Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Am I a cheap crafter? YOU decide!

I've been inspired to make a shaker card after seeing a post by Jennifer Loftfield from Caffeinated Papercuts (found here). I've seen plenty of shaker cards, but for some reason, Jen made it look so easy that I had to give it a try.  With that being said,  I've got 3 recycled items on this card.  Way back in the day, a crafty friend (You know who you are Nancy) told me to save everything. 
EVERYTHING!  Well I admit.... I do save a lot of scraps, so let me share my cheap, crafty ways: (see below)

1.  The acetate was cut from a larger piece that once held gemstones.

2.  I made some glitter dots out of a scrap piece of cardstock. Just run adhesive over it, shake on some glitter and press in, then cut your dots with a hole punch .

3.   Do you use foam dots? Don't throw away the "frame". I cut sections of the leftover frame and use to raise items on my projects like the flower on this card.

 So, yeah, I can be a little thrifty in my crafting but that's not a bad thing. Oh, did I mention the lovely Crate Paper floral background? I found this 36 sheet 6x6 pad at the Tuesday Morning store for 2.99. Cheap IS good!
(Supplies: Unity Stamp Co Feel Good Sentiment kit, sequins, Scotch foam backing, gold glitter, glue runner,  Crate Paper Maggie Holmes paper stack, Bic Mark-it red pen, Memento Luxe black ink, craft lace, The Paper Studio white flower, Valentine glitter heart, houndstooth red washi tape (maker unknown)