Most paper crafters also love school and office supplies. We love crayons, markers, shaped paperclips, notepads, folders, and more! If you hoard school and office products, get them out! Use them up! Use at least one item that is really a school or office supply on your project.
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This challenge came at the perfect moment -I just started college classes.
I couldn't just carry a plain ole notebook-could I??
I altered a composition book using Heartfelt Creations Designer Paper.
I love fussy cutting their paper. I really didn't want a lot of bulk on top since I will be using it a lot, I fussy cut flowers. To add some WOW-I distressed the edges with vintage photo distress ink and added Bisque liquid pearls
to the centers. When adding them to your project, put some flat and add dimensionals to some to overlap and add depth.
The pearls are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Now-you've got to head over the Craft Hoarders Anonymous blog and enter Challenge #16 yourself!! You could win some fabulous prizes!!
Thanks to Gloria for allowing me to guest design with her and her fabulous Design Team!!
This week at Word Art Wednesday the FREE scripture is very appropriate for a card I'm sending to a friend. We all need to be reminded-when we accept God we inherit an eternal home in heaven. No one can ever take it away from us! Praise the Lord!!
Gloria Stengel started this blog with challenges for you to use the craft supplies you hoard.
Great idea right?!
When I started thinking about my supplies-I realized, much to my dismay, I hoard a lot of stuff!
Why? You know the companies are constantly making cuter and nicer stuff all the time!
This challenge is:
Challenge #15 All the Pretty Flowers
This challenge is for all of you flower hoarders! Maybe you hoard pre-made flowers. Maybe you hoard flower punches or dies. Maybe you hoard flower stamps. "Dig" out those flowers and use them on your project!
I've created a prayer box. I altered a matchbox. I made my own designer paper using stencils, inks and black stazon. My hoarded flowers are Wild Orchid Flowers. The string flat back pearls are from WOF. The vintage lace I buy locally from a friend.
Inside my cute box is a poem written by Patti at A Soul's Heartbeat. It's about listing your everyday blessings. You know-the little things: a smile, a hug, a rainbow....you get the idea. That way when you're having a bad day-you can look in your box and be reminded of God's blessings!
Head on over to the challenge blog: Craft Hoarders Anonymous and create something to share with us using your hoarded flowers!! You will get lots of inspiration from the designers over there. You might even win a prize!!
I started with a plain prima tag and covered both side with pattern paper (eek! I know-I love them as they are, but sometimes I just can't help but cover them up!!)
The stamps I've used are from Inspired Stamps.
I stamped music notes in the background and distressed the edges with Vintage photo distress ink.
The scripture I stamped onto cream cardstock and punched with a decorative label Stampin Up punch. It fits perfectly in the metal frame.
I did add some distress paint and gold accents to the top of the metal frame. Glued it right down to my tag.
I encircled the tag with vintage lace, string pearls and burlap seam binding on the bottom. Then started layering my leaves and flowers. They are from Wild Orchid Flowers. Tuck them in where you think they need to go. My Hymn Girl is colored with Stampin Up Watercolor pencils. She has dimensionals behind her to pop her up a little bit.
Below is a close up of the flower arrangement. I love how the tag turned out!
I hope you'll jump over the Party Time Tuesday blog-we have some fabulous designers. Every Tuesday there is a new challenge where you can win prizes.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a FANTASTIC Friday!!!