Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Use It Tuesday and Top Tip Tuesday Challenges

The card below was created for two different challenges:

The first was the Use It Tuesday Challenge. This required that we make a project that has something metal on it. The other requirement is that we use something from our stash! This was perfect for me. I have so many brads and so many colors! It was the perfect opportunity to dig in and use them on this card. It's so nice to have supplies on hand, but I find often there are so many different products in my stash I don't know where to begin. Challenges are a great way to provide a focus.

The second challenge was the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, which was to use patterned paper. The paper I used is from the Authentique Glowing paper line...If you've seen some of my past blog post, I'm sure this is no surprise.

I keep a basket of pre-folded A2 card bases in my most used colors (crumb cake, chocolate chip, black, etc) on my craft desk. I also include some other colors depending on the season. For example, right now I have some oranges for Halloween, some reds and greens for Christmas. It really helps jumpstart my cardmaking process!


  1. Great idea on the pre-folded card bases! I love that cute Halloween image and that background paper. Thanks so much for joining us at Use it Tuesday! Hope to see you again soon.

  2. Great card. Glad the challenge lended some focus to help use your stash. Haven-UIT

  3. What a fab fun card - great image.Great Top Tip too - thanks.

    However to be in the running for the prizes you need to link Top Tip Tuesday in your post - don't want you to miss out on your chance of one of our prizes :)

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'Designer Paper' Challenge.

    Carol x

  4. What a fun card and such a great tip too!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday:0)


  5. Thanks for the thanks on my blog Becky :)
    Don't worry about missing the link earlier - all good now :)
    Good Luck and we look forward to seeing you in more of our challenges too :)

    Carol x (TTT)

  6. Such a great halloween card. Just love the colouring. Great top tip as well;) Neat to have card colours prepared after theme:) Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. I've got candy if you're interested. Bettina xx

  7. this is so cute! a perfect entry for our Use It Tuesday challenge! thanks for playing along :)))

  8. Love that text background. Great card!