12 June 2013

Thrifty June at Scrapmatts

Hello everyone

As you may have seen from some DT posts over at Scrapmatts this month, our challenge was to create a card using minimal materials i.e. 2 patterned papers, cardstock and Scrapmatts. Well I decided to reinvent the challenge a bit and show you exactly how thrifty you can get with minimal supplies.

If you are like me, you probably have a stack of 6x6 paper pads floating around. I have probably 75% of the Kaisercraft ones from the past few years and while I do pull them out for the occasional card or layout, most are still almost full. So with a recent plan to start using my stash and downsize some of my clutter, I challenged myself to make as many cards as possible using one paper pad, some plain blank cards and some scrapmatts. And here is the end result:

Yep that's 20 cards... from one paper pad and to be honest I sort of ran out of motivation but there is enough left in the pad for another few cards using all the scraps and die cuts etc. One of these days I will finish off the rest of the pad. But how fabulous is that. 20 cards on a minimal budget, using nothing more than one paper pad which is less than $10, a couple of packs of $2 cards & a few of bulk packs of Scrapmatts such as words, birds etc. Each card has one or two pieces of chipboard to give it a simple bit of embellishment.


Now keeping with the thrifty theme, we had the chance to do anything for our second project so I did a little upcycling. Have you ever seen a toilet paper mini album? I discovered these late last year and did a mini brag book for mum following the birth of my daughter. My sister really wanted one so here is hers, 6 months later. Ooops! It is made from flattered toilet paper rolls. Easiest thing is to run them through a cuttlebug or something similar if you have one. The rolls were then painted and embellished. Again using one of those Kaiser mini pads. The tags are made just from cardstock but you could have made them using cut up toilet rolls but the cardstock is just a bit easier to work with.

Link your rolls with an album ring and decorate as you please.







Thanks for stopping by
Holly :)


Chloe :-) said...

Wow, you have been busy!! :-)
Lovely cards and the little album is so gorgeous :-)

Alanna said...

OMG that's so freaking impressive! Nice work on using up the Le Chateau pad!!

Lauren Tomecek said...

Love the mini album! 20 cards is quite impressive.