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Scrappy Note Cards

Hello!  I was going to post these cards on Thursday but I lost track of time this week.  It has been a bit of a crazy week.  I lost my job of 15 years on Tuesday and I have been busy doing paper work and tying up loose ends.   Although I definitely am not happy that I was laid off, I think this might be the kick in the rear that I need to re-examine my goals and give something new a try.   Maybe I’ll even be able to find something in the crafting world.


Anyhow, this is another set of notecards that I made for the fundraiser at my daughter’s school.    I wanted to use up some designer paper scraps that I have been saving.  I like this collection too much to throw out the last few pieces that I had left.  I think I will be turning to this design again in the future to use up some scraps.


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I don’t want to post pictures of each individual card since they are basically the same.  Instead, here is a look at the set of 6 note cards.


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Happy Friday!   Have a wonderful week end!   Thank you for stopping by.



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  • Stamps:  Communique Curves Sentiments from Papertrey Ink
  • Inks:  Memento Rich Cocoa
  • Papers:  Papertrey white CS, My Mind’s Eye Quite Contrary Jack & Jill
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Scor-buddy, Stampin’Up 1-1/4” circle punch, Martha Stewart butterfly punch
  • Embellishments: May Arts Jute twine, misc. buttons



Carla S. said…
Beautiful notecards, Cheryl! Love the design! Sorry about your job, but wishing you the best for whatever comes next!
Haven_mom4 said…
what a wonderful way to use up scraps. thanks for sharing with use at Use it Tuesday
Love these - such a pretty way to use up your scraps.
So sorry to hear you have lost your job - good luck for whatever you decide to do next.
Thanks for joining us for our last challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges xx
Anita said…
Gorgeous cards Cheryl and I love that you've managed to use up your scraps. I'm so sorry to hear about your job. Sending you warm hugs and keeping my fingers crossed that you find something new that you really love!
Desire Fourie said…
Cheryl this is so beautifully designed. Loving your creative style. Lots of eye candy here. Wishing you a fab Friday.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}
Renee said…
Cheryl, what a great way to use up scraps...I have this same paper & love it I know what to do with the little bits floating around in my scrap box! So sorry to hear about your job. Perhaps this happened for a reason...the perfect "crafty" job may be just around the corner! Wishing you luck in finding something you love.
Hugs, Renee
jimlynn said…
So sorry about the job Cheryl! I'm sure something will turn up though.
These are so cute....CAS and wonderful! Love the stitching on them too!
Sue - bearhouse said…
WOW!! I LOVE this design. Such fabulous colours and the stitching looks wonderful.

So sorry to hear about your job, I hope things all work out for you.

Annette said…
great set of note cards...I love the design and your stitching is awesome...cute little butterfly..
Marianne said…
What an excellent and fun way to use up your scraps. Sorry to hear about losing your job. I know what it's like. I've been made redundant twice, but I wouldn't be where I was now (living in Greece) if I hadn't been forced to start my own business, first working as a tech writer and then becoming a full-time translator. Being a translator means I can work from anywhere.
I'm sure there will be new opportunities knocking on your door soon. So stay calm and keep crafting. ;-)
Sara I. said…
So sorry to hear about your job loss but praying that since God closed one door, he'll open a window!! I've been away for awhile recovering from back surgery and have definitely missed you and your creations! These are fantastic Cheryl - love the papers and the design is so fun and chic! Cool little set I'm sure anyone would love to have :)
Beckie said…
May the Lord bless you, may He keep you and may His countance shine upon you.

Love, love, love this card.

Be blessed, Beckie
Stampin' Up Independent Demonstrator
Save~10% shop w/me
Pat said…
Lovely cards, beautiful colours. Thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week, good luck.

Pat xx
Rene said…
These are so pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week. Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck!
Rene ;D
Sandra H said…
Totally gorgeous note cards Cheryl so beautiful they are x
Another great set of cards and fab way to use up scraps!

These will definitely sell!!!
Keti said…
Hello there. I'm really sorry to hear about your job. Hope you are doing ok. Like you say, it's not fun but it gives you opportunity to find a new path in your life.

Your cards are beautiful as always. You did such a good work using scraps.

