Friday, February 27, 2009

Stretch Your Stash!!!

For Thursday's Ways To Use It challenge on SCS we were to use something frugal- whether it be a great find, a great deal or whatever. Something to stretch our stampin' supplies, and therefore our stampin' dollars (who doesn't want to do that now adays?!).

First of all, have you SEEN the price of a store bought card these days? Especially one with anything dimensional, and forget about a card with something metal on it!!

That just heightens the joy of making a card like this with a piece of an old bracelet I used to wear in college, and a little metal button that fell off an old outfit of one of my kiddos. (Don't worry, I won't have trouble sending this for nostalgia's sake- I have several more pieces from that same bracelet just like this and GOBS of buttons laying around!)

I also felt frugal using this, my LAST piece of going gray in my stash (well, of usable size anyway)! I SO wish I could buy an entire pack of Going Gray. Anyone hate that color and want to trade a few pieces for anything?

Anyway, back to the card. I looked at this bracelet piece for a minute then the word "Boho" popped into my mind. I haven't used this set Boho Backgrounds in a while, so pulled it out (and NO, it is not retired). The Riding Hood Red Top Note I had cut for another project and it didn't get used so it was from my scrap stash also. I worked my keister off on this card trying to get it just right and I gotta say, now that I see it in photo form I like it much better. I think I had just looked at it for too long!

Anyway, stop by again for more tricks for stretching your stash!

Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Boho Backgrounds, All Holidays (what a versatile set that is!), Sanded background
Paper: Basic Gray, Riding Hood Red, Going Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White (Lots of neutrals!)
Accessories: Top Note Die, Big Shot, Scallop punch, circle punch, Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon , White Gel Pen. Non-SU: old bracelet part & old button


  1. wow! great card. love how you used the top note die here and yes, I wan to buy a whole pack of going grey,too! tfs!

  2. ACK! Not until I read your description and looked in my catalog did I know Going Gray cardstock is no longer available! What am I going to do? I love that color ... now I have to hoard what I have left .... waaaah!


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