Hello, Friends. I hope you all are enjoying your weekend. Given that I am always looking to get those creative juices flowing in the month of January, I decided to participate in a crafty challenge. This month, Pinkfresh Studio has a challenge where you basically get to pick from all twelve challenges that they had in 2021. That’s easy enough! I first picked the Stripes challenge from August ’21 because I do love working with paper strips. 

Supplies

Pinkfresh Studio Color Block Stripes Die   

Pinkfresh Studio Slim Ornate Banner Die 

Pinkfresh Studio Hugs and Good Vibes Stamp Set

Bonus Second Card

My first card was pretty straightforward, and I do love how it turned out. I think it would cheer anyone up who may need it. But, creating that card added to my stash of die cutting scraps. Am I the only one who refuses to throw any paper scraps away? I keep even the smallest of scraps – you never know when you’re going to need a tiny red heart or a purple star. And I do use those little scraps – a lot! But the scrap that is leftover from cutting those paper strips is a little more challenging. Every time I have used that die, I have kept the scrap. So, after creating even more with this recent card, it was time to finally do something about it.

I took a bunch of these scraps, layered them on top of each other using spray adhesive, and turned them into a holiday card. And “Holiday” just happens to have been the theme of Pinkfresh Studio’s December ’21 challenge. So, here is my second entry to this month’s “you choose” challenge:

Supplies

Pinkfresh Studio Color Block Stripes Die   

Pinkfresh Studio Slim Ornate Banner Die 

Pinkfresh Studio Curvy Leaves Die Set

Pinkfresh Studio Solid Hot Foil Plate

Pinkfresh Studio Perfect Sentiments Holiday Hot Foil Plate

Pinkfresh Studio Perfect Sentiments Holiday Die Set

This card was also fairly straightforward. I did use partial die cutting to create the white rectangle that frames the sentiment. And speaking of the sentiment, I used my solid hot foil plate to create it. The original sentiments that I foiled were red foil wording on white paper. And this sentiment is basically the negative image of the original. I love that solid hot foil plate – it’s brilliant! And it’s just one more way that I was able to use what may have just been scraps to someone else.

That’s it for me today. Thanks so much for joining me!

Wishing you all a crafty day!

Allison

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