Friday, September 4, 2015

Salvaging a "whoopsie"

Were you to eavesdrop when I am teaching a card class, you might hear an occasional  "whoops".  This might be followed by, "do you have another....?".  Quite often, the "whoops" is easily fixable.  But there are times when it is simpler to pull out another card base, or piece of designer paper.   Those more challenging "whoopsies" return home with me and using them becomes my personal challenge.  I just hate to throw things away.  
This card originated from 2 separate class mistakes.  The white card base got a little inky where it wasn't supposed to be inky.   Of course, that was an easy fix.   I covered it.    The second mistake was made by one of the gals who was slightly overzealous when distressing a piece of DP.  Luckily, the reverse side of the DP was solid purple.  Again, it was an easy fix.  I flipped it over.  And, since I had a new embossing folder to try,  I ran the plain purple through the Cuttlebug for some texture.   

I decided to turn the recycled pieces into a birthday card for the gal who made the goofs at class.  I'm sure she will recognize the oval and the rose, a SNS stamp fussy cut and layered, both extras from cards we have made. Then I added a simple bow and charm.  Inside is a lovely Happy Birthday stamp.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #125 - birds and/or butterflies and ribbon
Creative Knockouts Challenge #105 - Flower Power
Natalie's & Amy's Challenge #36 - Charming
Splendiferous Creations Bloggers Challenge - use circles or ovals
Brown Sugar Challenge #182 - use something recycled (card base & purple cs)
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #99 - Fancy and Feminine
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #125 - Things with Wings (charm) + ribbon

Below are the 4 cards my little group of Red Hat card makers recently made.


  1. Great story behind the card!
    Thanks for playing along at Crafty Ribbons Challenges for our Butterflies and Birds theme

  2. Great cards! Clean and simple is always good and you've done a great job. Thanks for joining the Crafty Ribbons Challenge, good luck!

  3. That is such a great and creative idea...Love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Knockouts.

  4. There are no mistakes in stamping, just opportunities to embellish! Way to challenge yourself to not let anything go to waste. Love the way this card turned out.

    Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts for our Flower Power challenge.

  5. Such gorgeous work, Debi. Thanks so much for stopping by to share your wonderful art in our Things With Wings Challenge. I hope that you will join us again soon.
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  6. Great job! Thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar Challenge th is week, good luck!


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