Years ago, my mom made a purchase at the local dollar store and at the cash register, she was given a big honkin' chipboard kit with her purchase, that included six alphabet or shapes chipboard boxes from K & Co plus matching die-cut flowers and tags from the same company. In my early scrapbooking years, I had purchased one or two of those alphabet chipboard boxes and they were expensive! I couldn't believe that a minimal purchase at the dollar store got her a kit worth over $60 for free! Better yet - she got a second kit with another purchase later so I couldn't believe it when she handed me everything. Upon using some alphabet letters, I found that some of them had been printed and cut out off-center so I figured this might be why those were given as gifts rather than sold. If I had spend $10 on a box myself, I would have expected the letters to be printed properly, but for free? I was ok with them being a little imperfect. That being said, most of the box content was actually ok.
So upon my latest rearranging of my supply closet, I found those kits and started looking at the non-alphabet pieces. I found some great masculine images that immediately inspired something, so based off of the Paper Craft Crew Sketch #197, I made this first card. In a matter of minutes. Once I found some papers that could go well with the chipboard, everything fell into place quickly. The sentiment comes from Stampin' Up!'s Wild About Flowers stamp set (still available in the annual catalogue) and it reads, "You will be missed."
Since I had put aside a lot of the pieces I thought were cute, I was inspired to make a second card, this time for a little boy using the little fireboy image. This card was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketch #240 and Simon Says Stamps' challenge (Father's Day or for a boy).
Stamps: Fleurs de l'âge (Wild About Flowers), Petits Plus (Little Additions), Timeless Textures
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy
Patterned Papers: Original (Authentique), Switchboard (Pink Paislee)
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, VersaMark, Soft Suede
Accessories: Rose Gold Embossing Powder, Chipboard Pieces (K & Company), Stampin' Dimensionals,
5-16" Brads, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Medium Envelopes (Crumb Cake, White)