a profitable hobby.

1 Jun

What was once a creative hobby has morphed into an exciting & profitable project!  I’ve been making cards for the past 10 years – initially as a way to recycle architecture materials, but over the years evolved to reusing paper, transforming objects & re-purposing jewelry for my projects.  Since improving and expanding the collection, I’ve stopped giving them away and have made them available for purchase. The response has been both positive & inspiring. Who knew that old scraps could be in demand? Here are some samples from my collection.

Metallic Reds - A man who runs a print shop made these cards with me.

Canary - Leftover paper scraps & vellum.

Muted & Dark - I love the monochromatic.

Mini-cards - Dismantled old costume jewels & leftover paper.

Ultra Recycled Cards - Deconstructed costume jewels & random paper.

Traipsing to the Orient - Found good quality Asian-inspired paper & got inspired.

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6 Responses to “a profitable hobby.”

  1. amphy June 1, 2010 at '17:03' #

    I love the metallic red! Great job on the cards! 🙂

  2. Joanne June 2, 2010 at '0:12' #

    Gorgeous!! The muted & black are right up my alley but I also like the mini-cards and the recycled collection too! Good job Steffy!

  3. staffeen thompson June 2, 2010 at '0:35' #

    Thanks you guys!! With amazing paper, the possibilities are endless! 😉

  4. elliott June 2, 2010 at '4:27' #

    that’s great! i love these kinds of projects.

  5. Cara June 4, 2010 at '18:57' #

    LOVE IT!!!!! the cards are beautiful! Who dosen’t love a crafty AND resourceful girl?

  6. staffeen thompson June 4, 2010 at '19:17' #

    Aww thanks Cara! Very high compliments from the lady who can turn a random skirt into super sexy apron! 😉

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