Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Junk Mail Treasure

I'm the one at our house with the job of going through junk mail to shred the personal info before putting it in the recycle.  A few days ago one of the envelopes included this hard plastic "drill gauge."  I immediately thought it would make a great stencil--bet a lot of you would have thought the same thing!  This week I wanted to try a new challenge called CAS on Sunday & the theme is circles--how perfect is that?!  I used a sponge to ink a rainbow of Distress inks in 6 of the circles & then die cut them with MFT Fishtail Flags.  A couple more flags were cut from plain white cardstock.  I also added Stickles to each dot, as I'm always inclined to do no matter what the image--I'm a glitter girl for sure!  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Find Joy--maybe my most used HA set--nice variety of sentiments with lovely fonts.  I very carefully added some of the same Stickles to the thick parts of the letters in the word "Sparkle."  Very simple card, but really fun to make.  CAS-ual Fridays current challenge is All That Glitters, so this card will be my entry.  

20 comments:

  1. What a fun design!! Great use of that template!

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  2. brilliant use of that template, greta!! love those fishtail flags... fantastic card!

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  3. What an ingenious use of that template Greta!!! Your CAS design is perfect and I love the touches of glitter! I received your sweet card and will definitely consider next year's Scrapfest!! Hugs, Robin:)

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  4. Love this card, Greta! I have one of those templates and was hunting for it the other day (for a different project altogether)! Still haven't found it!!! Your glitter is perfectly applied - good luck in the challenge.

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  5. awesome....love you up-cycyling....don't you love it when you find stuff that has multiple usages!! Your card is very eye catching...jumped right out at me from the thumbnails over at CAS-ual Fridays.

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  6. Awsesome CAS card, Greta! The stickles really pops up against the white!

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  7. This is a gorgeous CAS card Greta. Wow, I wish my junk mail was as interesting as yours! I actually have a little round drill guage I picked up at a hardware store years ago. I've always used it to figure out the size of beads and things I have, or when I am ordering, to figure out which sizes to buy. I never thought to use it as a stencil!

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  8. Ingenious idea and design, Greta! Love your FIND. You and I are on the same wave length when if comes to up-cycling! The added glitter is just perfect to jazz up the CAS design! Well done!

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  9. You are so clever! Wonderful card!

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  10. Eeeek! Totally awesome card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  11. Love the glitter you added for each circle! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

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  12. love the row of glittery dots! such a fun card! thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

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  13. Awesome card, Greta! Congratulations on the Contender shoutout from CFC!!

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  14. Wow, this is divine CAS and sparkle perfectionism! Congrats!

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  15. Great card, Greta! Congrats on being a contender at CAS-ual Friday!

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  16. This is so pretty! Love the various colors and the sparkle!

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  17. Oh my this is just perfect!! Love the sparkly circles and the matching sentiment! :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS on Sunday! We hope you come back and play with us again! Smiles & Hugs, *Vicki* ~ DT member

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  18. Super CAS card, Greta. Thank you for playing along with us at CAS on Sunday.
    Luv, Wilma

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  19. beautiful! i love the white on white layering of the banners...way to use found objects!

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