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Friday, January 20, 2012

Jan ODBD Challenge












Over the weekend of New Year's Eve and New Year's, I had some time off so I decided to get all my scraps organized and start using them up.  I sorted through scraps, used small pieces to punch out shapes, and got them separated by colors and organized into folders.
I had seen a tutorial on this herringbone pattern and wanted to try it.  The first ones I did I used all the same size pieces and followed a pattern with the papers but as I got near the end of my scraps I started using different widths and whatever color I had.  I like both ways and it is a very good way to use up scraps. 

This is the card I am entering in the Jan ODBD challenge even though they already have the 50 they need to get postage paid on 2 boxes of cards to our heroes overseas.  I have had the backgrounds done for 2 weeks and wasn't sure what sentiment I wanted to use until I saw the free digi Paula created for OWHers to use. Thank you, Paula!  Here is the link if you would like to download it. Handmade by Paula  I love the Spellbinder die that creates the circle with the hearts so I printed the digi to fit in the center and cut it out.

8 comments:

  1. Wow!!! i love that pattern!!! great use of scraps you can't bear to toss!!! and good job on being #51... better too many than not enough!!

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  2. Very cute!! I need to use a bunch of scraps, this would be a good way!

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  3. What a fantastic way to use scraps without them looking like scraps! The spellbinders dies makes a perfect frame for the sentiment (so glad you found it and used it :) Great work!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team
    operationwritehome.org

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  4. That background paper is amazing! What a great way to use your scraps.

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  5. Wow! You are the scrap paper expert it seems. I love your creations using them.

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  6. What a creative way to use your paper! Thanks for visiting my blog, BJ. It's appreciated! :)

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