Old to New: Poppy

Howdy all! A little different share tonight.

I've been on a mission for the last year or so to sort through and eliminate excess "stuff" from my stamp room. Progress has been made but still a LONG ways to go! My most recent focus is cut cardstock packets that are hanging around. Anytime time I did an event, I packaged items for each card in cello bags. Enough for the number I knew was attending, plus a few more in case of extra guests. Those "extra" have accumulated over the years and I have STACKS of them sitting around. I decided over the weekend to remake them into cards I can use. Most will have retired products on them and I generally wouldn't share that, but I want you to see the difference! I'm also hoping to start mailing cards on a regular basis, so this will help! I started working up a birthday list tonight, and I spent some time this afternoon sorting the "made" cards by category so I can easily grab one when needed!!

Here is the first card I did from the packets. There are two versions because of DSP limits. These were from an Open House where I usually prepped at least 20. DSP doesn't always go that far, so I used several patterns. I completed 8 or 9 cards total of these two patterns.

Colors are Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight and Peach Parfait (retired). I'm not a huge fan of red, but I love this Poppy Parade. Very glad it returned to the line up:)

Next is the original card.

I eliminated the pom pom trim (too bulky!) and the center strip of punched Peach Parfait. Instead of the old scallop punches, I used the Starburst punch in Poppy with a Whisper White 2" circle. Stamped the flower from Sunshine Sayings in Daffodil Delight, and Happy Birthday in Poppy Parade. Attached with Stampin' Dimensionals over Daffodil Ribbon. I had strips of Poppy and Whisper with the packets for punching so that worked well. The Daffodil Ribbon is retiring this year, so good to use it up! 

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back soon with another packet share and a Paper Pumpkin. Shopping links below for products that are available!!

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