Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Challenge #65: Scraps, Pieces, Odds & Ends

 Happy Tuesday, Friends!

There aren't many crafters who will claim that they don't have miles and piles of scraps in their stash.
Which makes it just perfect that this week's theme is  

Paper scraps, ribbon scraps, last button, end of the roll....it goes on and on.
***REMEMBER: All of our challenges call for you to use your hoarded supplies! A challenge requirement is to tell us in your post what you used!***

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As always, one lucky participant will be randomly chosen to be a featured guest designer in an upcoming challenge!

Our Design Team had no shortage of scraps, pieces, odds and ends to share with  you this week. Here's what they all came up with for you:

Jessica A used stickers that were the last of a sticker sheet that's been hanging around for a year. The oldest things are the tiny brads, 3 years old. As well, this is the first time that border punch has been used, even though it's been around for the best part of six months!

Rachel raided her white and yellow cardstock scraps to make this 4 drawer easel card. She also found some brads collecting dust in her stash for the past few years that made a great addition to the project!

Tammy card uses a starburst background that was the last in the box she had purchased. The star brads were just hanging around on her craft desk, along with the scraps used for the banners. The stamp set also has never been used before!

Valentina is getting a headstart on this holiday season. She opened up her Christmas scraps from last year and found it was bursting at the seams! The little pieces were perfect to create these banners and stars. Quick and cute!

Nicole used scrap pieces as borders along the sides and bottom, as well as for the banner on top.  A bit of scrap ribbon made a simple bow to finish the card off.

Becky put this stamp by Fresh Squeezed Stamps on her "must have" list when it first came out, but then left it buried in her stash. She finally cracked the package for this beauty, stamping the images onto little scraps saved from The Pier collection.

Tracy started with a pile of scraps from this collection that she's had for over a year now and created this beautiful layout. She couldn't let those hexagons go to waste and it's a good thing she didn't!

Michele'shas a little bowl on her shelf where she keeps her odds and ends left over from projects or card kits. She dug into her bowl for this week's challenge and found the little button brads on this card, which were from a kit purchased 1 1/2 years ago.

Jessica B thought only small pieces made it to her scrap bin, so what was this large piece of adorably cute paper doing there? It has to be at least 4 years old, since she hasn't purchased baby paper in at least that long. She found just enough paper to cut those four butterflies out and accented them with pearls that are so beloved, they may cause a few tears once the package is empty. 

Thanks to the Design Team this week for some great inspiration!!
Now, let's see what you have for us.

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