May 07, 2015

My Ladies Cards ...

Hi Everybody,

The ladies in my card class are always willing to try something different

On this particular week I asked them if they had papers in their own collections at home that they did not like and wouldn't use.

Both said yes they had and so I asked them to choose in class a background paper that they would not normally have chosen.

Then the object was to disguise this gaudy paper and make it into one that they would be quite happy with using parchment.  These are the cards that they came up with and we embossed the parchment before adding it with brads to the card base.

Once it was decorated with flowers, ribbons and pearls  both ladies agreed that they liked the look and would be happy to now go home and make use of the paper that they had rather than leave it sat there or throwing it away.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

36 comments:

  1. Good idea to get to use the papers we don't, like and we all have them pushed to the back of the box
    They both look great,
    Cheers from cold Melbourne
    Kaye

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  2. Good morning Christina and Ladies, beautiful cards love them.
    Thank you for the "tip" using Parchment. I really must try to keep it in mind for those too bright papers.
    Have a great day
    Patricia x

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  3. hi Christina, what a lovely idea. We all have paper we donb;t use for the very same reason
    thanks so much for the idea
    hugs Lyn xxx

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  4. Good morning Christina, Amazing what a piece of parchment paper can do !The cards turned out really nice.Jane B.

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  5. Well done to your Ladies Christina, Two beautiful cards made from what they may eventually have thrown away , i intend to get some parchment when i next visit a craft shop as i have quite a bit of gaudy papers .

    Elaine H X

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  6. i think that is very pretty paper. the ladies made beautiful cards with it. i have some bright colored paper with large bold flowers on it and one day i will throw it away. then i think no ,one day i will know how to use this paper so i keep hoping. it is bright blue with yellow flowers. will i ever use it??????

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  7. Your ladies cards are very pretty.
    Parchment certainly changes the look
    Cheers
    Janice W

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  8. What a GREAT idea!.... your ladies cards turned out very pretty... I'll have to give this a try.... TFS! :)

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  9. Hi Christina love the cards your ladies made, especially the bows!! I am hopeless at tying bows and was wondering if it would be at all possible for you to do a tutorial on tying bows as mine always end up looking like pigs tails. Thanks xx

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  10. Morning Christina,
    Two lovely cards, bet they were pleased with them.
    Lydia
    X

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  11. Two stunning cards, just shows what a little imagination can do! Pat x

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  12. Hi Christina, what a wonderful way to use unwanted papers, thanks for the tip. The ladies cards turned out great. Janelle x

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  13. Both cards are really pretty and I love the idea of making our less desirable paper actually work. I know i have lots of paper that I no longer like or paper that came with paper packs that i never liked but overlooked because I loved the rest of the pack. I will look at this paper with new eyes. Thank you Christina and wonderful cards Brenda and Mary!

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  14. Hi Christina
    Lovely cards your ladies have made. I like the idea of disguising papers you wouldn't use with embossed parchment. Thanks for the tip.

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  15. Hi Christina, these cards are really lovely, I would never have guessed that the ladies didn't particularly like the background papers. I need to try this out. X Ros

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  16. Those are really pretty cards. How clever you are to tech us making use of paper that we dn't like. Thank you so much for the idea :)

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  17. Such pretty cards, Brenda and Mary. What a difference a piece of parchment can make!

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  18. Good Morning Christina :) Brilliant! Brenda and Mary have created two very, very pretty cards using this technique. I will most definitely have to try this, as well. Thank you so much for sharing. Enjoy a beautiful day. Big Hugs.

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  19. Hi Christina
    Both cards are lovely and using parchment just adds that extra something I find.
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

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  20. Two stunning creations Christina and love the use if parchment...both cards beautifully embellished as well

    Anne

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  21. I was on a swap once... to get paper and embellishments you wouldn't put on a card yourself....it was fun and the cards when put together turned out pretty nice...
    Your card ladies did a great job using the paper they didn't like....
    Great lesson Christina...

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  22. What a brilliant idea Christina, rather than leave the paper laying in a drawer somewhere, this is a great way to use it up, thank you so much for this....luv Ursula xx

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  23. Two lovely cards - I have parchment but have very rarely used it - will certainly have another try.Well done Brenda and Mary - you have a first class teacher! xx

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  24. Parchment paper is a magical tool that we so often forget to use!!! I will have to remember this next time I am making cards! I think these are both lovely cards! TFS!

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  25. What lovely cards Brenda and Mary made. We made a card at Craft a Club recently and put parchment over it and it does alter the look of the card. Like both go them very much.

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  26. Such a good idea to use those less liked papers. thank you. Diana

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  27. Hi Christina,
    Your ladies are just getting better and better! I love the idea of using parchment to diffuse the gaudy paper. I think I'm going to have to get a supply in as I've got papers in my stash that I won't use LOL. x

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  28. Hello. Christina
    Mary & Brenda's cards are really nice. Good idea of yours to disguise the gaudy paper with parchment.I'll have to give that tip a go. Thanks.
    Regards
    Joan from Newcastle

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  29. Love these 2 cards. What a wonderful way to use up the papers you would like to know why you are keeping them. Dianne

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  30. Lovely, lovely cards. Your "students" just get better and better. I love the verse on Mary's card..great for sending to a friend going through a rough patch. Both cards are equally beautiful, though.

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  31. Oh Thank you for that bit of information. Might work with me ;-) I have paper that has been staring me in the face and I can't think of how to use it. LOL I will try this!
    XO Nana

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  32. The cards are lovely. What a great idea. I must try that.

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  33. Hi Christina both cards are really pretty well done Ladies.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

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  34. That is another good idea from you - your ladies are really good - wish I was closer - don't you want to visit South Africa and treat us??

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  35. Beautiful cards, but the one with the flowers for Wild Orchid really got my attention - hat pin and all. It is spectacular. You are very talented. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work.

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  36. Another lovely card Christina, well worth a try.

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