More “Trash” Cards

More “Trash” Cards

Happy Friday! I’m so excited to share two more of our Stampin’ Up! demonstrator challenge cards with you. In case you don’t know, our area demonstrators meet each month. We are on lots of different teams; any demonstrator in the area is welcome to come to our meetings. At each meeting, we talk about business tips and Stampin’ Up! news, and we have a challenge each month. The challenge for the December meeting was to use a “household” or trash item on a project. There are so many techniques using dryer sheets (see yesterday’s post), citrus bags, plastic wrap, waxed paper, and more. I was blown away by the crativity of our local demonstrators. Here are two more of the cards. They both use things that most people would consider “trash,” but for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators, “trash” is another word for “something to be creative with!”

This was designed by my wonderful downline Rose. Rose used my favorite Designer Series Paper – the Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). I love this design, because it’s so frosty and wintry.

Rose die-cut the Celebrate You two times – once from Gorgeous Grape Cardstock and once from…a tissue box! The box must have been very shiny and sparkly. I want those tissues! It’s beautiful, and the card is so versatile! It will work for so many winter events – birthdays, mid-semester graduations, weddings, anniversaries, and more.

Christy is a wonderful friend who lives in the area but is a member of a group in the North East. Here’s her entry.

If you look closely, you can see that Christy used plastic wrap with Whisper White Craft Ink to create the background on the Pool Party card base. Of course, Christy is an overachiever, so plastic wrap isn’t the only challenge for her. The red piece with ornaments is from a cup from her favorite take-0ut. It is beautiful with the Real Red sentiment and Pool Party card base, don’t you think?

Check back on Monday for the last two entries using a tag from a pair of socks and HVAC silver duct tape. Oh, my gosh – the creativity! As I said before, I was totally blown away.

Thanks for all the well wishes for my dad. He was doing so well, but I think he had a reaction to the oral antibiotics prescribed after his hospital stay. He was very weak and Mom was having a hard time keeping him upright (in posture, not in integrity!). This is one of the side effects of the drugs he was on. She took him to the Emergency Room (doctor’s orders) and we discovered that his sodium level (after days of a low sodium diet while he was in the hospital last week) was very low. UGH! So now he’s back in the hospital to get his sodium levels back to normal. I don’t remember my dad ever being sick, so being in the hospital so often is not going well with him. I appreciate all the prayers and well wishes from all of you. I know he will be back to his old self soon!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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5 Responses to More “Trash” Cards

  1. Susan Horr says:

    Beautiful cards! Give your Dad a hug for me. I hope he feels better soon!

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  2. jackie says:

    Boy, you called it a trash card challenge and I’m like this these are way too pretty to be called trash! I’m glad that your Mom is keeping such good tabs on your dad. I hope that he gets his strength back quickly

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  3. debsmart says:

    More beautiful cards! What a fun challenge – they’ve hidden the ‘trash’ and brought out the ‘beauty’ part! Sending best wishes for your Dad to feel better soon, Buffy.


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