Friday, June 16, 2017



This card was a 'for fun' card - not made for any particular reason...

I was in the studio and I had a few spare minutes, so I took a gray card base and glued the strips of trimmed paper to it - shh, I left the centre of the base empty (all in the name of thrift, of course)!!

I stamped the centre panel with a NBUS Sweet 'N' Sassy stamp, and discovered that the ink pad that I was using 'collapsed' - it was a sponge pad as I was using pigment ink, but it just went flat - most annoying as it was nice and juicy still .

After die cutting the sentiment panel (M/B Stitched Rectangle) and sponging it, I mounted it on foam,

added some bling, 

and another strip of offcut on the inside and called it done!

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(I used a Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Die)

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  1. What a great idea, so colourful. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts. Helen DT

  2. No reason is a good reason to make a lovely card like this Maxine.
    BTW you won one of my candy but I have your address, will be posting them all of on Monday.
    Have a blessed

  3. cleverly done Maxine. Great way to use up those scrappy bits. Great sentiment as well.

  4. Very clever use off scraps,and beautiful sentiment...thank you for joining us at DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE this week,hope to see you again
    Željka DTx

  5. Maxine, that saying is so true... and your card is a gorgeous way to use up a bunch of little scraps. GREAT design!!!

  6. What a pretty background for that lovely quote Maxine, great way of using up the offcuts of pretty papers we never throw away.

    B x

  7. Lovely card. Great way to use up scraps. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "Use Your Imagination" challenge.

  8. What a great way to use up those scraps Maxine! Looks awesome! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Use Your Imagination’ challenge and please come back again soon!
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  9. A nice idea Maxine. Had to smile at the 'thrifty' comment. Do you honestly need those strips you saved? It is the kind of thing I do all the time but then another day I moan that I have too many off cuts.
    Have you ever tried Bargello with strips of card like that? Very effective and another way of using strips.
    Blessings (thinking of you in prayer) Neet xx

  10. Wonderful technique to use up scraps Maxine! A fab creation! Happy weekend!

  11. How creative to use the strips for the background and so thrifty and eye catching x

  12. What a lovely saying and so true. It gives us all hope in these troubled times. Blessings. Kate x

  13. Lovely sentiment, Maxine. Sometimes it's nice to create "for no reason"! :)

  14. Fabulous card, I love seeing a sentiment as the focus for a card and the coloured stripes provide a beautiful frame. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

  15. I love this sentiment and did not know it was a stamp - so perfect on your card Maxine - love those layers of patterned paper my friend!! Always something lovely from you! {{{hugs}}}

  16. Lovely card Maxine - and there is nothing wrong with a bit of thrift! So pleased you had the time and inclination to create just for the fun of it. x Anne

  17. I love how you created the background. And the verse you used is lovely!
    Hugs, Fran

  18. Love this idea as a way to use up all sorts of strips of paper (leaving the middle blank of course--sometimes when using an especially nice patterned paper I chop out its middle for further use later. Great card and great card idea.

  19. Fun card and awesome sentiment. I like the paper strips. I am glad you shared over at Inspiration Destination.
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  20. A wonderful sediment, Maxine, and a lovely way to showcase it and still have it be the star of the card!! Hugs, Darnell

  21. This is a beautiful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES with an optional twist of BUTTERFLIES challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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  22. A fun way to make a background! And a beautiful one! Have a fun week!

  23. Interesting background, I am also looking for a way to use my leftover paper stripes. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More! Martina DT

  24. Lovely card and super sentiment. I like the background and the way you have used strips of paper.

    Lots of love,


  25. Great card! Thank you for blessing us with your entry to the WORD ART WEDNESDAY challenge. Please join us to a new challenge starting 6/21/17. Leaving you the encouragement found in Psalms 16:8 (NIV) which says: "I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken."

    JO ANN

  26. What a wonderful sentiment- going to have to look this one up! Love your background strips and love your thrifty tip too! Another beautiful card!

  27. Beautiful background and sentiment, Maxine. I love the stripes, what a great idea for creating a background.

  28. Beautiful make!!! Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges. Monica.-Dt

  29. Beautiful card!
    Thank you for Joining us at Digistamps4Joy.

  30. that paper stripes is adorable Maxine
    great idea
    and nice sentiment too


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