Card Of The Week – Release The Past

WOYWW 310: What’s On My Work Desk This Week?

This week, I am in the process of creating a care package for a friend who is going through a difficult time, and as part of that package, I wanted to create a card with a positive, affirming message that would make her feel uplifted every time she looked at it.

To reflect the situation at hand, I decided to incorporate “something old and something new” into the design!

For “something old”, I decided to use the paper scraps from the Faith, Hope & Love card I created a few weeks ago (CTMH Silhouette). Not only does it decrease some of the clutter on my workspace – it also gives me the challenge of using the same base elements to create a different card!

For “something new”, I decided to use one of the new Unity Stamp sets I recently purchased. I pulled out three sets that I could possibly incorporate into the design – but ultimately, I chose an image and sentiment from Give With All Your Heart.

I angled the image and the sentiment to add a sense of “movement” into the design – and I embellished it with coordinating floral ribbon (CTMH), lovely flowers (Petaloo), pretty pewter pearls and rhinestone bling to make it beautiful and feminine!

A pretty lacy white doily with black distressed edges peeks out and ties all of the layered pieces together.

Now it’s your turn to share your creations with us! What have you created or acquired this week? Whether you’re showing off your desk, your latest acquisitions, or your latest creation – be sure to share it with our creative community at one of our weekly parties as well!

Inspire Me Monday

Friendship Friday

Have an inspiring week and thanks for stopping by!

What Are The Crafty Cats Up To This Week?

Accidents Happen 2

Oh dear! See this downcast face? This week, Magellan went zoom zoom and one of our prized possessions went crash boom!

He’s pretty remorseful – for a cat. You can read the whole story – from his perspective – at this week’s Wordless Wednesday Party –and, while you’re there, be sure to share a photo or two of your own!

Creative Art Challenges

Need to jump-start your creativity? Wondering what inspired me this week? Check out this week’s list of Creative Art Challenges! They are organized alphabetically under Theme or Anything Goes!

Theme Challenges

Be Creative – Anything Goes Challenges

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116 Responses to “Card Of The Week – Release The Past”

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  1. Helen says:

    Such a pretty card for your friend. I am sure the care package will be much appreciated. Have a great week. Helen 4

  2. Robyn Oliver says:

    Love your card Joy, perfect image and sentiment…I love it. Have a great week Cheers RobynO#15

  3. AnyOldCraft says:

    That is a beautiful card and such a fabulous sentiment I am sure your friend will love it. :)#31

  4. Jo says:

    A beautiful card – great sentiment. x Jo

  5. Ros Crawford says:

    Such a lovely card for your friend … Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  6. lorraine A says:

    Gorgeous card Joy 🙂 I am sure your friend will really appreciate this, what a thoughtful gift. 🙂

    love the kitty too 🙂

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  7. Chrissyxx says:

    I’m sure this will be received with Love.
    A lovely card and such a pretty design.
    Thank you so much for joining us at QKR Stampede.

  8. karin says:

    fab and gorgeous card.

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  9. michele says:

    Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week 🙂 Gorgeous card! hugs x

  10. Nikki C says:

    Such a sweet thing to do friend I’m sure it will bring a smile to her happy WOYWW hugs Nikki 2

  11. Kaija says:

    Absolutely beautiful card!
    Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Welcome again and good luck!
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  12. Maria Pilar says:

    Original y preciosa tarjeta. Gracias por unirte al Retarte de Stampartpapel con nosotras. Buena suerte!!!!

  13. Jackie T says:

    Hi Joy your card is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Fantasy Stampers. Hugs Jackie DT

  14. Brenda G. says:

    Beautiful card for your friend and so thoughtful of you! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge “Nature”!

    Brenda DT

  15. Shel C says:

    Love the card! I think it will be perfect for your friend. Thanks for sharing 🙂 Shel @ PaperOcotilloStudio

  16. Sandy Leigh says:

    Love that something old something new design idea. And I’m kind of hooked on Unity Stamps–really really love them. Your kitty is adorbs. Have a good week. Sandy Leigh #52

  17. So Cute !!Thanks for joining Chocolate Coffee and Cards for challenge # 90 Spring has Sprung. DT – Crystal

  18. Sue Pxxx says:

    Your friend is really lucky to have you as a friend. The little gift is a great idea for her and your card is so elegant and has a perfect sentiment to go with everything. I think this is so thoughtful. Thank you so much for entering the OSAAT Challenge this fortnight, lots of luck to you.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

    PS Who couldn’t forgive such a handsome puss as Magellan???

