Before my recent crop, I set an objective to use up leftovers from layout classes I had taken at Creating Keepsakes conventions 3 or 4 years ago. I had many sheets of paper and lots of chipboard leftover from a class which used My Mind’s Eye Kate & Co. Cambridge Court line. Sometimes if we liked the papers used in a class we would purchase more of the coordinating pieces afterward – that must have been what happened with this line.
Here is the chipboard piece which gives you a good idea of the tone and colors of the collection.
I searched online for card ideas and I hit the jackpot. Archiver’s had sold a Cambridge Court collection card kit with PDF directions for the 10 cards, and a page of sentiments to add to the cards, if desired. [In exchange for the ideas, it is possible that I placed an order with Archiver’s at the time! It only seemed fair.]
First thing at the crop, I whipped through 9 of the 10 cards, using post-it notes to remind myself to add a finishing touch or two when I returned home. Here are those completed cards:
I then turned to making a few cards of my own design, based on the leftover pieces and the bits and bobs I brought to the crop. Here are those cards:
Then of course I also had the companion MME Kate & Co. Oxford Lane collection, but fewer leftovers – including less than half the chipboard.
Could I get so lucky that Archiver’s would have done the same thing for this collection? I did get so lucky. [It is possible that I added another item to my online order at this point. Still seemed only fair!]
Look at these cards.
And a few of my own design.
So with all due credit to Archiver’s, I used up lots of old stash and started out at a lightning fast pace of productivity at the crop. In the event that some may pooh-pooh my lack of originality, I say: frankly, my dears, I just don’t give a chipboard embellishment. I am thrilled about getting more done! Try it, you’ll like it.