Friday, June 29, 2012

Didn't Make the Cut

In the process of trying to design my Convention swap cards, there were some cards that didn't quite make it. Either I wasn't happy with the way they turned out, or they were too time-consuming to try to mass produce 50 of them. This is one of them.The Pleasant Poppies background stamp is gorgeous, but I couldn't help hearing the Wicked Witch of the West's voice in my head saying, "POPpies. Poppies will put them to sleep."

I liked this card, but decided to go in a whole different direction with the swap cards. Plus, the thought of coloring 50 images and cutting 150 banners made my eyes cross!  So, this will be a good Thank You card for my cousin, with whom I am staying for two nights before heading to Salt Lake City for the BIG SHOW.
Free Smiley Courtesy of

No need to call FEMA, or the Red Cross for that matter.  This disaster of a stamp room is of my own doing, and I'm going to have to be the one to undo it. Thank you for your concern, though! However, if I don't come out after a couple of days, send in a search party, will ya?  Or at least send in some chocolate and coffee. :-)

Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Itty Bitty Banners
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, Blender Pens, Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Great card! I love the colors, but right- 150 banners?

  2. Your craft room looks like mine but if the card I'm looking at is the result of chaos- then let CHAOS reign! (the card is lovely!)

  3. Beautiful card Cindy! It would have been perfect for my Over-the-Top swap. :) I think there is still a space left in the second group. :) Hint, hint. :)

  4. I love Poppies :-)

  5. How beautiful! I can see why the card is way too over the top for a swap card, but it sure wouldn't mind receiving one...I always take a small stack of over the top cards to swap for other over the top cards. Just sayin'...

  6. Hello! My name is Kelly and I just joined your blog! I love the poppies! I can't wait to use them myself! All of your cards are beautiful!

  7. Gorgeous card!!! And I can understand not wanting to color 50 panels and cut 150 banners. I usually figure that out about half way through doing it! ;)

  8. Your desk looks neat compared to mine. LOL. I love the card and enjoy all the amazing creations on your blog. Have fun at convention. I'm missing it this year for the first time. :( Couldn't justify the plane ticket. But I plan to go to leadership for sure.


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