Quick & Easy Cards Reusing Your Old Designs

Do you feel like you have to reinvent the wheel every time you sit down to create?  I think we put to much pressure on ourselves to create something unique each and every time we stamp.  Sometimes you just need to give yourself a break and take inspiration from other cards you've made.  That's exactly what I've done today. 

The above card was inspired by a card I made back in April, a post where I talk about how to use patterned paper in CAS design.  You can view that post here.  I used the same layout, added more of the gorgeous Penny Black Painted Blooms patterned paper and took the design down to make this CAS card.   It looks completely different and unless I told you I CASEd myself I'm guessing you never would have guessed it!

Do yourself a favor, CASE yourself every once and again.  I bet you have a card that you've made recently that you absolutely love, maybe it's the layout, technique or color combo.  Use that as your jumping off point and half of the work is done for you!

Penny Black Products Used:
30-286 Heartfelt
30-162 Eloquence
80-009 Painted Blooms 
51-136 Stitched Edges Die
51-010 Delicate Wings


Rachel Jolley said...

Oh my, what a stunner of a card, just LOVE it, utterly gorgeous! And I must say, what an excellent idea, to CAS our own creations, well said!

Michelle W said...

So beautiful Maureen!

I Card Everyone said...

Maureen that is such wonderful advice ... and a gorgeous card - thank you!

CyndyBr7 said...

Great idea! I do have a card or two, I like well enough to CAS! Just have to settle down and do it.

Kathy said...

Hip hip hurray, Maureen! You are so right. Do what you love, and love what you do! Great card!

C. M. Taylor said...

Recycle and reuse great ideas for past prime merchandise and products. I love it!