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This month the Sketch with Stash Challenge #3 at Scrap Our Stash is to use this sketch using scraps only, then add a pre-made tag or journaling card AND twine or jute.
Supplies used: CTMH Paper Packet (retired), CTMH Journaling Spots (retired), CTMH Mini-Medley Accents Wooden Collection, CTMH Hemp, CTMH Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes, Two Busy Moms Crackle Alphabet Stickers, Siren Smooch, and Making Memories Notch Tool.
I was kind of surprised when I realized that the papers I picked out for this layout were Christmas but, hey, they work! I am trying to use up my alphabet stickers and never thought that I’d be looking for ones with two letter z’s. Luckily, I had these that worked (purchased 2 packages on a clearance sale). This is the first out of the package of journaling tags I’ve used….better work on this…and even though the wooden buttons are not old I decided to use them because (1) they worked with the layout and (2) if I don’t use them now I am confident that they will become a permanent part of my stash. I really wanted to add some Glitter Glitz for a bit more accenting but when I went to my drawer I changed my mind when I saw the Smooch. I used it to color and accent the Wooden Shapes! Lastly, I should note that I used my notch tool for the little indents on the sides to hold the hemp. I am tempted to say that this may be the first time that I have used it (shhh!).
There is still time to submit your layout at Scrap Our Stash. You have until June 29th.
After 4 hours of sleep, I was up at 6:00 for Zumba – now that will get the blood pumping and I was ready for the day!
Here are a few new things from the first general session…exclusive hostess stamp sets, decor items, base jewelry items, Crush books, and (LA-LA!) a new Cricut Collection (Artbooking)!! More to come but for now I am headed back to the party!
Here is the card that I made to take to convention. I am thrilled that I was able to make 72 cards! I will post some of my favorites! So something kind of funny….I had this post all ready to go except for the picture. Now I sit down to finish up and I have everything packed, including all these cards…deep in the back of the van…in a box…in the bottom of the cooler… So… I happened to keep this one. The cards for convention are the same with the exception of the embellishments. I used the Black/Grey sparkles instead of the bubbles that you see here.
For some of the cards I used up the rest of my Grey Flannel Cardstock. It is a similar light grey to the new Whisper.
I didn’t realize until half way through that I could have saved some paper with this project. I cut the 12×12 sheets of grey to use as card bases. What I later discovered is that even though the Pirouette shape didn’t quite fit on the scrap I had leftover, it was enough since I was cutting part of it off the edge of the card anyway. I finished the rest of the cards this way and was able to make a few more than I would have otherwise. When I attached the stamped Pirouette image, I let it fall off the edge of the card, then I used my Cutterpede trimmer to cut off the excess. This worked perfectly because I could butt the edge of the card right up to the blade and cut it straight, much faster than trimming with scissors.
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