Saturday, 22 March 2014

Get your party on & manage your scraps



Stamps: Headline Alphabet (PTI)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine)
Dies: Balloons (PS); Headline Alpha (PTI)
Other: Diamond Stickles (Ranger); Anita's 3D Gloss
Pheww.  This has required some patience!  The PARTY is 5 layers thick & after cutting I had to adhere them all very carefully.  Then applied gloss.  Waited for gloss to dry.  When dry, realised had applied gloss too thick & it was as wrinkly as... a wrinkly thing.  Applied Diamond Stickles to hide the wrinkles (wish that worked on me!).  Waited for stickles to dry.  Not quite long enough.  Smudged stickles, had to re-apply.  When stickles dry, put on more gloss.  Back in the airing cupboard.  Finally finish the card & take a picture, you can barely see the glitter, & the gloss is invisible.  But it looks great IRL, pinkie promise!
 
It is almost a reverse of the Muse card - bold black letters with a splash of colour.
 
Linking to:
The Card Concept: Challenge #6 - Create a Birthday Card
Less is More: Week 164 ~ Use 3 of Something
Papertrey Ink: March 2014 Blog Hop Challenge (not until 25th)
Muse Card Club: Muse Challenge #59
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Glitter It

No new sheets of cardstock were harmed during the production of the above card.  All the die-cuts were cut from scrap.  Tiny pieces that should perhaps have gone in the bin.  But they were saved thanks to my new scrap management system:
 

 
 A swing file box that sits neatly on my desk, made from a few old boxes, paper & bamboo skewers.  I have another one the same for all my neutral scraps.  They work a treat - my desk has never been tidier.

42 comments:

  1. Love your card! BUt I'm most impressed by your organization tips! That box and folders look awesome! TFS Maybe sometime you can show us how you made them!

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  2. This is great Jenny! Those PARTY letters remind me of those candles you get! Vicky x

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  3. Fabulous card Jenny - so bright and cheerful
    Margaret x

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  4. Such a bright, fun card, love it! Really great idea for card storage too, might have to copy that idea, thanks. Jackie xx

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  5. Awesome take on this week's Muse - love the colourful letters and the offset panel! Thanks for joining us at Muse and the Card Concept!

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  6. This gets my vote at Muse! Awesome card, and well worth all your hard work!! Absolutely love this. Bev

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  7. I love your fun card and those letters look amazing! xx

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  8. Super card and well done for organising those scraps!
    Thanks so much for joining us at LIM
    Anne
    LIM Guest commenter

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  9. Such a great card Jenny, I can see it took a long time to make too. Love the vibrant use of colour and the letters really stand out, worth all your effort! Liking your waste management system too,mine consists of three 'containers' crammed with 'stuff' lol :) Viv xx

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  10. I think you have done a magnificent job with this card and the layering of the letters is impressive. Wow, it looks great and was worth the hassle. I think the glitter is perfect too and it shows up. Great birthday card.

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  11. Such a bright and cheerful card...

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  12. Oh wow! What a bright and fun card! Those balloons are terrific! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept! :)

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  13. Love this colorful card with the offset layer! Also like your scrap paper system! Yes, you can die cut or punch from even the smallest scraps! That's why I have a hard time throwing any out!

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  14. Love your sparkly letters and bright balloons - such a fun card! Thanks for your visit to my blog, Jenny!

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  15. I love this card! Great all around design! Fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  16. This is really adorable!! Love the colorful and glittery letters!! :)

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  17. Love your card - the problems you had are all the reasons why I haven't used gloss or sticklers!!! You scrap storage idea is nothing short of brilliant.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and the kind comments.
    Elaine
    Now off to find a box for my scraps!!!

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  18. What a fun card! I love the bright colors and textured background, and when I saw the glitter ooh la la! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

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  19. Oh, wow, what a lot of work, but totally worth it, as your card is fabulous!

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  20. That's a lot of layering on your sparkly letters - but they look great! Love your design with the balloons off the edge!

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  21. What a fabulous birthday card! I love the sparkly letters.

    Ha! Your "wrinkles" comment made me LOL!

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  22. Terrific card - love the balloons floating away!

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  23. I just LOVE your glossy, glittery letters! Sorry you had so much trouble with them, but they look AMAZING!

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  24. Love the bright colors and the way your balloons seem to be floating off the side of the card, GREAT idea!

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  25. love the bold design on your card and organisation - my desk is rarely tidy!

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  26. Such a cute card. Sounds like it was quite the task, but well worth it. Love it.

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  27. Wonderful bright card Jenny. The more layers the better, in my humble opinion. and lovely organization too. That's even bright and cheery!

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  28. Love the bright colors and your paper storage, love a tidy desk!!

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  29. Beautiful card. I should use my headline alphabet stamp more. Your scrap organization is fabulous-Irma

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  30. So fun! Love those sparkly letters paired with the bright balloons!

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  31. great card, love the look of your card

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  32. Your card is terrific. Love your filing system for scraps, too.

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  33. Wonderful festive card!! Well worth the time it took you!

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  34. Adorable...the stacked diecuts were worth the effort--the end result is beautiful!

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  35. No one would know to look at this that it caused any problems at all! What a creative way to solve the problems, and you ended up with a fabulous card!

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  36. Very clean and oh so cute. Love the sparkly letters.

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  37. I love your card and it was worth all of the patient effort that you had to go through! And your organization is a great idea too!

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  38. I must apologise for my lack of comments over the past few weeks whilst I was on holiday in Australia, but hopefully things should be back to normal now!
    This is absolutely fabulous... love the twinkle!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  39. This is a very happy card! Your efforts were well worth it with the stacking and the stickling - just wonderful! Hugs D

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  40. This card screams party! Love those fun and funky colours! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

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