Mar 20 2008


Published by at 2 13 am under General Purpose Cards

Well, that was today’s challenge –Everything Old is New Again!! Another Dirty Girl Challenge (current and alumni) which runs the 20th of each month. Our challenge this month is that we were to all make cards using old things — old stamps or embellishments, papers, inks, whatever — that were favorites of ours at one point in time. So that’s exactly what I did. I have long loved Anna Griffin’s style, so I pulled outtwo of her stamps — the tulip and the background — as well as her butterfly punch — all of which are many years old. I also used some retired SU organdy for this challenge. This organdy is lavender and has been retired for a long, long time.

The first card is my upload for this challenge, andthe following two are some even more simplified versions of this already simple card. Here they are:


In making these cards, I used a style I always was drawn to as a new stamper — simple, yet elegant, not a lot of work — not much has changed, huh? I didn’t have a lot of tools then, so I didn’t use a lot here either. The round butterfly is actually a glitter window (double sided tape is behind the punched butterfly, then Dazzling Diamonds is applied). This card is 5″ square. Here’s the next:


This card is really simple and cleanand a little more representative of my early style of cards. This one is 5.5″ square and the sentiment is from a set by Flourishes called Open to Love. Here’s the last:


This is a standard A2 size at 4.25 x 5.5″. Very simple. Again, very representative of something I would have made years ago.

  • Stamps: Tulip and Background by Anna Griffin. Thinking of You Flourishes (Open to Love). Thanks by SU (Live Your Dream).
  • Paper: White, Black, Old Olive, Pale Plum.
  • Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black. Color Box Chalk Ink in Pale Pink and Pale Olive.
  • Accessories: Retired SU Organdy (lavendar), Anna Griffin Butterfly Punch, SU 1 1/4 and 1 3/8″ Punches, Mounting Tape, Pop Dots, Double Sided Tape, Dazzling Diamonds.

This was a super fun challenge — it’s fun to dig out some old favorites!!! If you’d like to see what the other girls have come up with, the uploads at SCS will begin coming in at 6:00 a.m. EST on the 20th, and you may see them by clicking here. The keyword is DCON308.

Thanks so much for stopping in.I have a super simple Stamp Simply challenge planned for you again tomorrow (it’s Friday already???), so hope you can play!!! Thanks much!!!

21 responses so far

21 Responses to “Old/New”

  1. Velta says:

    What a difference a little glitter will make. Lovely Sharon 🙂

  2. Connie Watson says:

    Good morning Sharon,
    How are you doing? I have a question on this card as well as the Bunny card from yesterday…it looks as though the whole length of ribbon is tyed on the card front (wrapped around the back of the card front) before you make the bow or knot. Is that in actuallity how you did that?
    Glitter and punches do make a difference. Very nice. Have a good one!! Connie

  3. Kathie says:

    You had a beautiful style now and than!! A great idea for a challenge. I like how you did the glittery butterfly, I want to try that. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Julie says:

    These cards are beautiful. TFS.

  5. Debra says:

    These are gorgeous Sharon!

  6. flossie says:

    wow, these cards are awesome, love that tulip stamp.

  7. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, I love your style, then and now. Your cards are simple and so gorgeous.

    Great job!


  8. Deb Wood says:

    These are absolutely gorgeous, love the punch the butterfly adds!!

  9. Dawn E. says:

    All of them are beautiful Sharon! I love the clean crisp look! That tulip is so pretty….ahhhhhh spring!

  10. joann(sarahzoe) says:

    They are all gorgeous, Sharon. Like you always say….when you use beautiful things….etc. And those stamps and the ribbon surely are beautiful.

  11. Keri says:

    BEAUTIFUL card! I absolutely love it!

  12. barb schram says:

    WOW! These are spectacular! Love the colors and the dp and the stamp and just everything!

  13. Susan G says:

    I love the glitter window idea. I’ll have to try that. The wheels are already turning with some cards is mind.

  14. Jerri Jimenez says:

    Sharon, these are all so beautiful! Even though they are all alike, they are each unique! I love the glitter window with the butterfly . . . everything is just perfect!

  15. Love these! Just beautiful! What a fun challenge! TFS and have a great night! 🙂

  16. leslierich says:

    I love all your cards, Sharon–with and without the gorgeous Filigree background which is still one of my favorites. I have this tulip stamp too. I was just thinking about it the last few days. Beautiful cards!

  17. Lisa Dolson says:

    Beautiful cards Sharon! These stamps are some of my favorites too, and you do such elegant cards.

  18. Kim B says:

    Wow! Very pretty! I like each and every one. Great job!

  19. nancy littrell says:

    I know I have said this many times in the past, but Sharon you really do simple, elegant and beautiful better than any stamper I have ever seen. Your old simple and elegant style and your new more elaborate simple and elegant style are still absolutely Gorgeous! TFS all 3 cards 🙂

  20. Rose Ann says:

    I love them all, Sharon!! That tulip is so beautiful, and I love your dazzling butterfly!! Gorgeous!!

  21. Juanita says:

    Simply beautiful! TFS.

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