Thursday, May 05, 2016

Craft Hoarders Anonymous May Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Craft Hoarders Anonymous May 2016 Blog Hop! My blog is the first blog in the hop! After visiting me, hop over to Donna Idlet's Blog next! For the full list of Bloggers, see the list at the end of this post!
I went spelunking DEEP into the hoard for this project! I have a large (13" x 13" x 3") bin of "vintage" ephemera that I have not opened in ages. I decided to go digging in it, and I found some treasures in there! The main image on the card is something I found on the Internet and printed, who knows how long ago! The flag image has been in the stash for more than 15 years! I kid you not! 

I decided to use the motorcycle image to make a birthday card for my brother, who turns 65 later this month. The Graphic 45 Transatlantique paper that was in my hoard turned out to be the perfect color palette for the image! Transatlantique is a retired collection, that I have been hoarding. I still have one unopened package of it. {I know, I know.}
My brother loves motorcycles, but he also served in the military, hence the flag collage image. I used the Atlantic Coast Line image because it has "North Carolina" printed on it...and my brother lives there. So, this card is all about him. I love how it all came together from scraps of this and that out of my hoard! 

I do want to actually mail this card, so I kept it pretty flat. I wanted to go back and add some gears and other "junk" to it, but restrained myself! 
I stamped a birthday sentiment on the inside, plus there is plenty of space for me to write him a note. 

Now, let's go diving in the vault a bit, because, let's face it, I also hoard finished projects! I also have a "injured card bin" where I put cards that need repair or  card fronts that need to be turned into viable cards. I tend to let these pile up and then have "card hospital" once a year or so. 

Anyway, a few years ago, I used the same Transatlantic collection (along with G45 A Proper Gentleman and Communique) to make this card:
I love the fussy cut motorcycle man, and in fact, think I may have made this card to the same brother, but never mailed it! It sat around in my card bin for a while, and I eventually gave it to my husband for Father's Day one year. Then it sat in "card hospital" for a while. I loved the card so much, that I ended up recycling the card front into a canvas, which I made for DT work a few years ago.
I simply glued the card front to a 6" x 6" canvas, and added more paper to the canvas edges. I also changed out the stamped images for others and added more metal and gave new life to the card.

Thanks for visiting this month! I hope you are inspired to make (or re-make) something! If you have a "project recycle bin" what do you do with those items?  

Now hop on to Donna Idlet's Blog!

Make sure you visit all the ladies in the group. They have some AMAZING projects to share. Debbie is giving away her project to one lucky blog reader, so make sure to leave her a comment! And, please welcome Patti as she joins the hop for the first time!

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop List:
Gloria Stengel (you are here)
Donna Idlet
Tracey Sabella
Bonnie Garby
Debbie Seyer - giving away a prize!
Patti Hamil - new hopper!
Teresa Horner
Jacquie Southas
Vicki Robertson - back from extended vacation!
Wendi Robinson
Christy Houser
Amber Milone

Cardstock: ivory, brown
Designer paper: Graphic 45 Transatlantique (retired)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Walnut Stain
Stamps: Mama Elephant Make a Wish
Pearls: Want2Scrap
Suede Lace: The Beadery Crafts
Ephemera: from the hoard
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares


  1. Awesome vintage card! Love the motorcycle, of course!

  2. Fabulous, masculine cards, Gloria!

  3. Love the card, those papers are perfect!

  4. You know I love these. I may or may not also have an unopened package of Transatlantique in my G45 stash. (with possibly a few others) You rock!