Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wednesday Trends with Tobi

Hi there TSG fans! It’s Tobi here with your weekly dose of cardmaking trends. I thought a lot about what is “trendy” right now and after reading blogs, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter I have come to the conclusion that we are all on a mission to organize our stash and use what we have; which brings me to today’s tutorial…
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About a year ago I cut down all of my scraps to 6x6 blocks in an effort to make them more pretty and useable. It made them pretty, but I didn’t use them that often. Recently I saw a person organize them by TYPE and I thought maybe that would help me use them a little more effectively, SO! I had a little crate that was 5 inches wide so I cut down all my 6x6 paper to 5x6 and was left with this:
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SO pretty, but again, what do I do with all these scraps?? I sincerely hope that I use all of them, but for now I have a way to use 9-10…
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I gathered up a bunch of like-coloured strips and stared at them….. *lightbulb* Why don’t I weave them together??
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So I started weaving and realized I didn’t have enough papers, so I pulled a few more and weaved until it looked right. I glued it to a white card base and cut it out to measure 4.25x4.25 and used it on a card!
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I made a pinwheel (with a scrap) and stamped the perfect sentiment (on a scrap) and viola! A card born out of my need to organize and use scraps… It doesn’t get much better than this.
Have a great day!

7 comments:

  1. Fabulous idea!! Must try it.

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  2. Greta (and beautiful!) idea Tobi!! :)
    ~Meredith

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  3. Great idea! I SOOOOO need to get mine organized, I am so good at making sure I save them, but then never use them. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. This is perfect! I've been following your blog since 2009 and have learned so much from you. Thank you from atlantic canada ;)

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  5. What a great card and loving the idea of organizing those darn scraps that are too precious to throw away.

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