Choose Your Challenge
Create any type or style of project you wish, as long as you pick ONE (1) item from each category in the chart below! Choose your cardstock, printed paper, or other base (box, canvas, tray, etc.). Next, choose your adhesive. Finally, from the chart below, choose your coloring medium, fiber, technique, texture, and embellishment for your project! The combinations are almost endless! (You may choose more than one item from each category, but you MUST have AT LEAST ONE from each!) Pull out those hoarded products, have fun, and welcome to a NEW YEAR at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!
Twine or Cord
Sandpaper or Distressing Tool
Ephemera or Found Items
Markers or Colored Pencils
Fabric or Lace
(heat, dry, paste, etc.)
Ribbon or Seam Binding
Die Cutting or Punching
Burlap or Canvas
Folding and Scoring
Wood or Glass
Brads or Eyelets
Chalk or Pastels
Yarn, Thread, or Floss
Metal or Wire
** Bling: Rhinestones, Glitter or Glitter Glue, Beads, Pearls, Sequins, etc.
I enjoy a challenge that makes me really dig into my hoard, so this was a fun one for me! Here are the items I used: Ink, Markers (to color the pearls), Ribbon, Coloring, Stamping, Die Cutting, Metal, Bling (pearls and sequins).
If you love this paper, then keep an eye out for it to hit the stores soon! It is a BRAND NEW RELEASE from Graphic 45 called Artisan Style! It is filled with saturated colors, flowers, peacocks, and architectural details!
This card is 6" x 4 1/2" - this is my new "go-to" size of card. I was sick of all those bits of paper that I cut off to make 5 1/2" cards, so I just cut out the middle man! I trim a 12" x 12" piece of cardstock to 4 1/2" inches wide, and then score at 6" to make a top-fold card that is 6" x 4 1/2".
Here is a closer look at the Graphic 45 metal keyhole, and those pearls that I "colorized" with a Copic marker. They were white when I started out. And who doesn't love sequins topped with tiny pearls?!
Part of my hoard is a HUGE, GINORMOUS ribbon stash! I have so much ribbon, and yet, I buy more all the time. Bonnie at Really Reasonable Ribbon keeps me well supplied! I am the February Guest DT for the RRR monthly blog hop, so watch for that! Anyway, I found this beautiful, pale orange ribbon in my stash, and it is perfect for my card. The orange is exactly the same shade as the palest orange in the flowers on the printed paper! Unfortunately, I cannot find this same ribbon in the RRR store. It is a 1" width, and just a luscious satin!
Because I love to toot my own horn, I used one of the stamps I designed for my inside greeting. Thanks for stopping by!
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Cardstock: Worldwin Black, Ivory
Metal: Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key and Keyhole
Die templates: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large, Standard Circles Small, Classic Scalloped Circle Small; My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax and Layers
Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps/Gloria Stengel Designs Birthday Word Art
Ribbon: pale orange satin, 1" (from stash)
Sequins: Craft Medley
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Scrap Perfect Best Glue Ever; hot glue