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Monday, January 4, 2010

using my new alpha stamps

stamps set

I was given this lovely set of alpha stamps and collection of stamps for Christmas.  One of the things I have used them for is to make some cards to send to Cindy to pass on to good causes. I used bits from my bag of scraps of coloured card to go with the stamped phrases.

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stripe card

One of may favourite ways to use scraps of card is to make a striped strip.  Collect several pieces of card that share the same colour or tone – it works best with a mix of plain and pattern.  Trim them to the same width and cut any wide pieces into several strips. 

Then take a piece of backing card, cover it in glue and stick on the strips in any order.  This technique never fails to produce a pleasing strip of colour.

 

 

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6 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the "rainbow" cards especially.
Rinda

Nellie Mae said...

I love 'scrap' cards, they are the most fun to make!

humel said...

Sorry I've neglected your blog lately, but I've just had fun catching up :-) Your response to Rinda's challenge was fab, and I love these cards too! I'm a big fan of alphas, and of using up scraps :-)

All the best for 2010 xx

Cindy Jones said...

Helena,
Oh, these cards are fabulous for CARDS FOR A CAUSE! I can't wait to see them!
Cindy

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Those cards are really cute!

Liberty :) said...

You are a winner! Come and get it!