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November 3, 2010

Christmas Cards with limited supplies

Hello Fellow Crafters,
This is Denine from PumpkinSpice, it is my pleasure and honor to be posted a little snippet on Pam's The Bug Bytes.  As one to the The Gyptians, I have learned so much from my fellow designers.  I would like to give a great big HUG and THANK YOU to all of you.  With all of the information on the Provo Craft products, It is like having a Tips & Tricks Encylopedia at your fingertips.

Ok, so on with my little craft.  I am currently in India so my supplies are very limited.  This is what I brought with me.

No cricut, no ATG, no Cuttlebug, but lots of paper... well 6 double-sided sheets and an accessory sheet. and some solid color cardstock.
So, I thought... well lets see how many cards I can make with this limited supply of paper.  Then time ran out... lol  But I did get 3 done with only 1 1/2 sheets of paper.  I will see if I can get more done before this is posted.

Here is what I was able to complete before the post.

Card #1

Paper -  "I Believe" Poinesetta Glittered Paper - I just love the glitter accents on this paper line.  So easy to work with.
Ribbon - Costco wired ribbon. - Again, I love Costco ribbon.  Sometimes it is too wide for most projects, but you simply can not beat the price.  50 yards for less than $7.... do I need to say anything else. 
Stickles - Diamond
Front Label and Poinesetta elements from "I Believe" Glittered Cardstock Accessories sheet.
and a simple sheet of white cardstock to write you Holiday Wishes.

Card #2

Paper - "I Believe" Poinesetta Glittered Paper - This card is again using the same paper. Just a little differently.
Ribbon - Costco wired ribbon. - Probably would have used a thinner ribbon for the tag if I were home.
I made a little pocket on the front with a scrap piece of the "I Believe" paper.

Card #3

Ribbon - Costco wired ribbon
Embellishment - Generic Glitter Glue for center of flower

Card #4

Paper - "I Believe" Thin Stripes Glittered Paper and Basic White cardstock
Ribbon - Costco wired Ribbon

Card #5

Paper - "I Believe" Dots Glittered Paper
Ribbon - Yep, Costco
Embellishements - Merry Christmas pocket, Button and Tree Border from "I Believe" Glittered Cardstock Accessories Sheet

Card #6

Paper - "I Believe" - Reindeer Glittered Paper , Basic white cardstock
Ribbon - Costco Ribbon

Card #7

Paper - "I Believe" Reindeer Glittered Cardstock again.  Dark Brown cardstock for the card base.
Ribbon -  Guess???  hehehe  Costco, both the red and gold.
Embellishment - Glitter Glue - generic from Fred Meyer

Card #8

This is a card I made for my husband, his birthday is on the 4th.  I tried to grab some more masculine papers when i packed quickly.  This turned out pretty good I think for limited supplies.

Ok, that is all I was able to complete.
Thanks for stopping by.
Big Blog Hugs,


papillon digital design said...

You are in India? Wow! And look at that! even with full supplies I cannot pull off something like this! Amazing!!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

I can't get over that you made all these lovely cards without the aid of your cricut and cuttlebug and your limited supplies! WOWSERS I am impressed! Thanks for sharing your talent with us. What are you doing in India? Visiting? Working? Family?

Victoria's Keepsakes said...

Beautiful Cards. Love your site.

Audrey Frelx said...

Wow, you did an amazing job with limited supplies; they're all beautiful!!!

Linda Kaiser said...

Great ideas as always!! Thanks so much for all your help on the Message Boards. You are truly amazing and so helpful! I did a link to your blog today as I think it is a great resource for everyone!


Karen said...

Those are beautiful cards. So creative with so few supplies! It's a good reminder to us that simpler can be elegant and beautiful.

Cherie said...

This is totally AWESOME! I can't believe all the beautiful cards you made with such limited supplies. Cripes, I have to have matching ribbons, threads, buttons, glitter etc. plus all the tools of the trade! Boy, I'm glad my hubby can't see this! TFS!

S Glup said...

Gorgeous cards...you are amazing...just goes to prove you can actually do more with less...thanks for sharing these great card creations...I feel, at times, that I have TOO MANY supplies and hence the reason I rarely create...as many supplies as I'm blessed with I should be a creating machine...lol...Thanks again for sharing

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