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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Dust off Some Old Supplies - for week #2 of
Anything But a Card Challenges No. 20

Good Morning! Just wanted to drop in and share this project I made for Anything But a Card Challenge 20 "Dust off Your Old Supplies". This is week two of the challenge. Please click here to head on over to ABAC and see what the second half of our amazing design team has created with these luscious colors.

Are you ready to CREATE and play along??? Please click here to link up your creations! There's still time before the new challenge begins on June 9th. REMEMBER this challenge blog is ANYTHING and EVERYTHING... except for Cards. ATC's aren't please link up your ATC's too!!!

For this "Dust Off Your OLD Supplies" challenge consider this a sort of spring cleaning theme. Go dust off some old supplies - and make something... ANYTHING GOES! Use up those paper scraps, break out tools that haven't seen the light of day, finish up one of those U.F.O's {unfinished objects}... or how about those hoarded stickers - we all have a stash. The theme is open so the possibilities are endless.... just remember create anything except a card... this is going to be FUN!!!

Here's my oversized origami junque book
I created for this challenge...

What do you do with those "ugly" patterned papers, sticker letters, leftover paper scraps, bits of ribbon and trims and other odds and ends just sitting around... nothing right??? Well I just grabbed up a bunch of things, with no rhyme or reason and put together this origami junque book made out of 12" square patterned papers. I've made several of these in the past using 6" squares, but always wanted to make a larger one and this was the perfect ocassion. It was fun just working freely and putting something together that will be a "kinetic" smash book to put all those bit's and pieces in that I can't bear to part with - but want to use in a creative way. 

The letters on the cover are some leftover old corduroy sticker letters that fray and leave fuzz everywhere and I was able to spell out "JUNQUE BOOK" with the letters in the bag. These are so old that the sticker adhesive backing was all dried up so I adhered them on using Helmar Fabric Adhesive.

This is a great way to put some of those hoards of paper to use that aren't your "FAVORITE" and to mix and match, colors, styles and supplies! This was a lot of fun and I'm going to enjoy tucking in treasures, doodling and journaling in all the nooks and crannies.

I hope you are inspired to play along - I can't see what you create! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. :) Sb


  1. This is so cool! I have a lot of 'little girl' paper that I will never use. I'm thinking it may become a junque book for my niece!!

  2. Wow... what an amazing construction - and a great way to use papers that otherwise might not get a look in - very cool!
    Alison x


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