Monday, January 03, 2011

Inspired by Kleenex

The first Monday of the New Year. That means it is back to work and school for our house. It has been so good to have some down time, it reminded me how much I want to be independently wealthy so I can stay home all the time, lol. A girl can dream.

Yesterday I had to do some grocery shopping for the week and one of the items we needed was Kleenex. I am usually swayed by cost over fashion but this one box grabbed my attention. I loved the colors and patterns so in the cart it went. Once I got it home I felt inspired to make a one sheet wonder based on the colors on the box. Not exact, but it worked.

I started with some SU very vanilla cardstock and used inks in kiwi kiss, cool caribbean, basic grey and bermuda bay. The images are from 2 retired SU sets: Spring Solitude and Polka Dot and Petals. Keep stamping until you have the coverage you like. Then cut up and use the pieces just like you would pattern paper. Here's the first card I made...

The bird and cage are from the SU set Aviary and the sentiment is from CHF's Friend Centers set. Ahhhh, the colors just soothe me.

When I looked at the pattern I had created, retro kinda came to mind. You know, the 60's and flower power. PTI's set Enjoy the Ride was exactly what I needed. Sadly I have had the set and matching die for months and this is the first time they have gotten used.

Same color combo and same pattern but two pretty different looks. It was bed time so I closed up shop after the two cards. But the rest of the paper will be easy enough to use up.

I spent a good amount of time the last week creating, but since they are Stampavie samples for Winter CHA, it will be awhile before I can share them. There are a LOAD of new images being released and you will {{love}} them!! One more fun than the next.

Thanks for stopping by!

9 comments:

ChristineCreations said...

you know I've totally noticed how Kleenex boxes have some great designs! These are really fun Tracy! Hope you had some good family time together over Christmas. Blessings on the new year ahead!

Pat said...

Thanks for sharing a really great idea! I need to go make some patterned paper. I love the colors and your cards are awesome!

MsJay said...

Very nice cards, they cards make a great match.

Cheryl said...

Love the colors you used on you OSW-I haven't done one of these in ages! It made some super cards! I love that little car!
You're always inspiring, Tracy!

Renee said...

Love these projects! And your right kleenex does have some pretty cool designs on them. Hugz

KellyRae said...

I search out the kleenex boxes just so I can recreate their totally cool color schemes and designs. You pegged that design BIG time. LOVE it!!!

Bonnie said...

What a great idea!! Time to go Kleenex shopping . . .
I thought at first that you had picked out some paper you had at home with the same colors, and then I read on to see that you created the paper!! Yikes, such talent----so glad you are willing to share it. Blessings for a wonderful New Year!!

Tanja said...

Great inspiration Tracy! I have the spring solitude set, so might try this myself - the colours are gorgeous too.

Karen said...

I absolutely love the design on that Kleenex box! I must find it and make my own one-sheet wonder! Well done - you nailed the color and the spirit of the original.