Sunday, December 18, 2011

It's Christmas! Use It Tuesday Challenge #21

Wow, it's been forever since I've blogged, and I really have not been crafting as much as I'd like.  Here's a chance for me to exercise my creative muscle.  These cards are entered into
Use It Tuesday - Challenge #21: Holiday

My first card is this simple North Pole card featuring buttons.  The kraft cardstock and cut from my Art Philosophy cart are actually fairly new, but the buttons however have been sitting, sitting, sitting.... The stamp is from a grab bin last year, Inkadinkadoo Clear Mini Stamp, "Northpole."

I picked up several of these cute little totes full of buttons at a stamp show more than a year ago.  They were only like two bucks each and picked up all kinds of colors like this red/blue tote, a pink/brown tote, and so on.  Let's see, hundreds of buttons purchased over hundreds of days ago, and only appearing on a handful (if that!) of projects.  Yeah, I'd say these goodies qualify as a hoarded supply!

I was quite jazzed about my AP cart from CTMH and their coordinating Christmas stamps.  I turned out this little sparkler in an attempt to use as many cuts+stamps as possible.  The embossed kraft strip, which is popped up on foam tape over ruffled trim, is meant to represent a mantle of sorts with the stockings hanging from it.  But oh, to get those stockings to on!

 I thought I had the perfect coordinating sizes of jump rings... somewhere!  But these little goodies which were tucked away in a tucked away container were not the "jump" rings I'm used to.  These are much more like a car key ring or pet tag ring.  SUPER difficult to attach to my paper project.  No wonder they've sat around for years.  I can't imagine even using them for a bead project.  I would just throw them out, but when it comes to craft items I am a bit of a hoardasaurus!
Finally, the trim on the card was from an awesome TH pack.  This is item is not as old as some others, but I've had it with my other TH collections and looked at it time, and time, and time again... and thought, "I should save this for something special."  Hence, 9 months have gone by, and it was never opened.  Until now!

Thanks for taking a peek.  Merry Christmas!


Jane Izumi Matsumoto said...

Bernadet... you take the cake for using up hoarded stuff! :) My fave is your little bag of buttons. How cute is that tote?! Great job on using up your stash. The card is simple and so very sweet! Thank you for joining us at Use It Tuesday! Happy Holidays! :) Jane

Haven_mom4 said...

I've struggled with similar jump rings and shrinky dink charms. I think I gave mine away. Thanks for sharing at Use it Tuesday-haven