Happy Monday Everyone!
I started off my week with a little mishap in the craft room! Let’s just say sometimes things just work out differently than you planned and leave it at that!
This is one of those times when the mistake(s) you make turn out to be an asset, or even a “Mixed Blessing” (get it? I’m so clever). For those of you who know me, a glitch in the system is no big surprise! I have crazy things happen all the time! (I can already hear the comments out there people).
In this case, I used my little mishap to give a new technique a try and get some creative use out of something I would normally throw away. Yeah!
Mixed Blessings: Moonlight Log Cabin
Take a look, can guess what the new (to me) technique is?
I had some Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons in my stash, but you couldn’t really see them on the card since they are clear. They tend to pick up the color of the background paper, and in this case,that didn’t work so well. So, I colored them! The colors from these Blendabilities aren’t made to match the new in colors used in the Moonlight paper stack, but they really look good together don’t they! They gave this log cabin just a little bit of a kick, don’t you think?
Here it is…something I would normally throw away, Grid Paper.
After I made this card, I realized I didn’t have paper big enough to make my envelope! I so forgot to order some 12×12 cardstock! I should have had some on hand since this recently happened to a friend of mine and we discussed getting said cardstock so we would be prepared for the next time we made a square card. Oh well, hind sight!
Looking around my craft room the only thing big enough to cut the right size was my Grid Paper. Normally, I would throw this out after I totally cover it in ink! Guess what? It makes a great envelope! Plus, a bonus for me was the measurements on it. It kind of looks like a measuring tape a seamstress would use. A happy accident!
Until next time…
Here’s what I used to get the job done:
cardstock: Designer Series Paper- Moonlight paper stack (#133701), Hello Honey (#3113678), Blackberry Bliss (#133675). ink: Classic Stampin’ Pad- Crumb Cake(#126975) Stampin’ Blendabilities- Pumpkin Pie (#130997), Old Olive (#130999), Daffodil Delight (#130998). other: Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (#127555), Sponge Daubers (#133773), Linen Thread (#104199), Stampin’ Trimmer (#126889), Envelope Punch Board (#133774), Grid Paper (#130148), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755). extra: Sewing Machine and Thread.
* A big shout out to Patty Bennett for sharing this technique. Because she shared, I can now share with you! Yeah! I love it!