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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Altered Eclectics - September Anything Goes Challenge

Hello, Crafty Peeples!
It is time, once again for me to start making these little coupon wallets that I so love giving as RAK gifts.   This one was actually created for another challenge, but was rejected, so I decided to use it for this month Altered Eclectics Anything Goes Challenge.

I think I am going to keep this as a reminder that failure isn't always a negative!  I love this set and it has received nice reviews from those who have seen it in real life!

I love these little coupon wallets and Key Chain Tag Minis.  This time, I added a pillbox.  This large hinge was the inspiration for the project.  I had two and hope to use one on a journal project.  The pillbox is a mini Altoid's tin!
One thing I learned during from this "failed" adventure is that I am a "free range" crafter!  It is rather fun to get back to just crafting!
This was my first experiment using accordion folds on my wallets. The new design will have the accordion fold on the bottom as well.
The inside is really simple but functional and fun!  The pad has a magnetic strip on the back but I also made a pocket so that a non-magnetic pad may be used as well.

Cover construction:  Chipboard covered in kraft paper.  The kraft paper was then colored with ink, stamped and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Materials Used:
Kraft Paper
Various Printed Papers
Decorative Hinge
Magnetic Tape Strip
Various Inks
All the materials used are from my stash.  Sorry, I don't have the brand names.  It doesn't matter anyway.  Use what you have and make it work!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Shopping Our Stash - What's The Good Word

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
Welcome to another fun Tuesday at Shopping Our Stash! 
What's The Good Word - Use a Single Word Die Cut
I actually made two cards for this challenge.  I mis-read the challenge the first time.  I thought we were supposed to use a single word, so I made the kraft "Love" card.  Then when I went to the blog to upload my project I realized I was supposed to use a die cut!  SMH.  
I find myself still playing around with black and white and using the die cut negative seemed the perfect focal for this creation! The ribbon on this project is almost ten years old.  I found it at Michaels during their after X-mas sale.  I planned to use it on a jewelry box, but that project never materialized!  
Everything in this project is stash. I have been exceptionally good about not buying craft supplies. My little savings account is growing! I plan to cancel a few subscriptions and really devote myself to just using what I have.

Stash Materials Used:
Bazzill - White Card Stock:  5 years old
Ribbon - 10 years old
Photo Corners - 6 years old
Chalk Color Sticks - 8 years old
Thanks Die - Memory Box - 5 years old
Flamingo Die - Echo Park Designer Dies - 2 years old
Embossing Folder - WRMK Next Level "Quilted" - 6 months old

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