So, as I may have previously mentioned, I STILL have grab bag goodies sitting around, crying out to me! I took my next set, which was from a simply sent card kit that I couldn't ID from my own small catalog collection, and combined it with the new "Pursuit of Happiness" stamp set. I'll be honest - I saw that Desmond Tutu quote, and knew that I needed those stamps! The Emerson quote just sealed the deal!
For something else new, I also decided to flip through my Cardmaker's Sketchbook for some card ideas. All these cards are a take on a sketch I found on page 26. What a neat way to dream up ideas! The grab bag set I chose to use included Sahara Sand card bases, with accent CS pieces in Always Artichoke, more Sahara Sand, and the now retired Bordering Blue. Something about that color selection steered me to the Elegant Soiree DSP pack, and the rest is as you see! The individual cards are in my gallery for up close viewing!
Pursuit of Happiness stamp set, Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke and Bordering Blue CS, Elegant Soiree DSP, Always Artichoke seam binding ribbon, Neutral buttons, Five Petal Scallop Trim Border punches.
Here's Part 2 of the Simply Sent Three Thoughts Grab Bag items I had to play with - I miss Purely Pomegranate so much! Almost as much as Kiwi Kiss! The adhesive elements were so perfect, I again CAS'ed straight from the Spring Summer 2008 catalog for these... Fun, fun, fun!
Purely Pomegranate Inks and CS, Afterthoughts stamp set
The next Grab Bag set comes from the card stock and self-adhesive diecuts from the Simply Sent Three Thoughts set. CAS-ed these straight from the Spring-Summer 2008 catalog, only I used sentiments from the hostess set Afterthoughts. It worked out well: five sentiments, five cards! I decorated the envelopes with self-adhesive pieces left over. It was interesting giving everything dimension without the On Board pieces the kit originally came with!
Mellow Moss CS, Purely Pomegranate Ink, Afterthoughts stamp set.
Here's the other half of the Simply Sent Sending Happy Thoughts Grab Bag - this one in the Old Olive cs! Another cute and quick card set, also CAS'ed from the same Spring-Summer 2008 catalog, though I stamped mixed sentiments on the insides. Slowly making a dent in my goodies!
Sweet Summer and Swirls & Curls Verses, stamp sets, adhesive rhinestone accents, Riding Hood Red striped grosgrain ribbon.
Yet another grab-bag card set! I'll make two sets with this one - the grab-bag item was the cards, envelopes and various cardstock pieces included with the Simply Sent Sending Happy Thoughts card set. There were some mini brads in there, too. I think this Simply Sent kit has been around for a while, but I CAS'ed this card from the Spring-Summer 2008 catalog. Mixed in some old and new stamp sets, and revived my Riding Hood Red striped grosgrain, and here we are! Mission accomplished!
Fabulous Flowers, Swirls & Curls Verses stamp sets, Riding Hood Red striped grosgrain
Here's yet another installation of the Great Grab Bag adventures! This card set evolved from the inclusion of a single sheet of adhesive card elements from the Handmade Holiday Simply Sent Card Set. I CAS-ed a couple of the examples from the Fall-Winter 2008 Catalog, and combined additional sentiments and images from a few other of my favorite Christmas sets. Building up quite the collection of card sets to give away now!
Handmade Holiday Card Adhesive Elements, Mellow Moss, Ruby Red and Kraft inks and card stocks, Welcome Christmas and Four the Holidays stamp sets.
Here's the latest installment of my Grab Bag creations - this one evolved from a single sheet of adhesive die-cuts, that were originally part of the Flower Power Simply Sent Card Elements. Such fun colors! I CAS-ed a couple from the sample cards shown in the Fall-Winter 2008 catalog, and then expanded from there to make a 5-card set. It's so funny to go through these bits and pieces from the grab bags, and realize how much I already have that will coordinate with these elements! I really am enjoying this process!
Here's my next grab bag creation - this one evolved from a single sheet of the DSP included in the Simply Sent Rock Star card kit, which I used as an accent on these 5 cards, and dressed up with some ribbon, punched stars and some adhesive rhinestones. You can see that I again did an assortment of sentiments, I keep thinking that I'm trying to make a nice emergency set of cards for someone's glove box! Still not making much of a dent in my grab bag largesse - still a long way to go!
So here are the first two card set samples from my Grab Bag adventures. These cards evolved from the ribbons seen on these cards, the rest of the materials I had on hand to match. Not very much processed out of my grab bag riches, I'm sorry to say, but I was pleased with the results I was able to case from the 2009-10 Idea Book! I was able to make two sets of 5 cards each, with a mix of sentiments: thank you, happy birthday, thinking of you and hello. Fun, fun, fun!
So, did anyone else try out the Grab Bag offer from SU! this round? I had never seen it before, and in the interest of scientific study, decided that I should get one of each of the sizes to see what was what! As you can see from the picture, I have just finished a very pleasant and reminiscent afternoon indeed, trying to identify all my goodies! It turns out that my grab bags contained TONS of orphaned elements from retired Simply Sent, Simply Scrappin' and various other odd-ball card sets and decorative packs that SU! has offered over the last 4 or 5 years or so, from what I can tell. I had to go all the way back to my very first catalog ever (not that long ago, I only caught the bug with the Fall-Winter 2007 issue!) to identify some of my components. I have ribbons, buttons, twine and stickers, too, to contend with. What a delight to explore some of the cards and colors that first caught my eye! Ahhh, Sage Shadow, I hardly knew ye. And Really Rust, I'm so sorry to finally lay my last three sheets of you to such a glorious rest! What a great inspiration for my appreciation gifts for all my volunteers this year! Card sets for everyone!
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