Monday 3 February 2014

Stash Busting

Materials used:-
2" punches:-
Square, label & rock fern
Magenta & Bremen 12 x 12 papers
JGS901 Birthday Textbox
Paper flowers, buttons & MR Elements
Lilac spotty organza ribbon
Peel off lines
DSA sheet
A5 Hairy Manilla card blank
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Our task should we choose to accept it this week is to use all those treasures which we all hoard as they're sure to come in handy one day. Maybe we've been to a craft show or visited a new craft shop & just couldn't resist. We then scurry off to our craft lair where we carefully store away our haul & we might take it out and stroke it, only to pop it away again as it's far too precious to actually use!! Enough!! Raid those drawers & dust off the cobwebs & see what you can do with the scraps of card, bits of ribbon, buttons etc. etc.
Here's what I collected together - & it didn't even scratch the surface! If Mr Frosty ever looked in my crafty drawers (behave!) he'd have a fit- but I don't think he's brave enough to mess with the dragon's lair!!

A great way of using up scraps of paper is to make you own background paper. Get all the co- ordinating  papers together & punch some squares which you can assemble using the grid on a piece of DSA sheet. I've covered the joins with a gold peel off line, added some ribbon & a tag before attaching to a piece of cream card. I've used one of the new mini singles stamps by Jane Gill to stamp a border on the card blank as well as for the tag. I've added some faux stitching  around the edges of the card blank with a Micron pen. I've finished off with the paper flowers which started life intended for another project & got rejected (they've been kicking around ever since!) a flower button & some Mark Richards Elements. 

1 comment:

  1. This might make me use up some of the papers i ocassionally get out and stroke!! Lovely card idea Debbie.