Tuesday, March 10, 2015

De-stashing with Punched Shapes

It's been a long time since my latest card share, but I've got a fun one today.  This is a stash-busting card, because I used a punch to make all those little hearts out of leftover bits of paper.  Hooray for using up scraps!
Supplies: all paper & stickers from October Afternoon; punch from All Night Media; ink from Clearsnap.

I had to putz around quite a bit to get all the hearts lined up just the way I wanted them.

All the putzing was worth it, though, because I'm so happy with the dimensional look of the card.

I decided to use punched hearts on a layout, too.  It's so fun to mix different colors and patterns.
Supplies: cardstock from Bazzill; all paper from Simple Stories; heart punch from All Night Media; thread from DMC; woodgrain letter stickers from Hambly; green letter stickers from Lawn Fawn; word sticker from Bo Bunny; button from Blumenthal Lansing; pen from Foray; spray ink from October Afternoon.

I tried to give this page a shabby, worn, "well loved" feeling, like the title says.

The idea to string the hearts like sequins was inspired by a card I saw on Kirsty Vittetoe's blog, and she in turn was inspired by a post on the Papertrey Ink blog.

Like the card at the top of this post, my layout has a lot of dimension.

However, all the elements "squish down" really easily, in order to fit neatly inside an album page protector.

It was fun to mix and match cute little paper scraps from my stash to create these two projects.  Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

Monday, March 2, 2015

A Breath of Spring

Anyone have spring fever?  Just for fun, I thought I'd share this spring scrapbook page today.  As you see, I am still dabbling in simple mixed media techniques.

Supplies: cardstock from Bazzill; stationery from Paperchase; pen from Zig; canvas fabric (for leaves) from Canvas Corp.; paint from DecoArt; spray must from October Afternoon; masks, washi, flower, & clock face from Natalie May Etsy.

It has certainly been the year of weird weather so far.  Wherever you are, I hope that good weather will come your way soon!