Everyone is going green these days, and The Paper Players are doing their part to get everyone involved in the fun! It may be easier than you think! All we are asking is that you take a look around your house and find something to repurpose on your card. It could be something from the mail, a piece of ribbon from a gift, a button from an old shirt, or even something from the trash. So let's get the recycling party started!
The Stampin' Schach Stampin' Tips:
- Make your own paper from scraps! I am a paper hoarder, and I will often save scraps that are really too small to use. So, I filled up my blender with scraps of blue, purple, pink and red Stampin' Up! card stock, and added water. After a few blasts of power, I poured the slurry out onto a screen wire frame and allowed the water to drain through. I then blotted with newspaper, and carefully peeled it from the frame. I continued blotting and allowed it to dry. The result was a paper mat in a delightful shade of blue!
- Paper flowers! Bright magazine pages can be used to make delightful flowers. I used pages from an outdated Avon catalog, as well as Perfect Plum card stock and First Edition Designer Series Paper to make the large blossom that graces today's card.
- Corrugated cardboard adds texture! I simply ripped off a piece from the card board box in which the Stampin' Up! die storage boxes are shipped. Quick and easy!
- Don't through away the circular cardboard core from the Mini Glue Dots! I peeled off the outer layer and stamped a sentiment from Bring on the Cake onto it!
- Add a touch of glam! I embossed a piece of Early Espresso card stock using the Finial Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, brayered it with VersaMark, and heat embossed with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder. It adds an unexpected touch of elegance against the "grunge" elements!
I hope you will join us in this week's challenge. I will definitely enjoy seeing what things you come up with on your projects! And what do you think of today's card? It will be hand-delivered to my sister for her birthday. She turns the big...well, suffice it to say she is 13 years older than I am! Obviously, it is not a card to just drop in the mail. I hope she likes it! And if you have any questions about the cards that I create or the techniques that I use, I am only an email away! Until next time...
Stamp Set: Bring on the Cake (W 121899, C 121958---Occasions Mini); Inks: Early Espresso (119670), Soft Suede (115657), VersaMark (102283); Designer Series Paper: First Edition (121878---Occasions Mini); Card Stock: Crumb Cake (119929), Early Espresso (119686), Perfect Plum (101889), Rose Red (102544), Old Olive (100702); Tools: Big Shot (113439), Finial Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (115963), Fun Flowers Bigz Die (121812---Occasions Mini), Eyelet Border Punch (119853), Brayer (102395), Sponge Dauber (102892), Boho Blossoms Punch (119858), Scallop Circle Punch (119854), Heat Tool (100005); Glitz and Glam: Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (109129), Antique Brad (117273), Basic Pearls (119247), Rose Red 1/2" Seam Binding (121884); Other: Blender, Wire Screen, magazine, corrugated cardboard, card stock scraps