I belong to an International Card Group. The Members are from all parts of the world. It’s really fun to chat and swap with them. Their styles are so different. This month, we did a Vintage Card Swap. I had one partner to send to and will receive from a different partner. This is the card I sent out.
It doesn’t have any stamping on it – which I think is funny but, honestly, it didn’t need it!
All of the elements are from my “stash” of Tim Holtz goodies.
The card base is Early Espresso Cardstock cut 8-1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″. The next layer is a piece of background paper from TH Idea-Ology Collage “Paper Stash“. No work…it’s already collaged! Ya Gotta Love It! That was trimmed to 4″ x 5-1/4”.
The elements on the page are from TH’s Cardstock Ephemera Layers Botanicals.
Before the clock was attached, I ran a lace ribbon up the side of the DSP and secured it behind with Mini Glue Dots. All of the elements were attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The card front was attached to the card base using Tear & Tape Adhesive. I finished off the inside of the card with a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″ and attached one of the ephemera flowers.
While pulling out all of the ephemera packs from my stash, I realized I had a lot of really awesome pieces but I rarely take them out because they tend to go all over the place. Being in the organization mode lately, I knew I could find something that worked better than the cello bags that were already torn open! And I did!
For each of the ephemera packs, I took an empty large Full Wide Wood Stamp Case and slipped the descriptive packaging into the cover sleeve and then just put all of the pieces inside! For the smaller items, I used a small Half Wide Wood Stamp Case. For the thinner packets, I just used empty Clear Mount Stamp Cases. I was pretty happy with the way they came out. And….Even Better…the stamp cases fit in the deeper drawers of the Ikea Alex Drawers. What! I’m out of control here! haha – Stay tuned for more organizing tips! Yup…that’s me…the mad organizer! 😉