Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Just me again, being frugal as always

Wow! Day #3 on the Kompenstampers Blog Tour. 

I thought that I'd show you what to do with some of those Designer Series Papers that might not be 'in season' right now.  For instance, today's card is made with the DSP Cast A Spell.  Quite obviously Halloween paper, this pack is full of black and orange and skulls and spider designs.

Cast A Spell made some cute Halloween cards for about 2 weeks and then we put it aside, eagerly going on to the next Holiday-Thanksgiving (whose cards and projects lasted only about 1 week and then we were on to the Christmas stuff!).

Well, excuse me, but I'm not one to waste anything.  From squeezing every drop of toothpaste out of the tube to using every scrap and every piece of cardstock. Especially the packs of DSP!

I found that some of those Cast A Spell papers covered these Stampin Up chipboard pieces quite well and didn't even look too Halloweeny.

These are how the chipboard pieces arrive:

Bare and gray and so very sad.  But they are very easy to cover with paper.

I used Tombow Multi adhesive to glue the Cast A Spell paper to the chipboard and let it dry for a few hours.  I cut around the chipboard with my paper snips but I didn't worry about getting too close or being too precise. At first.

The best tool to get close and in between all those chipboard pieces is your Hobby Blade:


After you've cut those chipboard shapes with your paper snips and then used the Hobby Blade to get as close as you can, grab a sanding block and smooth the edges.  I always inadvertantly give my nails a quick buffing too, but that is ok because I'm waaaay too cheap  busy to go get a real mani.

Then, use your covered chipboard to decorate your card front.  I also used the Top Note die and a clear button that fell off The Accountant's shirt (does that bring to mind Clark Kent ripping of his shirt to become Superman to you too??).

And, if you really don't like the Cast A Spell DSP, here is another card using Kaleidascope DSP to cover chipboard:

Have a great day and don't forget to CLICK HERE FOR THE NEXT BLOG ON THE TOUR


Sheryl Dreyer said...

Great ideas!!!

Edna Miller said...

Love it! It's also pretty cute how you took the button that fell off THE ACCOUNTANT'S shirt. Cool way to recycle!

Kelly said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing. I re-use everything too so this was great to see.


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