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Prickley Pear Design Team Monday!

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Its Monday and time for another PPRS inspiration post! Today, I have some fun mini cards to show you that I did from all the scraps collecting at my desk. I am not only a paper lover but a complete miser when it comes to paper, I hate throwing away pretty paper :)

So I had to do something with all the negatives of die cuts and card stock strips lying around from my previous projects. And here is what I did. I created some ultra cute mini cards (that can very well be used as gift tags) to use them for my orders. I like to add a little handmade notecard or tag to all my orders and that is when these will come in handy.

Supplies: cardstock: Elle Erre Fabriano!;  stamps: Prickley Pear(  Flowers Clear Stamps Set, Mini Butterflies Clear Stamps set and Mini Butterflies Die.); inks:Jenni Bowlin (brown sugar); embellishment:  Pie Lane Self Adhesive Crystals; coloring medium: Faber castell markers

I used the left over negatives of all the die-cutting I did last week and adorned them with some PPRS stamps as embellishments and some pretty Pie Lane self-adhesive crystals. I hand wrote the sentiment :)

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Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. These are super Ujjwal.. great re-use..And I know what you mean.. I hate throwing away any piece of paper myself...!!

  2. All of your note cards are so beautiful and such fab way way to use the negative the way you have colored the butterfly in the 3rd card so gorgeous!!!

  3. Such a lovely way to use the negative.. even I am a miser with paper -- not only store bought but whatever I feel is pretty! But I have never used the negatives of punches-- very creative Ujjwal!

  4. Gorgeous cards.. I love the butterfly one!

  5. beautiful note your idea.

  6. great use of the colours n even your handwritten sentiment is so perfect !!

  7. So very cute and a great use of scraps! I love the negative die cut frames on these!

  8. I am inspired once more...not just by the crisp lines and beautiful colours and flawless work but also by your frugality...I shall strive to use my negatives henceforth.
    Every single time I visit your blog I go back educated and with one more trick up my sleeve.thanks for inspiring yet again

  9. Lovely cards, Ujjwal. Such a good way of using scraps!!!

  10. Fun cards showing off using the negatives from dies! May have to dig some things out of the trash and use the negative scraps!!!


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