Jun 042009

Really?  Is it possible to have too much paper?  I’m beginning to think, “YES!”  And so I am on a quest with my paper.  I’m not going to throw any of it out.. oh heavens no!!  I plan instead to USE it!  And so here are a couple of cards using some SU! designer papers.


Both cards have the same basic layout and enabled me to use four different patterns between the two.

A sweet young friend of mine is having her fourth baby this month.  She currently has three darling (and they really are just the cutest!) boys.  She has found out that this one is a girl!  Her DMIL threw a baby shower for her yesterday.  This is the card I made for her.


Of course I had to add some sparkle to the buggy with a Stardust Glitter Pen.
One of those newish big grommets from SU! was added to the bow.

The second card uses one of my new stamps from Lost Coast Designs.


I loved this Degas-look image called “Two Ballerinas”.  Having been a ballerina (in a past and much skinnier life) I couldn’t resist it.

I thought it would be fun to stamp, cutout and pop up a second tutu for the front dancer.  Oh yes and of course some glitter was needed! hehe

Quests can be so much fun, especially if they involve paper.  Besides it is getting increasingly difficult to justify buying more when I don’t use what I already have!

Happy Crafting!


Tickled Pink Card

Stamps: SU! ‘Buggies & Booties’ and ‘Many Happy Returns’

Papers: SU! Very Vanilla, Bravo Burgundy and ‘Parisian Summer’ DSP

Inks: SU! Bravo Burgundy; Copic Markers C1,RV000, RV34; Stardust Glitter Pen; Memento ‘Tuxedo Black’

Accessories: SU! Basic Jumbo Grommet and Bravo Burgundy Satin Ribbon

Two Ballerinas Card

Stamps: Lost Coast Designs ‘Two Ballerinas’; SU! ‘On Your Birthday’

Papers: SU! Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron and ‘Bella Birds’ DSP

Inks: SU! Not Quite Navy and Chocolate Chip; Stardust Glitter Pen

Accessories: SU! So Saffron GG Ribbon; Kaiser Flatback Pearls; Silk Flowers

21 Responses to “Too Much Paper!”

  1. These vintage cards are just LOVELY! The baby coach really caught my eye with that buttery ribbon and brad and then the ballerina card just floored me! I used to take ballet lessons as a child so I’m partial to anything in that area. Both are so beautiful! I too have resolved to actually USE some of these beautiful papers I’ve been hoarding…….and I’ve used all but one sheet of my beloved Soft Sky already. (sniff sniff) Hopefully the release of the new SU! catty won’t catapult me back into hoarding again LOL

  2. Both cards look lovely and the papers are really pretty. Both stamps are quite unique and framed beautifully with your layout. I am inspired to pull out some of the papers which rarely see daylight!

  3. Hi beautiful work ,your baby car looks like mine a lot ,i love your blog as always beautiful….laura.

  4. These cards are just gorgeous! That ribbon you used on the first one is so beautiful and the silver “thingy” really adds so much elegance. Gorgeous work! Best, Curt

  5. Keep using up that paper…I need the encouragement to do the same. I like what you’ve done so far!

  6. Bravo! I hope these beautiful cards inspire me to use some of my excessive inventory of designer papers. Linda

  7. Your cards are beautiful. I love those stamps.

  8. These are fabulous, ekegant creations. Your papers look great, and I love how you cut out the images. Gorgeous embellishmens, too!

  9. Those papers worked great together. Nice cards.

  10. So, so pretty!!! I LOVE that baby card! The bow is fabulous and the paper is perfect! Then I LOVE the blue one too! 😀 that’s awesome that you were a ballerina!

  11. Had to LOL at the title of your post…I’m with ya girl! I have so much paper….and yet I always see MORE that I want, hee! Beautiful…BEAUTIFUL…cards!! I love how you cut out that tutu.

  12. Gorgeous cards. I especially like your baby card because it’s not your typical pink or blue. Really beautiful. Pat

  13. Susan, these are beautiful. Love that ballerina card. I never new you had been one yourself. I bet you were just as great at being a ballerina as you are a paper crafter.

  14. The papers you used are so beautiful! And cards are simply amazing! Love the gorgeous bow on the baby card! And pretty flower embellishment on the second! I always keep each scrap of my DP!

  15. Gorgeous cards, Susan!! I absolutely love the vintage look to them both!! And that tutu is brilliant!

    I am so there with you on buying paper and then not using it up, hoarder that I am, LOL!! I decided not to stock up on the SU DP before the new In Colors are gone because I still PLENTY and will want to buy more with the NEW colors, right?

  16. Susan these are terrific. I love the ballerina card. The tutu is perfect cut out that way. The ribbon and bow are beautiful on the first one. I too hoard my paper. I have been using mine up since January..New Years Resolution but I have a long way to go… Great job… TFS

  17. Gorgeous cards, Susan!! Great job using up some of your papers too!! You are an inspiration!!

  18. tutu-rific cards! I love them both!

  19. You are a girl after my own heart…I love paper, have way too much, can’t get rid of it, soooo I guess I need to take your lead and use it up!!! Thanks for the inspiration with these gorgoeus cards….I love the papers you used and what beautiful images!!!! You do such AWESOME work, Susan!!!

  20. Susan, Love the ballerinas especially and the vintage look of these cards. Nice work! You can never have too much paper!

  21. Oh Wow … these are awesome Susan!!!
    And to answer your question … NO YOU CAN’T HAVE TOO MUCH PAPER! Well, at least I think I can’t!! This is a great idea and what lovely creations you have come up with! I really must follow your lead and do the same!! Where do you start?? Use up scraps first or just dive right into that luscious new pack I just purchased! Thanks for inspiration!!!

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