I craft on a budget and so I don’t have anywhere near the amount of supplies as many of my peers in this crafting community. Nonetheless I still manage to fall into the trap of having new crafty goodies that sit for ages without being used. The idea behind this stashbusters series to make use of supplies I have on hand but have yet to use, or have not got much use from.
For this card I wanted to use the Wonky Cross Hatch Die which I’ve been wanting to use for a while. I decided to combine it with the Favorite Puperoni stamp set. Both products are from Simon Says Stamp.
I started by working out roughly how I wanted my design arranged. I actually changed my plan towards the end, but it was good to have a starting point.
I chose a snippet of red patterned card with white dots to cut the die from. As the die is a relatively simple design it cut very easily.
Finally I stamped the sentiment onto black card stock and heat embossed it in white. I then cut it into strips and trimmed them down to a size I was happy with.
Having prepared all my images I worked out how I wanted to arrange them. I changed the sentiment positioning from what I’d originally planned. I then used some repositionable tape to hold all the elements together so that I could easily flip them over and apply foam tape to the back without anything shifting out of place. Then it was simply a case of removing the backing from the foam tape and adhering everything to the card base.
I love how this card turned out. I think it’s really fun and very quirky. Perfect for someone who likes pizza, or dogs, or both. And would work great as a masculine card or even a card for a teenager. The die creates a great focal point and I’m sure I can get more use of it in future. Likewise I’m sure I can get use from the stamp set more in future.
I’m hoping this stashbuster series will be a regular occurrence. No promises as I’m historically bad at keeping on track with series but I’m aiming for weekly. We’ll see how it goes.
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Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – Use Patterned Paper
Creatalicious Challenges – Anything Goes and Optional: Something New (I’m counting the die as ‘new’ as I’d not used it before)
Double D Challenges – On The Menu
Incy Wincy Designs – Celebrate
SheepSki Designs – Old/New
Simon Says Stamp Monday – Party Time
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Something New (I’m counting the die as ‘new’ as I’d not used it before)
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday – Try Something New (I’m counting the die as ‘new’ as I’d not used it before, and also trying a new video series!)
STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge – Anything Goes
STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch Challenge – Stamping and Animals
Sweet Stampin’ – Spots and Dots