30 for Her 30th

“30 Cards for her 30th Birthday” he said. I received an order from a friend for his girlfriend Jill. I never thought that making that many cards in a two week period would have been possible! It was such a great challenge. I had a list of things she likes and enjoys then went for it.  I honestly think I  do my best work when I am given specific requests, especially thematic ones.

I used a mix of collections, embellishments, stamp sets and trim for the cards. I hope you enjoy!

beach sparkle beach sparkle2 beach beach2 beach3 beach4 beach5 circle circle2 clip clip2 hearts hearts2 hearts3 hearts4 lime lime2 photo 1 photo 3_4 photo 3_5 photo 3_6 photo 4 photo 4_4 photo 4_5 photo 4_6 photo 5_4 photo 5_5 washi washi2 whimsy whimsy2 whimsy3 whimsy4 whimsy5 whimsy6 whimsy7 whimsy8

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Ever wonder how to reuse those… embellishment packages that have self adhesive and a topper? I always thought “what a waste” to throw these away… I remember seeing a blogger reuse Prima packaging because theirs is so whimsical and decorative. Then, it dawned on me that even our basic craft-store brand packaging is able to be re-purposed. Check it out!

Sorry for the blur here but you get the idea. Basic. Simple. Packaging...

Sorry for the blur here but you get the idea. Basic. Simple. Packaging…

Turn package header inside out, stamp away and voila! I added some other stamps that I colored then punch with my 1/2" circle.

Turn package header inside out, stamp away and voila! I added some other stamps that I colored then punch with my 1/2″ circle.

I used this packaging for a simple gift. So easy.

I used this packaging for a simple gift. So easy.

Stamp an image, color with copics or sparkle gel pens, whatever you have... Punch out with cirle punch, distress edges a little and adhere with some foam tape.

Stamp an image, color with Copics or sparkle gel pens, whatever you have… Punch out with circle punch, distress edges a little and adhere with some foam tape.

Finished product = a card embellished with a cutout image of a castle and a little gifty attached to outside with a glue dot. I'll be mailing this to my 9th grade pen-pal Tay tomorrow, I know she'll just love it!

Finished product = a card embellished with a cutout image of a castle and a little gifty attached to outside with a glue dot. I’ll be mailing this to my 9th grade pen-pal Tay tomorrow, I know she’ll just love it!