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I’m a saver, I don’t know about you, but I know many crafty people are. We save things knowing we can use them…someday. That day is today and I have a simple idea to use one of those saved things: paint chips!
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I find myself picking up a few paint chip colors whenever I’m at a store that carries paint. They are great for inspiration and choosing color palettes, not just for painting but for crafting, too! I was really excited to find Pantone paint chips at a local store recently.

IMG_8496For my cards, I wanted a bright, happy background color to liven up my focal image so I chose a paint chip in sunny yellows from my stash. The ombre color card is cut from a Clark+Kensington chip. I die cut the Oregon shape from an SVG file that will be available for sale soon in the Honey Bee Scraps Etsy shop. I chose a neutral woodgrain paper scrap and sized my state to fit on my 3″x4″ card. I also cut the shape a second time from a brown cardstock scrap, to add an offset shadow look. This is an easy way to add dimension and interest to a simple diecut, no resizing or fussing with the shape needed.

 

IMG_8501I added some stamping in brown Ranger Archival ink using the “No Place Like Home” stamp set (for the “No Place Like Home” sentiment) and the “Life Right Now” stamp set for the “here & now” and “for real” sentiments. I diecut the tiny heart, which will come in the SVG file with the Oregon shape, an added it to represent our home. I covered the heart in Wink of Stella Clear glitter brush marker for sparkle and then Glossy Accents for shine. I attached the diecut state shapes with foam adhesive and my simple card is finished, ready to slip into a pocket.

 

 

IMG_8498With the scrap pieces of the yellow paint chip, I wanted to make a coordinating card, so I stamped the flowers from the “Not Too Shabby” stamp set with black Archival ink onto all three colors of the paint chip. I stamped just portions of the image so I could cut the flowers out with precision scissors. I stamped the image onto a green paint chip, as well, so I could cut out the leaves. I stamped the whole image carefully onto a trimmed card. After I cut out my flowers and leaves, I added them to the stamped image with tiny dots of Ranger Multi Medium Matte, my favorite liquid adhesive.

 

IMG_8500I tied a tiny bow with basic white sewing thread and attached that with the same adhesive. I love that it adds texture and dimension to have the real bow. I stamped the sentiment from the “Life Right Now” stamp set in the corner to fill some of the empty space and then matted my card onto a 3″x4″ burlap paper card. I think it’s so cute and will fill up a pocket nicely!

Thanks for joining me for Scrappy Savings Sunday! Use those beautiful paint chips and create some pretty cards for your pocket scrapbooks today.

 

Have a wonderful week, and happy scrapping!

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  1. carriebryant says:

    Fun cards Alicia. I think I will go dig up my paint chips I have stashed and try out your technique. Thanks for sharing.