Let's go backwards...
Last week's challenge (JB02) was "inchies" (from "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" [GET IT? I do... lol!]). Now some of you might not know what "inchies" are literally an inch. It is art in a box... a one inch box. Some of you may call them deco squares, but most people call them inchies, and they are super popular right now. FYI... if you have lots of scraps around, use them to make these simple items and decorate your borders, your ATC (artist trading cards), your regular cards and other things.
Here's my take:
My "Inchie" Card
I don't usually make square cards, but I was feeling a little square after making all these inchies...
(I know the background is a little busy [see all the craft crap?] but forgive, as I was busy!)
So, here's a closeup of my inchies...
I actually did the background (shadow) of the inchies in 1 1/4"
Then I cut white cardstock into inches and Glimmer-Misted them with English Ivy
And then... I used my stash! Those green-glittered pieces? are the leftovers off my Cricut mat
from my Scrolled Christmas Trees (Christmas Noel Cartridge)
that I just.couldn't.bare.to.part.with.
I prefer the phrase "frugal crafter", people... NOT!
You see this? This is pleated ribbon. I totally tried to give credit where credit was due,
But, CRAP! I can't find the blog or the video where someone did this!
I used Tim Holtz's Tiny Attacher to pleat the ribbon, folding it this way and that as I stapled
teeny tiny little staples all over that card. Yes... I worked it. (and caught up on some TV while doing so!)
If you know where the video or blog is, please leave it in the comments and I'll hook it up. Thanks!
On to the first week's card (JB01)... The challenge was "Something Old, Something New". Um... yeah. I'm old, so I'm puttin' that up there! I pondered and thought, thought and pondered. And so... I was looking through all of my accumulated stash (once again, people... NOT a hoarder!!! Frugal crafting is the correct terminology here...). I found all kinds of stuff, but nothing that really inspired me. And then... I started going through my sewing stuff. I found some super old lace and went off that!
I had some ribbon that is fairly new that I would never even use so... yeah... don't know why I even had it... because, well... pink is just NOT my thing. But... I decided to go with the flow (and it was flowin'!), and I came up with this:
And, I used beads from my stash, buttons from my stash,
cool green lime chalk (for the background) from my stash,
and awesome chunky red glitter from my stash.
Can I get a "WHOOP, WHOOP!"? I did it... all caught up and cleaning up to do! Woohoo, woohoo!