I know I type in many posts how I used scraps to create the card. Truth is, I kinda thought I would have used up most of my scraps in a year. The reality of course is that, as time goes, once in awhile I find I must cut into a brand new piece of cardstock or patterned paper. Then? You guessed it--more scraps. :-)
Today is a mix of scraps and new. And I pulled out a stamp set I hadn't used in awhile. I have no idea if it is "retired" or not, but it does not matter to me. I figure the clear stamps I purchase are of good quality and so they definitely should last for many, many years............long after they have been replaced in a current catalog. In fact, before I purchase a stamp set, I typically weigh how often or how many different ways I might be able to use that stamp set. Maybe there are others out there who do that to? (Or maybe it is just the habit of a girl on a budget. :-)
Anyway........here is the card I made today. I used a scrap of patterned paper given to me by a friend. (Thanks, friend. You know who you are! :-) And I used White Cardstock and CTMH Key Lime Cardstock, too.
Have you ever started a card and ended up totally changing they way you originally set out to make it? Well, this was originally going to be a girl's birthday card. But then I set my eyes on CTMH's "A Sip" stamp set and thought, "Why not?"
The scrap of ribbon (which was the very last little bit of it that I had been hoarding) was from a trip a couple years ago to Hobby Lobby. CTMH Gypsy and Grey Wool inks were also used on this card. And MS Glitter Glue highlighted the "steam" which I originally triple-generation stamped--so looking at the real card in your hand closely would reveal a hint of the Gypsy color in the steam.
CTMH bling finished up the card. The last two bits of that size were placed on the ribbon. See. I really am using up what I have. So why is it sometimes sad to say goodbye to the last bit of a product? Hmmmm. Maybe you feel this way sometimes, too? Especially when you cannot buy it anymore.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look!