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Thursday, 15 January 2015

A Frugal Journey Through January Day 15

WOW, Day 15 on my Frugal Journey, who'd have believed I could blog a different project every day for more than two weeks! Not me that's for sure, but here we are.

Today is all about using up those leftovers from 6x6 pads, you know the ones you fell in love with and just had to have - but now have more than half the paper still in them.

This layout uses five 6x6 sheets of paper plus a scrap to stamp on plus about half an A4 sheet of white vellum. I used an ivory 12x12 sheet as a base and cut four of the sheets of patterned paper to 51/2 inches square, then die cut the fifth sheet into a large label which I cut in half. The papers were from a mix of Prima collections.

I stamped some swirls and the title with Versamark and embossed them with Wow's Vanilla White embossing powder. The year was stamped in Versafine Imperial Purple then the individual numbers were punched out with a 1/2" circle punch. The lace is from May Arts and the mini envelope an old McGill punch. I made the butterfly by stamping the smaller butterfly onto Grungepaper and the larger one onto Clearly For Art, coloured the smaller with Distress Ink, shaped both and sandwiched a Tim Holtz pin between them.Both butterflies are from Wendy Vecchi. I couldn't resist adding a little stamping with a tiny script stamp from Hampton Art that I have had forever.

This layout took me less than an hour to create - once I got the photos the right kind of black and white for the papers, I had to use them as one is the same design as the background curtain in the photo!

I used this layout for a workshop and, as I never make the same thing twice, I changed it around a bit and used entirely different papers, My Mind's Eye this time, and photos in the class.

Of course you could use the same idea on cards or journal page too.

I'll be back same time, same place tomorrow with lots of scraps of all sorts which become a very interesting background.

Hope to see you then xx





  1. I think you should join in the Speed Craft Challenge where you create something in under 15 minutes, you said the cards you made the other day were very quick to make, do come and join in!

    Am not a scrapbook page person more a journaler so can see again where i could use this technique. Two fabulous pages Val.

    Same time, same place tomorrow! :-) xxx

  2. Thanks Mo, I saw your tweet about the challenge earlier but I've no desk to work on at the minute as we are still shifting everything around.