Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ten on the Tenth: Mini Supplies

Hi, everyone!  It's the tenth of September, so I want to welcome you to the latest instalment of "Ten on the Tenth," my monthly destashing series.  For this series I take ten items from my stash of supplies and use them to create both a card and a layout.  Then, I create one more project, using up whatever scraps are left.  To whet your appetite, I'll begin this post by showing you the card that I created.

Supplies: patterned cardstock from Neenah Paper; chipboard sentiment from ScrapMatts; corner punch from Creative Memories.

This month I thought it would be fun to use up some "mini"-sized supplies, including sequins, a button stamp, 8.5x11" cardstock, and 6x6" patterned paper.  Sometimes it's fun to move away from the standard 12x12" scrapbook page and make something little and cute.

My 10 supplies for the month--items 1 & 2 (cardstock): floral & text-print patterned cardstock from Neenah Paper; items 3 & 4 (patterned paper): yellow chevron & green dot from My Mind's Eye; items 5 & 6 (embellishments): cut-apart index cards from Lily Bee packaging & a baker's dozen sequins; items 7 & 8 (non-consumables): heart punch from All Night Media & button stamp from My Mind's Eye; items 9 & 10 (throwaway items): mini brown shopping bag from jewelry purchase & scrap of corrugated cardstock with petite ribbing.

The triptych above shows my supplies.  They're all in the top photo.  The bottom left photo shows the flipsides of the patterned papers, which offer many colorful cut-apart pieces.  The bottom right photo shows a close-up of the index card sheet and the button stamp.  With these supplies, I had the option of creating a subtle, tone-on-tone kraft look, as I did for the birthday card at the top of this post.  But I also had the option of creating something much more colorful...

previously blogged here

...which is what I did with this scrapbook page.  It's a 7x7" page, for the mini album that I'm making about my cats.

Additional supplies: ink from Hero Arts; blue thread from DMC; red thread from Canvas Corp.; laser-cut wood pieces from ScrapMatts.

To my surprise, I had very little cardstock and paper left over when I had finished making the birthday card and cat layout.  All I could think to do with the scraps was to make some page embellishments, which is what you see in this photo.  I've already begun using these embellishments on some new scrapbook pages.  I'll show an example in a future post.  [ETA: I've added that post here.]  But for now, I'm going to sign off.  Thanks for visiting my blog today.  I always enjoy sharing ideas for fun ways to use up supplies.  Happy crafting!  :)


Carol L said...

You are the queen of de-stashing! Everything looks like it was so much fun putting together, and I love those papers! GJ!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

And here it is already the 11th! You really got rid of a LOT of your stash this month. Very impressive. That's a lovely card, and of course, I saw the Cats and Books layout earlier. Both are very nicely done.

Patricia said...

this birthday card is awesome..

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is lovely and your paper and colors choices are perfect!!!

Sharon Fritchman said...

What a wonderful and creative idea, Denise! I love this! And the card and layout you made are fabulous. I really like that you then use your left overs to make something else, too. Awesome!!!!!

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous ane such fun creations. Love the creative framing around the books photo.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}