Thursday, April 24, 2014

Practical Scrappers Blog Hop

Welcome to our April Practical Scrappers "Scrapping Our Stash" blog hop! 

I hope you arrived here from :
Majken Pullin:
Cheryl Wegener Freet   you are here now
Laura Cox:      
is your next stop.  If you didn't start at  you may want to go back to the beginning... or not. You can just go forward from here and at the end, bounce back up to Practical Scrappers
Our challenge this month was simple... use only your stash and it may not have been introduced at the latest "CHA"  (Craft and Hobby Association) convention.  Oh yeah, I have a huge stash and I chose to go waaayyyy back and use some papers I love.  I've been into black and white lately, so here are 3 cards using the same papers but with different looks.

A modern fun card yet still simple with circles, flowers and the greeting.

This card design is close to my heart as my first crafting love is quilting.  That being said, quilts take a long time to complete and cards are MUCH faster and fulfill a need for creative expression quickly. I love hexagons as well and that I am able to use them in both paper crafts and quilting.  A shape very popular in the past and making a resurgence in modern paper crafting, especially with these fun papers.

My final card was inspired by my favorite cardmaker, Christine Meyer and one she has posted on pintrest.
Different backgrounds, different shapes, fun simple cards!

All my cards used the following elements:
Paper:  Recollections,  American Craft
Flowers: Colorbok   the circles and hexagons were self cut from the same Colorbok line.

The base paper (black and white circles) for the first card was by Luxe
Happy Birthday scrip - Creative Imaginations
Happy Birthday cut - Cricut Lyrical Letters
All other letters, buttons, brads, twine were from the stash and had lost their identity long ago ;-)

Enjoy your hop...see you next month. Here's where you go next 
Laura Cox:      


  1. Love how you achieved several different looks with the same patterned paper, awesome cards!

  2. great batch of cards!!! love the variety!!!

  3. Great cards made with this stash of papers. My fave is the one with hexagons.

  4. Cards are such a challenge for me! I love graphic! The hexagon one also reminds me of quilting...but I don't have the patience so papercrafting it is!

  5. What fun cards! I love black and white with a splash of color! These cards make me happy!

  6. i am new to crafting and would love to win