I still have a huge stash of stamping supplies, and was looking for another way to use some of it. When I received the gift of two boxes of papers, I found a number of dog and cat related papers, plus little chipboard and cardboard cutouts, and some other charms and such with animal themes. Last week we got a postcard from the Blue Ridge Humane Society about their fall fundraiser that will include a Silent Auction. So I emailed the director and asked if she would like to have some handmade cards. I stole this idea from my friend Gail who does a basket of handmade cards for our car club Silent Auction every year. The director said yes, so I went to the work bench inspired to make some cards for lots of occasions. Isn’t this doggie cute?
This one was puffy letters already spelling out Puppy Love. The hearts and bones were in the same package. I placed it on a textured bar of dark brown.
Inside the cards are all different too, this one could mean anything, LOL!
The backs all have my special stamp.
I made so many that I am just going to show you the finished projects this time. Here I set a sticker on a dark blue frame and glued that to the card where I had stamped paw prints.
Another sticker placed on blue cardstock then framed on dark red, with a paw print paper underneath. I stamped the sentiment “It’s Tough Being Perfect” on the lower right.
Inside, a stamp that could go for birthdays, thank you, or inspiration.
This dalmatian has such cute feet with his toes showing. I put him on a striped background and added a flower path for him.
That went nicely with this stamp inside.
The little skunk has a flower to present. I put a strip of textured paper underneath as a ground. Did you notice I’ve decorated envelopes to coordinate?
I think this little chipboard guy may be a beaver. He brings Birthday Wishes stamped onto patterned watercolor paper.
Loads of Love is a stamp set with a truck and a bunch of little things to add to the truck bed. This time it is dogs. The sentiment “Loads of Love” is stamped on the patterned paper, with a paw print.
The sentiment inside is so cute, also from the same set, and I added some bones to this one.
More stripes on a Thinking of You card with a cute kitty with cute kitty toes.
I just kept going, having a delightful day of creating cards.
The kitty card above has this stamp on the inside.
The two on the right have more cute patterned papers.
Two of the cards have the recycle idea, with the note glued in at the top and two sticky notes provided for the first user. If you like this idea and want to do the same, here is a pdf of the recycle note you can print out and use – RecycleNote
So far I have 15 cards done, and a little basket to put them in. I’ll add some tissue paper and one of my blog cards for the auction. I’ll probably make a few more before the deadline which is mid-September. I needed to get a good start now, as that is my really busy time with the fair and the library annual sale. More on those later.
So I have a good basket of cards, and several challenges met – Just For Fun Stripes Challenge, Ellibelle’s Feature a Creature, and Crafty Hazelnut’s Pattern Paper Challenge. So I’ll be linking up with those parties this week. More inspiration for us stampers!
What do you think is a good number of cards for a Silent Auction prize?