Welcome to my Throwback Thursday post, where I dig into my craft stash and see what I can come up with. Today’s card started with a prompt from a group I follow on Instagram: Yellow. I could have gone in many directions with this, but being that it is Thursday, and I, like all avid crafters, have a whole lot of crafts materials in my stash, I decided to see what I could do with some oldies but goodies.
Instructions for My Throwback Thursday Card
Starting with a base of Pineapple Punch and a layer of the Pineapple punch patterned paper answered the call for yellow. Stampin’ Up! has several yellow colors, all of which are lovely, but this one packs a punch! Maybe that’s how it got its name. But I digress. Lemons! I needed lemons for a yellow punch to go with pineapple paper. These lemons are from a retired set called Lemon Zest. This is not a set I will release out of my craft stash anytime soon. I love these lemons! I stamped them in Daffodil Delight to add some contrast.
At this point, I needed more fruit. I mean, I had a theme going. So I dug into the You’re So Cool Paper Pumpkin kit from last month and used one of the watermelon cards and two stickers: a strawberry and a kiwi. I cut the watermelon in half so that it was easier to arrange on the card and not so overpowering. The stamp is also from the Paper Pumpkin, and I used the recently retired Terracotta Tile ink.
Lastly, I added a white baker’s twine bow under the sentiment and used up some translucent sequins that I think were from another Paper Pumpkin. A super bright and fun card that was very easy to make. What do you have in your stash you haven’t played with in a while? Need to use up some lingering embellishments? Now is a good time to put that stash to use and make space for your new catalog wish list. Let me know if I inspired you. Until next time…Ink up!