Hope you find much joy in crafting. Have a lovely day.
Kimberly said…
These turned out so fabulous! Love the bursts of color with the circles, and the simple sentiments to have everything on hand when needed. :)
Anonymous said…
Oh now these I LOVE I will have to CASE this Idea if that's OK with you! I did hearts in a similar way, but LOVE the circles way cool! xx
Chris said…
This is a great layout indeed and you made it over the top by all that stitching! It's perfect...when I try and sew, the lines are crooked and never end right. sigh. Good luck finding the "next" job or thing - I wish you great success!
Karen B. said…
So sorry to hear of your job, I'm fearing for my own. Your card is lovely, and so clever! Good luck in your job hunt!
Vic Lau said…
These cards are so beautiful and what a clever way to use up scrap paper! Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday!
Cheryl said…
oh wow this is stunning hun gosh that design is just amazing and the stitching is brilliant hugs Cherylxxx
Ciska said…
Sorry to hear about you losing your job Cheryl, that really is tough! But you are right, as one door closes another might open where you least expect it. Love you notelet set, really good idea to use of those little pesky scraps at the bottom of the scrappy shoebox. I might try something like this too, I have plenty of scraplets to do it :)
Doreen said…
These are just gorgeous.Thanks for sharing with us at Whimsy
Tracy said…
Oh I'm so sorry Cheryl! Hopefully God will open up another door for you that will be just what you need. :-) The note cards are fantastic. You're going to be the hot ticket item. :-) Hugs!
Riet said…
What a gorgeous cards Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
Claire Newcombe said…
Beautiful simple and very very effective notecards.

So sorry for your news too. We have just come through the other side of my husband being made redundant....i wish you all the best.

Thank you for joining us at stamp-n-doodle this wee.

Chana said…
Very Nicely Doine! This is a wonderful design. Very well though out design! Thanks for playing at Stamp-N-Doodle!
Sorry to hear that you lost your job, Cheryl; you certainly haven't lost your mojo. These note cards are gorgeous. I saw this on MIM and came over for a closer look.
Blessing hugs,
Mary J said…
So gorgeous Cheryl!
Beautiful card Cheryl and thanks for visit my blog. Gr Elly
Julia said…
I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are: #23, #109, and #213.

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Pat (mspfd) said…
Fabulous design! Great set.

I am so sorry to hear that you have been laid off. I am sure you will find something even better... As they say,when one door closes, another opens.
Danie May said…
What a great way to use up your paper scraps, and I love how the colors really pop from the white background and work so well together. Thanks so much for joining us at My Heart Pieces and Good Luck!
Danie xx
Norma said…
Hello Cheryl:) WOW your cards are so beautiful and I love this design and all the colors!! Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a lovely comment!! I'm a new bloggie friend and look forward to visiting again!!
Norma said…
Cheryl, I would love to subscribe to you post via email but I didn't see the subscribe button or I'm I missing it??? Love your cards:)
Shelby said…
Sorry to hear you lost your job. Hopefully, new doors will open for you.
This set of cards is so bright and cheery and love all of the circles.

HappyCrafter said…
What a great idea for quick mailable cards! These look great, very fresh and cheery, thank you for the ideas :-)
KraftyKoolKat said…
These are gorgeous Cheryl. Sorry about your job loss but as you say sometimes it gives us the push we need. Your work is fab so you should have no trouble in getting a job in the industry.

Marjolaine said…
Beautiful cards, love the stitching! Thanks for joining us at UIT!
Audrey Pettit said…
Absolutely love your card set, Cheryl! What a fabulous use for all those little scraps we tend to collect! Love, love all those happy stitched circles!
I am so, so sorry to hear about your job! I wish you all the best on your new path in life and hope something fabulous comes through for you soon!
Karin said…
Adorable cards and a great layout too :) Gosh, I wish you the best...I know how good it was to be able to work from home for you, and I hope that whatever this leads to, that it fits your life even better! They say things happen for a reason, so know that you have my best wishes and support :)
Loooove these note cards Cheryl! Fabulous, fun design and I love the stitching.
So sorry to hear about your job. I lost mine in May and it was such a tough time. Keep your head up, think positive and good things will come your way. ~jeni :)
Nicole said…
Gorgeous cards, Cheryl. Hugs, Nicole
BethieJ said…
SUPER CUTE Notecards!!!!
Thanks for joining us last week at PIO!!
Have a GREAT day!
xxxtglxxx said…
What a great set of notecards Cheryl! They look brilliant hun! :)


Simply superb.Thank you for joining with us at My Heart Pieces.
Trish Hughes said…
such a stunning set!!! thanks for joining Simply Create!!!
What a neat idea! I love it! Thanks for participating in MY HEART PIECES challenge this week!!
Kelly Schelske said…
Very pretty, love the set!!

Thank you for playing along with us at Di's Digis!
Beth M said…
Wow these are beautiful! Simple but stunning :) Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges xx

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