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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I am hoping to share my passion for making hand made greeting cards. So - why "Always with a Heart"? Well this is for two reasons. Firstly, it is because every card I produce always carries a heart on it somewhere. This can be big and bold or small and almost hidden - the fun sometimes is just trying to find it! Secondly it is because I put my heart into everything I produce. I hope that any visitors enjoy seeing what I post. If you drop by then please leave me a comment so that I know you called. It would be nice to know that you have found my heart in what I do.

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Monday, 24 October 2011

HAPPY HANDY HIPPO DAY - WEEK 8

Hi Everyone

Happy Handy Hippo Monday to you all.

I hope that everyone has had a wonderful weekend.  The weather in my neck of the woods was really good  .. .. but this does mean I have made even more ironing to add to the ironing I had left over from last week!!!  Shame on me.

If only I could summon up as much enthusiasm for ironing as I do for my crafty makes LOL!!!

This week I challenged myself to see exactly how many items I could make using just one sheet of coloured card, one sheet of white card, one stamp set and one cuttlebug embossing folder .. .. .. and this is my selection of creations


The biggest creation made from the sheet of card was the card at the very top of the picture which is 4" x 4" square.

Can you believe that there were still stamps in the set that I never got to use .. .. I ran out of card before I ran out of images LOL!!

Below you can find the Handy Hippo magic button .. .. and if you click on it you can see all the lovely goodies I used to make this selection of stationery. Everything has been automatically added to a shopping basket and you can remove anything you do not need (or add anything else you can't resist).




Of course I realise I could have made far more items if I had just made Christmas tags .. .. but that would have been a little too easy!!!

Here you can see how my sheet of coloured card was divided up:



The white card was used in a much less organised fashion for stamping the images and embossing.

So that is me for today.  Did I make more or less pieces of stationery than you imagined?

I hope you all have a lovely day and I will catch you again tomorrow.

Love



and all the lovely friendly people at Handy Hippo

42 comments:

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Jules,
I am amazed how much you made from your card! Your creations are beautiful - the blue you used is very eyecatching.
Enjoy your ironing!!!
Hugs, Clare x

Whisper said...

Wow hun, i'm so impressed and they are all so different too, Luv Sam x

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous cards Jules.
luv
Debby

louise said...

Wow you have been creative and all those projects made with a small supply of stash, just goes to show you do not need loads of stuff to make gorgeous cards.
Hugs louise xx

Lynne said...

Good grief Jules that`s alot of makes from just 2 sheets and all fabulous too. Just goes to show how we manage so many snippets if we don`t use them in one go.
Lynne xxx

Beryl K said...

Wow Jules, would never have imaginged that you could get so much from two pieces of card. Fabulous makes.
Beryl x

Carol said...

Now that's what I call organised Jules, great set of makes. Have fun with the ironing. Carol x

Anj said...

Very impressive and the colours are just stunning!! Lots of ironing (or lack of it) getting a mention in blogland this morning!

Cheryl said...

WOW very impressive and the set you have created looks AMAZING!!! I think I would give up...lol...!!
xx

Ann said...

oooooooooooooooooh my you are just so clever.
Ann xxx

Craftilicious said...

So if we take this approach to every sheet of paper - we make no more snippets :-D Ah, but then we couldn't come and play in the playground with you :-( Boo! I'd never be that organised anyhow!
Tara x

Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

wow Jules well done they all look fab and love the colours K x

Wendy said...

WOW Jules these are all gorgeous and with so little card,well done..My ironing pile is growing too,really must get off here and make a start.
Wendy xx

Sally said...

Gosh Jules, who'd have thought you could get so many makes out off two pieces of card, I'm impressed! A super stamp set & I love the blue card you chose as it's nice & bright. Love all the different designs, very inventive of of you.
Sally x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

WOW Jules I'm so impressed, using your card that way is fabulous on top of that such glorious cards, clever you, :0) Gay x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

How very creative of you Jules. LOVE this fine selection of Christmas projects.

xxx

Sally H said...

Wow! That is impressive! I love them all. I have that stamp set and haven't used them half as much as I ought to. Thanks for the inspiration x

Di said...

Phew - you made loads more than I imagined! No snippets left then? And, they're all absolutely great too super images and colours, and a lovely variety:) Love, Di xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules what a beautiful collection of cards!
Hugs Lynsey x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

WOW!! Can't believe ya made that many WTG you!!

I'm sorry to report no extra days lol!
Hugs Shell xx

Elizabeth said...

Brilliant - but no snippets left to play with. Love the shade of blue and the little stamped characters are just too cute. Elizabeth x

Doreen said...

Well you certainly showed us what you can make out of so little,beautiful creations they are too.xxx

Debs M said...

wow you did really well, more than i would have expected, well done x

Katina said...

Fantastic work Jules! The stamps are gorgeous and I love the shade of blue you have used. I really must take note of this as I am soooo wasteful with card - mostly because I make so many mistakes, lol!!
xxx

Sue said...

Oh Wow Jules, what a lovely selection.
Sue x

coops said...

wow these are fantastic jules.gorgeous colours and i love the fab images and designs :D

xx coops xx

Marie-Louise McFall said...

Great cards. Beautiful shade of blue.

Pop's Cards said...

Stunning creation sweetie ♥ pops x

Vicky Hayes said...

You are a clever bean Jules! I don't believe there's any job worse than ironing and I'll do anything to get out of it! Vx

Tracy said...

These are all really wonderful jules, what a great project and so charming too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jenny said...

What a great post Jules, love this collection and thanks for showing us how you divided up the card.... I was a little unsure how you could have made them all, but I take my hat off to you...very clever :)
Jenny x

Faye said...

This is a rather lovely suite of cards. Loving the turquoise. xxx

susiestacey said...

Very thrifty - love them all xSusan x

CraftyC said...

Wow Jules, what a great selection you have made. I hate to think how much card I would have wasted
Clairexx

Irene said...

Hello Jules

Such a fabulous of cards they are stunning.

luv
irene
xxxx

Molecraft said...

Wow, I can't believe how many cards you made! I usually waste more than that lol!
Helen x

Jackie said...

How brilliant are you! :) They are all really sweet but unfortunately it has made me realise that I need more PB stamps ;)

Anesha said...

I love these card, the Penny Black images are just so adorable. !!!Great staging of the cards.

Mags said...

I love these cute Penny Black stamps! The gorgeous blue cardstock makes a terrific frame for them - and thank you for the sketch of how you cut out the card. Clever lady!!

luv, Mags x

coldwaters2 said...

Gosh Jules what an inspiration you are, this is fantastic, all those beautiful creations from one A4 card, amazing, love them all.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Ivonne Marie said...

It's a great idea to dived the paper thanks!!

butlersabroad said...

That's definitely more than I imagined you'd be able to make... so in my best Brucie voice "Didn't she do well!"

Hugs
Brenda