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.

4 comments:

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

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

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

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