Top Thrifty Tip – Lets Get Hopping

Top Thrifty Tip – Lets Get Hopping

Hi, so glad you have popped by! I hope you are having a great day so far. This week I am taking part in a Blog Hop. Hopefully, you will have arrived from Stamping Susan Wong's blog. I joined a Facebook group to try and improve my blogging adventure, and have certainly learnt a few things from there. One opportunity as part of the group was to take part in a blog hop and today's blog hop is all about Top Thrifty Tips. So, it is well worth a hop or two if you can pick up some great tips along the way!

My Top Thrifty tip:

Never throw away your off-cuts, die cuts and unused experiments!

I have a 4 draw box to the side of my crafting area where I keep my scraps. These have been separated into categories making it easier to find certain scarps when I need it. With this, I tend to find I use my scraps more often. 

I also have a little wallet folder on my craft table. Inside, I have three pockets for scrap white, black and kraft card. Whenever I'm making cards, I often add sentiments by stamping on to card and foam mounting onto the design. The card I usually stamp on would either be white, black and kraft. So having my scraps organised and in reach is a real time saver!

Today's card was created using all scraps, even the white card mounted for the background this was an off cut. So read on and find out how I transformed these scraps into a card!

Top Thrifty tip Card details:

This first photo is to illustrate that the items I used were indeed scraps and left overs from previous experiments. I had already heat embossed the bird cage, but never used it in the initially project. This was the scrap that initiated this card and gave me the idea for the design.

The feathers and circle die-cut were left over scraps from another card of mine. To see the original card, check it out here

To tie the card design together I heat embossed the feathers 2-3 times in either copper or gold embossing powder. By embossing these, I produce some beautiful dimensional faux metal feathers. The heat embossing also gave the feathers a curved shape. I used the curved shape to give further dimension to the circle die-cut, as I was able to foam mount that onto the background. 

The feathers and bird cage were adhere down with glossy accents. To cover up the adhesive at the ends of the feather, I created a cluster of sequins. 

I used a scrap die cut as the sentiment for the card, and to lift it from the background as it was white, I used a strip of scrap matching card stock. I wanted to add a little more detail, so I added some scrap copper glitter card to the sentiment and down the side. Finally, I foam mounted the design onto the cardbase and rounded the bottom corner. 

Did you like this project? Why not pin it and save for later? It will be there for when you need it!

Don't forget to hop along!

Nina McMillan over at Nina's Southern Accents

I hope you have found this top thrifty tip useful and have found plenty more on your way here. Make sure you continue along the blog hop by clicking the arrow above. But, if you have time why not leave me a comment below. I would love to here from you and what you thought of today's post!

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Till next time,

*this post was NOT sponsored, requested, or paid for; I have written it because I wanted to. The information provided is based on my own personal experience. I am not an expert and I do not work for these companies. 

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