  19. Amy says:

    Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at 2 Crafty Girls, good luck!!! Amy

  20. That’s really old CTMH heart paper isn’t it? It is still a favorite of mine. Love how the card came out. That’s a great sentiment and image.

  21. Kren L says:

    Your cards are always SO sweet, and you’ve done an amazing job with these sweet stamps. Thanks so much for sharing your WONDERFUL art in our challenges. It means so much to me that you take the time to play along with us. I hope you’re having a blessed week, and please know how much I appreciate you.
    Word Art Wednesday

  22. Judith W says:

    Fabulous card loving the flowers and ty for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday this week very good luck Judith DT x

  23. Suzi says:

    A very nice card indeed, fabulous image and I love your floral display. Thank you for coming over to play with us at Scrap & Craft. Good luck! Hugs Suzi x

  24. Rene says:

    Fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing creations with us at Stamp and Create! Good luck,

  25. teresa kline says:

    such a cute card, luv the colors, details, and flowers! glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  26. Love that card it’s gorgeous! Thanks for the visit earlier, it did indeed take me a week to recover from one epic night out:) I love seeing your cars and thanks for sharing the challenge list. Cx #3

  27. Denice B. says:

    An awesome sentiment and what a perfect image…looks great! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps, hope you’ll join us again soon.

  28. Judy says:

    Lovely. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this week. Judy DT

  29. Lynne K says:

    How lovely, and what a beautiful sentiment! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  30. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Crafty Time. I love the sentiment. Hope your friend is feeling a little better. Good luck and we would love to see you again soon. Christine DT xx

  31. Melissa B
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    Such a pretty card! =)
    Have a great weekend!

  32. Ema says:

    Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  33. Stella says:

    A lovely card!Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  34. Scatty Jan says:

    lovely card
    Thanks for joining us in our Flower Power challenge at Digi Choosday

  35. Such a lovely card. Love the colors you have used.Thanks for joining us at the Mema’s Crafts challenge this month. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  36. Karal says:

    Great card & those flowers are fab. Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede this week. Karal DT

  37. Debbie S says:

    Fabulous card – great LO.Thanks for playing along at Sweet Stampin’ this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  38. Love your card and why you have made it so, a very interesting read. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon…
    Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne
    Dragonfly Dreams
    Anne’s Paper Dream’s Blog

    Lady Anne Milnes-Howard of Glencairn, Caithness Scotland.

  39. Judy says:

    Great card. Very nice design. Thank you for joining us this week at Come and Get It Challenges, Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  40. Cass says:

    Wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our “Layers” challenge

  41. Lovely, lovely card with a positive message, that’s for sure.

    Thanks for visiting me earlier. Sorry I’m late, but better late than never, right? Happy belated WOYWW from #9.

  42. Mixamatoasties says:

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin’.


  43. Sammy Jean says:

    So lovely! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin’ this week. Sammy-x

  44. Hazel says:

    Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee’s Bloomin’ challenge 79 – hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT – thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper May challenge. x

  45. Plissa Add says:

    Me encanta…sofisticada y muy elegante…gracias por participar en Retarte de Stampartpapel!

  46. Billie A says:

    Wonderful card and so glad you joined us at Inspiration Destination.

  47. {jennifer-g} says:

    What a beautiful card, awesome sentiment. I’m sure your friend will be so pleased to see it, and your sweet care package. What a lovely surprise it will be! Thanks for sharing it with us at Loves Rubberstamps, hope to see you again soon!
    Jennifer, DT

  48. Marina says:

    Beautiful combination of pattern and colour.
    Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

  49. Cindy M says:

    Love this stamp. Great card. Thanks for joining us at SBC this month.

  50. Chana says:

    Very nicely done! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

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