I've been digging deep into my craft supplies stash! Check out the fun goodies I found to make today's card.
The Challenge of Tiny Spaces
Unlike many crafters, I don't have a dedicated craft room. Instead I have a craft corner -- a little nook in our living/dining area where I store my supplies. Living in a tiny house with four other adult-sized people and three pets means there isn't space for my craft supplies to overflow their designated spot. However, that doesn't mean they're always organized!
If anything, having a tiny space to work with means I've typically shoved my craft supplies in where I could fit them, and not necessarily where it makes the most sense for them to go. As a result, I've forgotten about or lost a lot of what I have. Until recently, that is!
This year I decided it was time to break the cycle of forgetting and losing supplies. To do this, I totally overhauled my tiny space. (If you're interested, you can read about the tools that I used to do this over at my paper craft instruction website -- Paper Craft Romance.) In the process, I found so many supplies -- some of which I've never even used!
My favorite found treasure from reorganizing my craft area is the lovely harvest pumpkins embossing folder that I used on today's card. I snagged this folder at a seasonal clearance sale a few years ago, and then totally forgot I had it! This card is actually the first project I've ever used it on.
Another treasure I'm thankful to have found is this sweet Fall mice image by Laurie Furnell. I printed it along with several of Laurie's other images a few years back, and again, lost track of it before using it. Since most of Laurie's digis have been discontinued, I was glad not only to find this one, but for the reminder that I have many of her digi files that I can print anytime. Clearly, reorganizing my craft space was a good thing!
How I Made This Card
To make today's card, I started with a white card base. White makes such an awesome base color, because anything you layer onto it shows up in high contrast! Next I embossed a layer of Tangerine cardstock with my first found treasure -- the harvest pumpkins embossing folder. Then I sanded the embossing a bit with a sanding block so that some of the white core of the cardstock would show.
For the card layout, I used this week's sketch by Mojo Monday. Their sketches are always so much fun to play with! I layered together a few different papers here according to the sketch, including some Fern and Kraft cardstock and patterned papers from the Swan Lake collection by Close To My Heart. Then I fussy cut the sweet mice image and applied it with foam tape. Although it doesn't show well in the photo, I glittered up the heart and bow on the girl mouse with my Wink of Stella brush, too. Finally, I punched a couple holes in the side of the Kraft cardstock, and tied a little strand of ribbon through to finish off the card.
I used these materials to make this card:
- Harvest pumpkins Cuttlebug embossing folder (retired)
- Cuttlebug embossing machine
- Cardstock - Tangerine, Fern, Kraft, and White Daisy
- Swan Lake patterned papers
- Fall mice image by Laurie Furnell
- Enchantment Ribbon Pack
- Bonding Memories glue
- Foam tape
I'm sharing my card for these challenges today:
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