Friday, Nov. 6 - ssnotime112 - Let's be Thrifty -- I love the simple and natural look of brown postal wrap and/or the inside of brown paper grocery sacks. I use them often at Christmas to wrap packages, but they would work well in card making, too! And that is today's challenge -- use either brown postal wrap OR the inside of a paper grocery sack in your project. And your project may be anything at all -- a card, a wrapped package, a 3-D or altered item -- decorated to the hilt of done plain and simple -- let's just collectively find some uses and share ideas for using a fun, inexpensive and under-utilized product!
I'm using another new My Favorite Things November release image on my card. You may have seen her in a kit a couple of months ago, but now she's available as a stand alone set. It hit me that Gifty Girl's shopping bags could be brown paper shopping bags! So, after stamping her on a Perfect Paper Panel with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and coloring with Copic markers, I paper pieced her shopping bags with the brown wrapping paper. I paper pieced WTG's dress with Old Olive DSP and used more brown wrapping paper on the Labels Four mat. To give this element more body, I cut it and some thin chip board at the same time then glued them together--it's up on 3M foam squares, as is the main image. This patterned paper is from Webster's Pages Magical Wishes 6 x 6 pad and I love the colors--the brown wrapping paper matches perfectly IRL ! Some lavender ribbon and a few Dew Drops dress this card up. The perfect little bow was made with my Bow Easy that I got from Sharon's store, and I couldn't resist adding a little chipboard flower that I spritzed with olive green Glimmer Mist under the bow. I'm using Mercy's Tuesday Sketch #46 although I flipped it every which way I could, LOL. I promise this sketch was my inspiration :)
So, now it's your turn. Come along and play and take us up on the challenge--we'd love to see what you come up with. If you do, be sure to leave a comment on Sharon's blog telling her where you uploaded. Please use the keyword ssnotime112 if you upload to a public forum. Check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also the great designs from the Stamp Simply team and let's give a warm welcome to our November Guest Designer, Bethany Paull--welcome, Bethany, we're so glad to have you with us this month!
Bethany Paull - November Guest Designer
Barb Schram (filling in for Jennifer Buck who is taking some time off)
A J Otto
Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: Gifty Girl (MFT)
Paper: Brown postal wrapping paper; Whisper White, Old Olive, Pale Plum, Old Olive DSP (SU!); Magical Wishes (Webster's Pages); Perfect Paper Panel (MFT)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Labels One and Dahlia Nestabilities; 4M foam squares, ribbon (craft store); Glimmer Mist; Copic markers; Dew Drops; Bow Easy