Have Courage to Believe in Yourself

Have Courage to Believe in Yourself

There wasn’t any real need for journaling on this particular layout.  But I did add a scripture verse to support the theme.  “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God as called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14”...

Do you have a single sheet of paper leftover?

Stewardship Saturday by Jennifer Woodrum After completing a project, I often find I have a single sheet or two of paper leftover. They seem to collect and never get used because I’ve already moved onto a new set of papers. I came across thistutorial on Splitcoast Stampers  that is a great way to use up that last sheet of paper. A bit of ribbon and a button is all you need to complete the holder. I cut down white cardstock for note cards and stamped a sentiment or design on each one. For a short-cut, I think a post-it note pad in a coordinating color would work nicely. The leftover paper was from a previous project found here.  Paper is Philippians Notebook  from the Back to School collection. Because this collection is customizable with 2 colors of your choice, she decided to choose colors based on her photos from previous...

2x4s

Stewardship Saturday No, I’m not talking about wood!   I’m talking about 2″ x 4″ pieces of scrap paper.  Let me explain… At CHA our booth theme was “grow your faith”. Betsy came up with a great idea to create seed packets with “seeds” or swatches of our papers for people to be able to see and feel or papers first hand.  These seed packets ended up being a great hit and even recognized by the booth evaluator as a great idea. (she took one to remember) Well, now that CHA is over and there are leftovers, what do you do with these 2×4 pieces of paper?  I challenged the Design Team and here is what they came up with… *journaling block (can always layer a trimmed piece of coordinating cardstock on top) *tag (cut off two corners, punch a hole, add a ribbon) *use to anchor stickers/embellishments so they’re not ‘floating’ on a page *give to your younger kids who want to craft with mom (and her supplies) *use to create a mosiac or patchwork effect on page/card *use in die cut machines (manual or electric) *Use decorative scissors to do the same if you don’t have a die cutting machine *Trim them down to one inch widths, snip off the ends to create a banner. *Trim them down to 1/4 to 1/2 inch widths to create journaling strips (lighter paper only) *Tuck them behind a photo as a mini mat to add a punch of color. *Use a bunch of them in a pattern to create a color block LO. *Use them to punch out different shapes as...

Strips of Thanks

Stewardship Saturday Last week I issued a challenge: How would you reuse leftover cardstock strips? Have an idea?  You can still share your ideas. See original post here. This week I have a card to share created with the afore-mentioned paper strips.  I was inspired by a post on Pinterest found here. If you have a bunch of strips from previous projects, use them up!  Here’s how: Tape the strips down. (helps to stay together) Randomly stamp circle images all over strips Ink edges of strips Die cut or punch scrap circle Stamp circle and ink edges Adhere strips to cardstock base Wrap ribbon around Adhere circle Add ribbon accent I had an extra strip so I adhered to inside of card....

Gift Card Holder

Stewardship Saturday I’m excited about today’s stewardship project.  Not only do you use scraps to create it, but a recycled toilet paper roll!  I got the original idea from a pin on Pinterest found here. The intent of the photo below is to show the tube (inside). My scraps weren’t the right dimensions, so I ended up doing my own thing. Flatten toilet paper tube. Glue one end and secure with clip or something to hold while drying. I used a clipboard. Measure paper to cover tube. Adhere paper to tube. Embellish as desired. To create insert: Cut scrap cardstock to dimensions slightly smaller than tube. Decorate as desired. I stamped and stippled.   Score and fold about 1/2″ up from bottom. This holds gift card in place without having to use repositionable adhesive. Punch hold in top of card and add ribbon or fiber. Scraps used from the Nantucket Island kit. The purple ink was brighter than paper so I toned down by stippling a blue/green ink over it. Your assignment: Save those toilet paper rolls! Create a gift card holder and have ready for that next special occasion. Challenge: What are some creative ideas for using 1/2″ strips of plain white cardstock?  Comment below with your ideas. ——————————————————————————————————————— Got a stewardship tip to share?  Contact me.  If I use in an upcoming blog post, I’ll send you a free...

Storing Books Albums and More

Stewardship Saturday by Mary Frame I wanted a box to contain my mini boxes on my children.  I live 45 miles from town and did not need to go to town.   I took a 5 ” xyron box and covered it with a gift bag.  I simply covered the box on the outside and put a title on it for  My boys and my daughter I made five mini books about my children and the box holds all of them together.   Challenge: Before leaving the house, see what you can find around the house to repurpose, reuse or recycle! Then upload to the gallery and share! ——————————————————————————————————————— Got a stewardship tip to share?  Contact me.  If I use in an upcoming blog post, I’ll send you a free...

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