Friday, May 21, 2010

Make It Work!

I'm no Tim Gunn, but hey, I can sometimes make it work. "It" being scrapbooking. Case in point: the white buttons from this month's kit. They are so pretty with all those details. Love them. I used them tied with some blue string, and with the chipboard flowers on a layout. With the leftovers, I decided to make a card using the buttons as cherries. But the buttons are white, and cherries are (usually) red... So I painted them! With a fabric pen. I sprinkled them with some clear embossing powder to set the paint, carefully heated them up, and voilá, red buttons.

Another thing I did this month was to upcycle what would have been trash. I love the Lily Bee Blueberry Pie grid patterned paper, but I did use my entire sheet on one layout. So I looked around and saw the cardboard sheet that holds the rub-ons. A lightbulb went on, and I used it on my "Fun Is" layout as well as the cherry card. No waste!

So there you have it. I made it work. I bet you hav
e some awesome ideas on how to make supplies work for you. Please share with us here, and in our Flickr group.

Hope you have a great weekend with lots of time to scrap!


Vicky May 21, 2010 at 7:10 PM  

How cool is this! Love your Cheery Cherry Card!

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