Friday, February 6, 2009

Silent Auction Donation

I made 2 different sets of 6 cards for the PTA's Silent Auction. I wasn't going to do it since it feels a little weird to me for a few reasons. Part of me doesn't feel that my cards are that amazing--you know what I mean? Don't get me wrong, I know they don't suck but are they really good enough that people would bid on them? Actually pay money for them? My friend suggested I do it and thinks that they'll definitely sell since they're made by *me*. Someone will bid on the principal's cards, right?

Both sets contain cards that are all pretty similar to each other so it made it pretty easy to crank out 6 at a time. Set #1 uses PTI's Teacher's Apple. Cardstocks used were Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy, and SU Naturals White. The patterned paper is BasicGrey's Offbeat collection (see, I told you I love this paper). Inks used were Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, and Versafine Onyx Black. Ribbon is Pure Poppy Satin. These cards are pretty self explanatory but I like how this set turned out. My dd wanted to help really badly and her job was to check the apples out and decide if they looked ok or needed to be restamped :-) She was a little more of a perfectionist than I was when it came to picking out the best apples for the cards. I didn't decorate the envelopes but did add some Naturals Ivory cardstock and a strip of matching patterned paper to the inside of the card to finish it up. All 6 cards and envelopes are packaged up in one of PTI's Clearly Creative Card Boxes.

Set #2 uses PTI's Beautiful Blooms. The cardbase is PTI's Stamper's Select White and this is as close to a one layer card as I get :-) Inks used were pretty much the whole rainbox of PTI's inks: Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Lavendar Moon, Plum Pudding, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet, Raspberry Fizz, and Sweet Blush as well as Palette Hybrid Noir. A few flowers are popped up on dimensionals and the glitter used is Doodlebug Designs Sugar Coating glitter. All ribbon is PTI as well. The popped up flowers and sentiment are stamped on SU Whisper White.


  1. I thought the first set was nice and then scrolled down and the second set took my breath away. You under estimate your work.

  2. What gorgeous creations and such a great idea for an auction!! Have fun! :)

  3. *gasping* oh - my - gawsh!! I love the apple cards and then I saw the poppies and am just blown away at them all!! Those are so elegant, loving them on white background, and the 3D effect and ribbons...I, being a stamper, would actually put a very nice bid on these babies!! :) GREAT JOB!
    (I didn't know you were the *principal*?! Awesome!

  4. Kathy OMGosh what awesome work. How could you say no one would bid...put some on your blog, you would sure get some bids!!!!! Loved the first card and said what is she talking about but then saw the flower cards (poppies) and was amazed that you could even think no one would bid!!!

    Then you also blew me away when you said you were principal! I second that is awesome!!!! Your family must be soooooo proud.

    BTW where has the eye candy been???

  5. Both sets are wonderful. I'm sure lots of people will bid on them!!

  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! I just got you updated on my blogroll too :)

  7. I'd totally bid on those!!! The first set was wonderful... and the second set... WOW....amazing!

    Hey, thanks for the sweet comment on my blog... it (my decision) was a long time coming I think... I was just too stubborn to admit it! LOL

  8. Hey Kathy! can't be serious...your cards are STUNNING! I love them and the clean lines are hard to achieve. Super beautiful cards and try not to be so hard on yourself.

  9. love them all- absolutely great clean lines!

  10. These cards are Sooo Gorgeous!!..I love the way you popped up the flowers!!...Hugs, Ila

  11. These cards are gorgeous!! Wow! I will have to save these for a time when I'm having a creative slump but want to make a card! =)


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