Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Old Spice -- Rising From the Ashes with the UnstampaBelles

Our theme this month at the UnstampaBelles challenge is: Phoenix (Rising from the Ashes) - as in salvaging a craft 'mistake' perhaps? Getting an education or career after a slow beginning; recovering from an illness ie Breast Cancer; celebrating a divorce? with the optional twist of: Use an Embossing Folder.

You need to follow the twist to be considered as the DT Favorite, but you only have to follow main theme to win our prize. And remember, no stamps!

I went with the idea of salvaging a craft 'mistake' and finally used an inked & embossed card top I made forever ago. I didn't like it at the time (too 'muddy') but I love it now!

Mom just gave me this fun Shaker Creator set from Tonic Studios, and I couldn't wait to use it. I cut the mug from the hand-inked/embossed paper I made, and then layered the the card with embossed metallic papers and the shiny brown paper I also used for the base card. The swirls & spoon are from and Elizabeth Crafts die set; I designed the sentiment for a previous project, but couldn't part with the extras I printed! The shaker is filled with Queen & Co. fruit-shaped sprinkles & Paper Sweeties flower-shaped sequins; I also added a few to the spoon for fun.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: (Wed) No Stamps
Simply Create Too #164: (deadline Sept 25) Make a Shaker Card
Try Stamping On Tuesdays #475
: (deadline Sept 27) Sketch #80 + option: Metallic 

Update: This made the Top 3 for Try Stamping On Tuesdays #475!

Be sure to check out the fabulous projects by my teammates the UnstampaBelles this month!

Thank you for visiting, 


  1. This card is just gorgeous my friend, I am drinking pumpkin spice coffee right now, so I can imagine how good this would taste.


  2. What gorgeous colors and textures, CG - the embossing is so beautiful! Hard to believe this is a "salvage" card, lol. Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

  3. WOW - what a fabulous card cg - and such an awesome gift from your mother.
    Stay safe

  4. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.
    :) Janis, Design Team Member

  5. What a cool card, CG! Love all the autumn colors and the wonderful texture!! Thank you so much for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday to share you card and creative talents!!! -Donna

  6. This is a symphony of textures and paper finishes! Combined with the Fall colors, it makes me want to go out to my favorite coffee shop for a Pumpkin Spice Latte. You would never know this card includes a crafting "fail." This is the perfect illustration of what a friend likes to say, "There are no crafting mistakes, only design opportunities."

  7. Fabulous card, CG! I love the rich texture and autumn colors. Thank you for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge #475.

  8. Such a cool card - love the dimension and texture. Thanks for sharing with us at TSOT :)

  9. What a fun card and I love the texture you achieved. How great that you were able to make a save on your older embossed paper.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too.


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