards are slightly different from each other), mat and embellish to your heart's desire. These cards conveniently fit in letter sized business envelopes. Perfect! (For those of you curious about the book cover, I bought it at a discount store to use to cut words and/or sentences out of it for my cards. When I flipped through it at the store, I saw the word "contessa" and I was sold! For this batch of cards though, I used a sheet of patterned paper that had some book excerpt on it. I liked the size of the print in this case.)
Enjoy...

Cindy

15 comments:

Helen said...

Beautiful cards!! Crafters can take over spaces wherever they go, can't we!!

Julia Dunnit said...

Great idea with the book - I see you have an Adrienne Looman text too - are you about to spring a big work of art on us from the doodle genre? Hope you're enjoying your trip home!

Spyder said...

oh, I was here yesterday, honest!! That's about the 10000th blog I've forgotten to press the button!! Love your craft space and all those lovely papers and thank you for following... (I said that yesterday too!) Trouble with me sometime I 'dream' I do something, when I haven't!! Have a great woyww!
(((Lyn))

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Wow...beautiful creations and gorgeous papers. Have a fab time with your family.

xx

Yolanda said...

Love these and I have that same paper stack.

Yolanda said...

You just gave me an idea for the dress paper...

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Wow, love your work area and "stuff". I would love to jump in your studio!

Doone said...

love your desk - the title ' a step by step guide to the perfect doodle' - it sounds so calm and relaxed and refined - it had me giggling - I doodle like a madwoman on speed !!!!

Claireliz said...

very busy desk there, thanks for the nosey
C
xx

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

Great desk, love your projects! Have a lovely time with your family.

Julie

Twiglet said...

Great cards - I love anything with birds on it!

Serendipity Stamping said...

Some great cards there. Never thought of using a book for words, see learn something from everyone. Looked some of your earlier blogs and am impressed. I have a cyrstal bowl very similar to yours and just love it.

Bluefairy4U said...

Just love your cards and your use of words are fantastic. Sorry to be late but I am determined to visit everyone on the ever growing list. Lovely desk as well.Big Hugs JO.xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can totally relate to oppressive heat, since I'm in Kansas, not too far from Texas. I really love those bird images. Did you draw them, are they die cut, or do I ask too many questions (grin).

Sorry I'm late visiting, but my computer contracted a virus on Wednesday. It's still not fixed, but I had to make sure I wasn't infecting anyone before I resumed my visits. Happy belated WOYWW.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Thank you for taking so much trouble to answer my question about the birds. It was sweet of you to put in the added effort, even though it got lost in cyber space. I've had so many computer problems of late, it is amazing your message even got through to me.