Monday 30 April 2012

Card of the Week: The One Pad Challenge

Let's begin with 2 things:
  1. I love a good crafty challenge
  2. I broke the rules.
When I went to Scrapfest a few weeks back, I said to myself (and to my husband) that I was not going to buy any paper.  I have tons and some of it is from a paper shopping spree at Scrapfest a few years back.  No, I was not going to buy any paper.  I was going to use what I have at home.  That was the rule!

Well, you can imagine how long that lasted once I got to the show and was surrounded by paper and paper and paper (oh, my).

But to my credit, I showed unbelievable restraint and only bought this one lovely pad of patterned paper: 36-6x6 sheets of indie bloom by Basic Grey.

It was in a clearance bin for only $3.00 (which was enough justification for me).

And I bought it while issuing myself this challenge:

How many cards can a card maker make from one pad of patterned paper?

(Try saying that 10 times fast)

So, for the next few weeks I am going to be making as many cards as I can from this one $3.00 pad of patterned paper.  

There are only 2 rules/guidelines for this challenge:  
  1. All additional supplies needed - cardstock, embellishments, chipboard, buttons - must come from my stash.  No additional purchases allowed.
  2. Cards can be any size - full size greeting cards, note cards, and maybe even tags so to stretch the supplies even further.
This week's creations are as follows:
Card Base: Recollections; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey; Cardstock: Bazzill; Flower: Prima; Rhinestones: Kaiser Crafts; Button, Ribbon, Sewing Thread: my craft stash; Rub-On: American Crafts; Distress Ink: Ranger Ink; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives, Glue Dots

Tag Base: Recollections; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey; Ribbon, Button, Chipboard Letter: my craft stash; Border Punch: Fiskers; Distress Ink: Ranger Ink; Corrugated Cardboard: the garage; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives, Glue Dots

Would you like to join me in this challenge?  

Even if you don't have a full 6x6 pad of patterned paper, just grab one 12x12 piece of paper and see how many cards/tags you can make from it.

Have fun!

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