Sunday, June 2, 2013

Anything But a Card Challenge 20- Doing a little dusting...

Hello! I'm so glad you are stopping in today!  The challenge this week at Anything But a Card Challenges is to dust off your older materials and supplies.  If you're like me, this also becomes a challenge in cleaning and organizing your crafting area!  We are already on challenge #20! I am so excited to see so many playing along each week and hope that you will find time to link up with us too!

Before I began my project, I had to find my crafting table (knew it was under there somewhere..).  I was amazed at the various pieces of projects, and papers that were laying around.  So once my crafting space was tidy, I was ready to get started.  While cleaning, I found a cardstock box that I made about a month ago while trying out a template/tutorial I found here.  I also realized I have A LOT of paper!  I decided to use a lone leftover sheet of an old SU DSP.  I have no clue what the design is, but it is quite old! **Edit** I have been told that this paper was from Jersey Shore, retired quite a while back... The daisies in the paper led me to pull out my very neglected daisies die.  Both of these items were used to dress up my card box and I was on such a roll that I made 8 coordinating cards to complete the set!  You can see my cards posted here.  I am happy to say that my sheet of paper is a mere pile of scraps now and I completed a project that will now become a thank you gift for a dear friend.

the front view...

and the top.

The scale of the box is hard to see in the photos, but this easily held eight 4 1/4x5 1/2 cards (several of them a bit lumpy) and their envelopes.  I made a belly band from the left over 1" strips from the box and decorated it with the daisies.  Sadly, I don't have measurements to share because I kind of eyeballed it.  It's loose enough to slide off, but also doesn't fall off easily.

There were a lot of dusted off things on this project! The cardstock used for the box, the patterned paper, the daisies die, and the pumpkin pie corduroy brads were all quite old and neglected.  But no more!

I hope I have helped inspire you to dust off your goodies and play along this week! We would love to see what you have kept hidden away!  Be sure to stop by the challenge blog and see what the design team unearthed for their fabulous projects too!  Have a fabulous week and happy crafting!

Project Recipe: Cardstock- from stash, old SU DSP, wild wasabi and whisper white, Stamp Set-Fabulous Phrases, Ink-bashful blue(sponged on daisies) and pacific pointe, Accessories-daises 2 die, little leaves sizzlit, oval punch, scallop oval punch, pumpkin pie corduroy buttons.


  1. That is a great little box. It is amazing what one finds in the craftroom while cleaning it out. I know I have lots of stuff that I have forgotten about.

  2. said it again..'lumpy'..LOL!
    But seriously....AWESOME box Margaret. This is a gem of a make and so incredibly Springy and inspiring. I'm truly impressed with your search and rescue mission at your craft table and the outcome is sensational.
    Lumpy....LOLOLOL...that's always going to tickle my funny bone. :)

  3. Such fab, funky papers - a great make!
    Alison x

  4. Very pretty box margaret and I love the daisy you've made. I don't have many papers but if I did this would be a great way to use them up!
    Have a good week. Hugs, Juliaxx

  5. Margaret, this is adorable! The daisy die is the perfect choice for that dsp--it looks just like the shape on the pattern. Love the colors and the box is so clever! Thanks for stopping by my blog! ((hugs))

  6. What a fabulous box....the flower and leaves are so, so pretty!!

  7. Love your box Margaret. :) This is a terrific way to give a gift card set. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs

  8. Wonderful project, great to see you using neglected goodies. I am the same way....and now with the new catalog out, there are going to be even more not nearly used enough items in my craft dungeon!


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