Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Shopping Our Stash Challenge 5 Tools of the Trade

I am totally cheating and copying most of the post on the SOS site, but my mind is simply not totally functional tonight... at any rate:

Welcome to another installment of Shopping Our Stash! This week our challenge is called:

Tools of The Trade

Let's use some of those tools we *had* to have but don't use often-could be your eyelet setter, circle cutter, decorative scissors, fastenator, tiny attacher, cropodile or maybe you have an embossing folder that has not yet been used, nestabilities that haven't been opened, or even your paper piercer can be called into use on your project! How about a punch, your bow easy, or sewing machine? Use a tool that is rather neglected!

I used my paper crimper, which isn't THAT neglected since I haven't had it long, but still. I had to uncover it from the depths of my mess, so that made it okay. Then I used my scoreboard for pleating the crimper-ed cardstock. I also used my Distress inks here and there. The townscape die from Tim Holtz was never before used until this card... I bought it during a sale at a LSS only because it was ON SALE and TIM HOLTZ.. . I am pushover. The sentiment is Unity. It's a bit different from my normal cards but that is a good thing.. always good to try something different.

So, put your thinking caps on and join us this week at Shopping Our Stash!

Hooked on Crafts- anything goes

ALSO: see Izzy's Birthday post to wish my puggie a happy 12th Birthday this week and you could be the winner of a bundle of seam binding ribbon!


Jan said...

Fab card xx Jan

Paige said...

I love the scene you created with your neglected tools! This was a fun (if not a bit frustrating - "wink") challenge this week!

Linda Palmer said...

Very cute! Love those houses all in a row. Great job and I love the crimping. Maybe I'll find time to join you all in this one.

Crystal said...

Wow Carla, I LOVE this card!! This would be the perfect "Welcome to the Neighbourhood" type cards or "new home" cards! I love that die and the colours you used look fabulous!! Love the look of the pleated paper too!

Tanya R said...

This is so nice. Love the border and how distressed it looks.

Mandy said...

Wonderful card....Love the colours...Thanks for sharing with us at Hooked on Crafts challenge...
Mandy x