Tuesday, August 27, 2013

For The Boys - Shopping Our Stash

Hello, Crafty Peeples!
This week, thanks to Shopping Our Stash, I got a chance to use some paper from one of my 500 6x6 pads!  I see these pads and I think, "Oh, boy, I just love that collection of papers.  I know what I will do with it!"  Of course, not 1/50th of those big ideas ever saw the light.  So I found some Map Paper by 7 Gypsies (didn't even know I had it.  Come to find out I have two...never opened).  

 I decided to stick with the "boring", "predictable" colors traditionally used for male cards.  Since the Map paper is really the star, I wanted to keep embellishments to a minimum and highlighting colors either neutral or very muted.
 The word band reads, "The Journey Awakens The Soul".

I played around with the composition for a while, but decided that a recessed box card would make the best presentation for this minimalistic design!
I decided to leave the inside blank.  This is part of a collection of cards that I am giving to my SIL.  She sends them out to family and friends.  I didn't want to limit how she could use this one!


Stash Items:  Map Paper (7 gypsies' Global 6x6 Pad);  Patterned Paper ( Studio Calico's Classic Calico Pad);  Die Cuts:  Umbrella Man and Postage Stamp Frame - both by Tim Holtz Alterations for Sizzix. Ribbon Stampin' Up; Word Band Tim Holtz Idea-ology.   All items in this project are 6 months - 1year old.  The Umbrella Man Die I have had for three months but never used, the Postage Die I have had for 6 months and only used once.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will use this challenge to decrease your stash...a little!  Please stop by Shopping Our Stash to see what my Teammates have created with their "old, long forgotten stuff!"
Chana Malkah

Challenges Entered:
ABC Challenges - No Flowers
Card Mania Challenge - Ribbon
Craftin Desert Diva's Challenge - Anything Goes
Created with Love Challenge - Anything Goes
Make It Mondays - Always Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Die Cut, Punches, Decorative Sisscors
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes (Week 2 of 3 Weeks)
Crafting With Dragonflies - Masculine/Father's Day
So Artful Challenges - Use A Map!