Sunday, June 19, 2011
Fate was smiling on me this month. I discovered a newly-formed group that encompasses all the things I love: paper crafts, international friendship, service to others, and green living! The name of the group is Scrap for Help, and their web site is http://scrapforhelp.blogspot.com.
Each month Scrap for Help issues a challenge to create a craft project of your choice that incorporates two specific repurposed items. This month, participants are to use bubble wrap and flags in their projects. The Scrap for Help team and guest designer Iris Babao Uy all created sample projects to get your creative juices flowing. Check out the sample projects here.
Scrap for Help will also announce a charity project each month. This month, they are spotlighting an organization in Brazil that provides various services to children in need. The group is looking for donations of large-sized colored pencils and packs of xerox/printer paper for use in children's occupational therapy. To learn how to donate, check out this post.
Here is my project (below), a card with the sentiment "Celebrate Life." I used a scrap of bubble-wrap stamped paper that was left over from a different project, and a flag that I saved from a bakery cupcake. The colors on the flag didn't match those in my stamped paper, so I covered the flag with a Bo-Bunny sentiment sticker and rounded out the design with more scraps from Bo-Bunny and Fancy Pants papers.
Supplies: card base (Yours Truly), navy blue and light green cardstock (both from The Paper Company), top and bottom strips of patterned paper (both from Fancy Pants), all other patterned papers (Bo-Bunny Press), stickers (all from Bo-Bunny Press), orange paint (Plaid), white paint (Deco Art), bubble wrap, flag from a cupcake, ribbon scrap. I traced the edge of a plate to achieve the curve of the navy blue cardstock.
Each month, participants in Scrap for Help are eligible to win a prize. This month, the prize is a kit from Nikki Sivils. Again, see the Scrap for Help site for more details.
Here's to solidarity!