Thursday, September 3, 2009

Christmas Cards from Cardboard? Yes it can be done!

Not working for a company really stresses one out. I have been without a fulltime job for a few months now and am feeling the pinch.

Just trying to fill the time with more than just laziness I rediscovered the craft of rubber stamping. This was something that I was doing about 10 years ago but dropped because I lost interest. Things have changed a lot since then. Wowzers! The rubber stamp images have come a long way.
I picked up a readily available medium that companies and people were just throwing away by the tons. Here is my first creation.

It still uses a firm white card stock for support. Otherwise the card will just crush itself and not stand up. With cardboard all you can really do is stamp, emboss, cut and paste. I try to use all cardboard and no paper except for the backing support. (Whatever it's called, I am sure someone will correct me on it.) There isn't a recipe here. I will post recipes for the next projects.

Everything used is Stampin'UP! product unless specified.

Stamp sets used:
Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Many Merry Messages, Season of Joy
Embellishments and accessories:
white embossing powder (non SU), pshychadelic embossing powder (non SU), Big Shot for compressing the cardboard

Thanks for dropping by,


  1. Your cardboard cards are not only beautiful but very 'green'!

    I hope you're successful finding a new job but if it takes longer than you'd like, I think you've got yourself a fine way to spend the time and maybe make lots of 'green' doing it!!!

  2. Oh this is really cute, I like it! Who would have thought that you could get something so beautiful from cardboard!

    Wishing you lots of luck, God Bless! i think your on to something here.

  3. Your wife is such an inspiration to me ... and now we see the talent is two-fold. Your cards are amazing. I believe you find success in your travels. Blessings to you and your family!