Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Unused, Unloved supplies

Who doesn't have craft supplies that have been sitting around for years and haven't been used? Only people who aren't true crafters, I suspect.

OWH posted a mid-week challenge which asked us to use supplies that have been hanging around for a while. Timing on this was perfect because I had just come across some supplies at my parents' house during the holidays that I'd been neglecting. Perfect for this challenge were some 8.5 x 11 papers with printed borders. I never did 8.5 x 11 scrapbooking, so I was always at a loss for how to use this paper. This paper dates back to 2003, so that tells you I've been struggling with it for 8 years! I also used a pre-cut border strip that I've used maybe 1 out of 20 in the pack. Again these were from 2003 or 2004. My last unused supply was a set of two punches that make a cupcake- I loved them when I bought them a few months ago, but never used them.

To make this card, I started by trimming off the right and left borders on my sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper. Then I cut two 5.25 inch pieces of what remained, one at the top and one at the bottom. I had a seam along the center of the card which I covered with the teal strip. The medallion used the cupcake punches that I just had to have when I was at Target.

While this card looks different than the ones I've been making lately, I think it's a pretty good use of supplies which I have ignored.


  1. Cute card, Kathryn! I like the "Eat Cake" embellishment. :)

  2. Great card Kathryn, nice job using your unloved and unused goodies! Thanks for accepting our challenge at Operation Write Home!

  3. Nice job giving life to the forgotten! Don't stop now...use 'em up!


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