" ...save money (and the environment) by using at least one thing [we] would normally throw out on [our] vintage or shabby chic project."
Now I don't know how it works in your households, but ours gets a LOT of mail soliciting donations, often including a "free gift" as encouragement. Most of the time, I pitch the "free gifts" as they have little value to me, but I do keep the pens and notepads and mailing labels; occasionally I also keep some of the little tchotchkes.Such was the case with a series of solicitations from an Indian School which sent dream catchers and little necklaces over the year. I save a few of these and put them in my stash, labeled "stuff".
The primary item that fits this challenge that I used was the cover of a notepad. Show here is the back, which included two bookmarks and a 2019 calendar...
- Repeat Performance items: Notepad cover, dream catcher and feather charms, all “freebies” that came in the mail with different Indian School donation solicitations
- Stamps: Ink on 3 “Lilac Dreams
- Inks: Versamark
- Embossing Powder: GInaK “detail Fine Silver”
- Paper: ParkLane Paperie A2 notecard “ivory”(15919590); scrap of blue
- Adhesives: GInaK “Connect” glue; Scrapbooked Adhesive 3-D Foam squares
Note to self. Heavy embellishments need to be used sparingly! This is the second card in a week where my attachments were too heavy for any of the glues I have! Even Weldbond didn't hold that dreamcatcher so I had to cover the back of the sentiment with foam squares and hope...