Sunday, January 27, 2019

30 day Use Your Scraps challenge - Day 1 - Hedgehog Birthday

I'm was getting overrun by scraps - I usually just throw them into a flat rate box and it was so full, that I did not even feel like going in and trying to find something in that mess - plus I have another box of backgrounds and colored images and a drawer of die cut things - nothing was ever used, since I always went for a new sheet of paper when I needed something. 
SO I decided to change it and gave myself a 30 day challenge - make a card every day just from what's in my scrap boxes.
First I went through the scraps and sorted then by color - anything that was big enough for a card base I turned into a card base. Then I made a bunch of 4 x 5 1/4 inch layers and the rest went into ziploc bags sorted by colors - I will try to use these for die cuts and layering.
To give me ideas for layouts I printed out several pages of MFT sketches - you can find them HERE.

Now let's start the challenge - I promise that for the next 30 days no new papers will be cut into and I will do my best to reduce my stash. It should not take up too much time, because I will be mostly using images I colored before and stashed away

Day 1

For my first card I used Penny Black hedgies I had colored years ago (with Prismacolor pencils), Sentiment is from SU and the little fence border was punched. Everything else is from my scraps.

I'm entering it into these challenges:
Crafty Friends - Animals
Cute Card Thursday - Critters
Stamploration - Stamps + Animals


Chris Dring said...

Alica, this is so adorable! Love this card! And way to go organizing and actually USING all your scraps! You go girl! Thanks for joining the fun at STAMPlorations theme & sketch challenge!

Diane Louise J said...

Hello…. You have made a beautiful card, the hedgehogs are so cute…. Thanks for entering it into the ‘Animals/Birds’ challenge at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck in the draw and hope you can join us again for our next challenge.
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Barbara Godden said...

How big is your "pizza" box? I have 4 small pizza boxes with scraps. Best I try to dig in and challenge myself too. Fabulous card love the fence border.

Deb said...

That is a great idea, I need to follow you lead, gorgeous card!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

pst said...

Great card, wonderful to use the fence border vertically. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Friends, we hope to see you back again.

Suchi said...

Great way to use your scraps! Lovely card! Thank u so much for playing with us at STAMPlorations sketch and theme this month! Do join us again! :)

Suchi-DT xx

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