My Unintentional Card – November PTI Blog Hop

Hi everyone,

When was the last time you cleaned out your stash of scrap papers and found a gem? Well, I have recently spent an hour just throwing out scraps way too small to use – whatever possessed me to keep a scrap paper a sliver wide behoves me.

Anyhow, guess what I found – these 2 negative die cut of a poinsetta (it’s so old I don’t even remember which project I used it for – it’s not on my blog – I’ve looked.)

Well, this is what I came up with:

What a gem! I love it – and it’s so easy to make to. My negative die cut is on PTI Stamper Select - that is the only cardstock I have in my house – I love that it’s so thick that a negative diecut stands up well on it and I also use it for my Copic coloring. It’s the best! I just stamped a simple sentiment, slap a DP from Authentique Paper behind and popped up the negative die cut and finished with a button also from my stash. It’s so my style – so I guess I’ll be making more of it for Arty Carty Handmade Cards.

And here is my inspiration for the card:

Have a fun day cleaning out your stash too – you never know what you’ll find.

Challenges entered:

Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger – Rustic Reds

Pile it on – Poinsetta, Peace, Patterned Paper

Papercraft Star

Scrapbook Sisters



  1. Lee says:

    So simple with so much ‘wow factor’. Love these cards.

  2. Sweet simplicity — LOVE it!!!

  3. Beautiful cards!

  4. Julie says:

    What a great idea! I’ll have to remember it! Your cars are lovely!

  5. Beautiful cards- I glad you found these little gems, because they look great!

  6. Love it when I find something special in my scrap pile!! This looks awesome with the patterned paper in behind the die cut opening and the button is really a great finishing detail.

  7. Karen H. says:

    This is wonderful! I love clean and simple cards – and even better when they are from unexpected finds! Great pattern paper choice!

  8. Carol S says:

    What a great find and its made such a lovely card. The backing paper is gorgeous.

  9. Tammy says:

    Beautiful CAS card! Love the negative effect.

  10. Lisa says:

    These are lovely!

  11. Cammie says:

    These cards are indeed treasures! Absolutely stunning!

  12. Laura says:

    I just cleaned out my scraps, but nothing so beautiful came out of mine!!!! This is perfection!!!! I love it!

  13. Cristina says:

    Ooooh, love this!

  14. stampersuzz says:

    Fabulous design! Love teh cut out design! Glad you are joining us at Stampendous!

  15. Such a pretty card.

  16. You lucky girl! That’s more like finding buried treasure. You definitely turned the scraps into real eye-candy!

  17. I love the Poinsettia die cut with the pretty paper peeking out from behind. :)

  18. Sabrina R says:

    Oh, I love this! Such a beautiful CAS!

  19. Linda S says:

    Very nice! I really like this.

  20. Regan says:

    Absolutely STUNNING!! I love these, they are brilliant! I will definitely have to scraplift these – if that is okay with you of course. I am so glad you played along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

    • artycarty says:

      feel free to scraplift – I would appreciate it if you would acknowledge my work when you’re done! Would love to see what you create!

  21. Kim Heggins says:

    Just beautiful…love the die cut flower on the front, so simple, yet so elegant.

  22. Wendyp says:

    LOVE these!!! I have to remember to think twice before I throw that negative scrap paper away next time!

  23. Cathc says:

    Hey Steph! Thanks for linking this up to this week’s Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I’m so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  24. Jennifer Ferrell says:

    Simply elegant! I love that you used the negative to create such a beautiful card!
    Kindest regards,

  25. LOVE. Love, love, love. Seriously. This has me rethinking the Christmas cards I have yet to start :)

  26. Tracy Valure says:

    Hello! I have been browsing your blog and all of your cards are soooo pretty! I got to this one and just stopped……… oh man, do I wish I would have seen this sooner. I am sOOOOO Behind on my cards, this looks simple but so interesting and pretty! love it! I totally would have loved to do something like this..maybe next year!