Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Collection of County Cards!

Yesterday was such a fun day for me. Despite getting called in to work twice, I still found enough time to really produce some cards. I was busy all weekend reorganizing my space because my stamp collection has grown so much that I need two bookshelves to store them in. It required a bit of shuffling to get everything into their proper places and keep my room looking pretty still.

So, part of my reorganization was to sort through all my scraps of paper and decide on a system of organization. I have decided that I will sort them by color and keep them in an accordian style holder. That way, when I need a scrap I can go to my stash first instead of cutting into a brand new sheet of paper. I have one folder for patterned paper, and one for card stock.

Well anyway, while going through my scraps I found the leftover paper that Tiffani and I had used to make the Recipe Card samples for the Wishblading Well! I hit the jackpot! The paper comes from Crate Paper and the set is called the Cowgirl Collection. It came with many double sided DP and even some punch out embellies and letters to use.

Here is the collection that I created using that stash. Mind you there were quite a few leftovers to choose from so in total, I made 8 cards yesterday (7 different ones).

Here are some close up shots!

This card is based on BSC67 a Bella Sketch Challenge posted on SCS last week!

The Fine Print: DP: Crate Paper Cowgirl Collection; Stamp: SU's Brighter Days, SU Thanks Sentiment; Ink:
SU Close to Cocoa and Copics markers; Flowers: Prima; Dew Drops: Stamping Bellas; Sakura Gelly Roll pen.

The Fine Print: DP: Crate Paper Cowgirl Collection; Stamp: SU's Bee from Friends are like Flowers, and Sentiment SU's Birthday Greetings; Ink: SU Close to Cocoa; Flowers: Prima ?; Brads: Bazzill; Sakura Gelly Roll pen.

This is another card based on BSC67. I actually a Bella stamp for this one! ;-)

The Fine Print: DP: Crate Paper; Stamps: Stamping Bellas Chick, Sentiment from Inky Antics; Flower: ?; Brads: Basic Gray; Sakura Gelly Roll pen.

Four of them I made to coordinate as a set. I have always contemplated selling some handmade card on Etsy.com, but I am not sure that it would really be worth it. I take forever to make my cards, so if I got $3-$4 per card, it really wouldn't compensate me much for my time! Tiffani had the idea that I should give out card gift sets to my family and friends for special occasions and birthdays. I think that is a great idea!

I call this set the Cowgirl Country set!

Here are close up shots of each of the cards from that set!
The Fine Print: Each of these uses the Crate Paper CowGirl Collection, Close to Cocoa SU ink, Flowers by Prima (?), Sakura Gelly Roll pens and various SU stamps for the sentiments and the butterfly from The Flight of the Butterfly set by SU, Red Embroidery floss. Additonal items used are listed below the individual cards.

This card is based on Julie's Bonus Sketch from 2 sketches 4 You posted 2/16/09.
In addition to the materials listed above, this card also uses SEI buttons.

This card sketch also comes from 2 Sketches for You, it is made by Kazan's Sketch 20 for Monday's challenge.

Do any of you ever sell any hand made items on Etsy or Ebay? I would love to hear about your experiences in doing that. So if you have any information to share, please share it in the comments!

Thanks so much for looking! Have a great day...and may your bucket be overflowing with creativity!


~dawne said...

What a wonderful set of cards. I love the color combo & the butterfly stamp.

Kazan Clark said...

Wow these are all gorgeous. I love the themes and the sets. Thanks so much for playing along with both our sketches this week
:) Kazan

cheryln said...

you have been busy! wonderful, wonderful work! love all of these!

Julie Campbell said...

Wow! All of your cards are gorgeous! I LOVE the colors in that paper! Mmmm! Thanks for playing along with the sketch! :)

Savitri said...

Wow, look at all these goodness!!!! LOVE them!!

Ewonne said...

Great take on the sketches!! Very pretty cards ♥

Allison said...

These are all gorgeous! I love the colours!

Chris Durnan said...

Love those cards!!