3.3 Thrifty Thursday - Be Crafty!

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3.3 Thrifty Thursday - Be Crafty!

Post by jessicabree on Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:53 pm

If you are like me, scrapbooking was not the first craft/hobby you tried. I still have all these older craft supplies that I have left over from other projects. Well this week, I want to encourage you to PULL them out and think about how you can use them on your scrappy projects.

** I know these are not really "challenges" but I would love to see what you have done in the past or do NEW using your craft supplies **

Some ideas:
1. Craft Paint - I know its obvious, but no one has to buy fancy "scrap" paints. Pull out those older acrylic paints and use them to paint your chipboard or paper. The great thing about OLD acrylic paint is that it gets thicker making it even better for scrap projects than new craft paint.

2. Yarn - one of my newest things is using yarn from my crochet & knitting projects on my scrappy projects. On my project below I used yarn on the layout, which reinforced the theme of the layout.



3. Sequins - forget just buying fancy trim... break out your beads and sequins and try gluing or sewing them onto your projects. In my example below I glued sequins around the edge of the cork board using fabritac.




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Post by Mara on Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:13 am

ohhh love this idea nd your examples are stunning. Im in awe of that knit border!!!

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Post by jennaroo on Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:38 am

I love the crchet'd one, but I cannot do that to save my life.....I would love to leearn though!

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Post by ScrapHappy on Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:37 pm

Just gorgeous!
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Post by jessicabree on Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:40 pm

That crochet border is the dumb little "finger" crochet I learned as a kid. Its so super easy. I wonder if I can find a tutorial! Let me look Smile

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Post by jessicabree on Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:47 pm

Well I don't love this one because there is no explanation but it shows the basic steps... you make a slip knot, then keep pulling a loop thru and tightening it... super easy Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-9iknve_eU

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Post by Mara on Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:56 pm

did you crochet it and then glue it to the page?

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Post by jessicabree on Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:57 pm

Yep!

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Post by Shannon on Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:33 pm

Super cute!!! I was just thinking about using crochet/knitting in a layout the other day! Smile
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Post by Tamara on Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:37 am

those are so awesome, Bree.
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Post by jessicabree on Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:08 am

Thanks Tam Very Happy

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