How are you all doing with the number/letter challenge? I have to warn you, it's hard sticking down that last letter, especially if it's an A or an E, which are precious in my house! BUT, it was quite liberating to do so! Keep working on it, using up one whole package or sheet of letters/numbers. YOU'LL BE OK! I promise!
Now on to today's challenge... Lorie isn't the only one with a whole bunch of papers hanging around her scrap area. In my purging and cleaning this week, I've filled up an entire SC box (that's 4 1/2 inches my friend) of just paper. I'm donating it to my daughter's school. They love me. But what about the paper I still have? Well, make cards with it! Here's what I came up with, using Fountain Square again.
Here's why I love pleating paper strips: you can use a whole 12 inch length on a traditional 4.25 by 5.5 sized card! If you just put a strip on the card, you'd only use about 5 inches, pleating it allows you to get rid of more paper! How can that not make you happy? :)
Another way to use up lots of paper? Punch a bunch of squares and add a bit of stitching:
The perfect solution for all those little bits of scraps is the paper crazy quilt. It takes a little bit of time, but the overlapped look is a very fun way to use up scraps.
Adding dimension means you're using more paper. Notice how many butterflies I fit into one small area? I punched three strips of paper 1.25 by 12 inches and fit almost all the butterflies on this card, just making the wings three dimensional allows for a bit more room.
With these four cards, I used up about 1 sheet of paper between all the projects. If I made mulitple of each card, I'm almost done with using my entire kit. Do you think I can be done by Sunday? That's my goal.
And your challenge for today, with the prize being the Glossary add on, is to use up at least two whole sheets of paper making cards. Post a link to your creations and I'll throw your name into the random generator at the end of the week, you have until Monday night.