Using Up Stash and Playing with Carts

I’ve always readily admitted that I have a problem when it comes to patterned paper.  I LOVE pretty paper (it is what got me scrapping in the first place, even if the paper from 10 years ago isn’t exactly what we would consider pretty today).  I also tend to hoard paper!  I have tons and tons of stuff that I just HAD to have, but has never been touched.   Well, today’s blog entry is going to show case some of the projects that I have recently completed that uses some of these  papers… and of course some  major cartridge exploration.

First up is this lovely layout using some very Old Kaiser product (Title reades: You are a Burst of Color to my Heart):

Kaiser Paper, Making Memories stickers, Storybook Cart, Stickles and Primas

I played around with making wordy titles with these two layouts.  I was a bit stumped when completing the “Life Little Moments” layout.  I really wanted to do something with owls from the paper, in order to pop them.  I tried trimming them out and pop dotting them… which totally didn’t work.  After several attempts at cutting various owls from paper and being unsatisfied, I remembered the simple shape of the owl from WILD CARD.  I pulled out some sticky-backed felt and loaded it into my Cricut and popped in the deep-cut blade. I had to cut through the felt six times to get it to work, and then trim the the actual pieces out with an exacto knife.  (I use the finger one.) I then cut some simple ovals using Plantin and pieced together my own custom owls.  I Used Stickles to complete the details.  I think I did I darn good job recreating the AC owl and making my own Custom Felties!  You should try this too!

American Crafts Paper, Wild Card Cart, Graphically Speaking Cart, Flocking and Stickles

Paisley Cart, Lyrical Letters, Three Bugs in A Rug Paper (I think)

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