index cards keep happening…

not tired yet of making 3 x 5 inch collage cards…

in fact some days it is easy to make four…

they make nice greeting/note cards…


one of the sunshine girls jumped into two photos … two of the cards above have National Geographic CitraSolv backgrounds…

the Paper Whimsy sunshine face helps make any body look better I think…

it can mean lots of fussy cutting…

but I enjoy that…

the little “houseguest” above is holding a 3D vintage flower…

the word was cut from a large print book

…all of my photos are better clicked for a closeup…

some new unmounted stamps I ordered from Catslife Press arrived and I couldn’t wait to play…

Catslife Press is the creator of one of my all time favorite rubber stamps: “Art Helps Me Breathe”

the card below was made with the surprise freebie stamps included in my recent order…

“REMEMBER TO PLAY EVERYDAY” is a brilliant motto and something I do actually try and live by…

I used some of my paint scraped book pages for backgrounds with some of the other new stamps I ordered…

delivery certainly was speedy and the postage was very reasonable…

it is also nice having the choice of wood mounted or unmounted stamps…

I have no affiliation with Catslife Press…

just a very happy customer…

hope you get some time to PLAY

33 responses to “index cards keep happening…

  1. Love these cards, so creative.

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  2. andrea gilsdorf

    Patty they are amazing, love the colors ! Gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing.
    XOXO Andrea.

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  3. Lovely work! You’ve been very prolific as of late. Must be something in the air. 🙂

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  4. More yummies!

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  5. they keep happening! as they should! these are awesome Patty! hope you are enjoying your weekend, xox nat

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  6. Wow, awesome awesome awesome!!!!! I love them…wow!!!

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  7. I did play today- and am thinking about making some collage right now – for moo cards!!
    Your index cards are great – of course!!!

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  8. Oh Patty! I just love your index cards. Such beautiful collages, love what you do with the stamps and your Citra Solv backgrounds are awesome! xxoo

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  9. I just love the index card.
    Especially the one titled ..’once upon a time’ ..and sunshine face.

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  10. Beautiful cards … Every one of them!
    No play time for me lately.
    I’m going into withdrawals 🙂

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  11. What fabulous cards!!! I love them all and I too have many Catslife stamps…you have inspired me to get them out of their drawer…thanks. but it will have to wait,,,as I have house guests……then vacation and then Florida…….heck and then it is October……….holy moly…………I don´t want to wait THAT long. Maybe I will `sneak`into my artroom tomorrow and PLAY……….have a wonderful Sunday…well it is already Sunday here.

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  12. these are beautiful Patty and im going to play today 🙂

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  13. Seems like you and your muse are chugging along very NICELY. Love your 3 x 5 cards, girlfriend. Doing a lovely job, send your muse my way, please… LOL – I’m still cleaning and purging and watching Hoarders. xoxo

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  14. I simply adore these index cards…..beautiful creations as always, Patty!!

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  15. Oh, Patty-girl,
    I do love these very very much. They are in my favorite colors. Tell me what is a paint scraped book page? I cannot figure that one out!!! I ordered some things from Paper Whimsey last week and did not get them (digital). Now I am thinking that I might have forgotten to push the “Purchase” button, huh?
    I think I need to finish up my quick swap and get with the index cards!!!
    I have a nice retro suitcase to take with me to Montreal for an art case and index cards would be just about right. Just got some Golden Paint on sale. I am very slowly building my supply!!!!!
    Sending you a big sweet hug,
    Suz

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  16. Wonderful! Just playing is so much fun! I’ve been making postcards…no specific size really. Your cards are wonderful…. it’s great to have a stockpile built up!

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  17. How fun! And how adorable!!!!!

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  18. Patty OMG these are amazing.
    Stunning different designs. Love them all.
    Can I swap with me sweetie ???

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  19. Your cards are all lovely! I guess I would have more time to play if I didn’t get stuck in front of the computer all the time… 😀 Hope you’ve had a great summer so far! 🙂

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  20. The cards are wonderful, and I like that sun face, very wistful. You’ve inspired me to get creative, but I’m off out for lunch – oh the dilemma 🙂

    x

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  21. What a great stamp that shows the date. Love it. Also enjoyed the entire post, but most enjoyed the bird. Saw you used a piece of map from SF, also. What a great way to use your leftover maps.

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  22. To answer your question Suz ~ A paint scraped page is easy peasy.� You squirt a couple or three blobs of paint (even cheapo liquid acrylics…there are some great metallic ones that work well too)� onto the page and scrape in swooping motions with something like a plastic credit card…if you notice excess paint on your scraper…that can be applied to any areas that may have not had paint on them.� The paint blends and spreads beautifully and dries quickly too.�� There are many variables here: paint, kind of book paper, number of colors of paint and so on.� Hope that helps.

    Thank you all for such lovely comments!
    oxo
    p.s. here is a link to a paint scraping post I did a couple of years ago:
    https://bitze.wordpress.com/2009/08/20/scraped-paint/

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  23. Beautiful as always dear Patty. I still like the ATCs…so much creativity in such a small space….these cards too…..keep them coming.

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  24. Patty dear, they just keep getting better and better!!
    Thank you for answering Suz’s question – it enlightened me too.
    I’ve read your tutorial post and saved it to my “Tutorials” folder for future reference.
    Thank you – you’re so generous sharing your knowledge – I appreciate that.

    I travelled all the way to the UK to see Linda – on your recommendation – phew that was a long trip (no wonder I struggle to wake up some mornings – all this time travel)!!LOL
    Her art is amazing too – another to add to my growing list!
    Have a wonderful week – with plenty of playtime!!!
    Shane:))

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  25. Ooops – I forgot to ask my second question!
    What is National Geographic CitraSolv.
    Here’s what I think!
    You’ve torn pages out of an old NG mag and applied some sort of medium to it???
    How did I do?
    Duuuh:))

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  26. Great cards and love that sunshine face.

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  27. Lovely work, and thanks for your kind words;o) x

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  28. These are jaw dropping gorgeous Patti! Love them all!!!

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  29. OHMY, girlie, you have serously been playing! Love the sunshine face, and the colours and the stamps, wowzah! I, myself, are a fan of ‘Viva Las Vega Stamps’ – they do all the things you describe and have a huge choice of all kinds of stamps, some ‘weird’ ones too… (can you tell I love the ‘naughty section’ overthere?) Now that my work is done for a while, I might spend some time with my stamp collection this week! You certainly inspired me!

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  30. Ohhhh, Patty! These beautiful pieces took my breath away!!! They are so stunning!!! Really terrific!

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  32. Oh, these are fun and could be addicting!!!

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  33. MOre inspiration and as always, so very lovely!

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