Sunday, July 21, 2013

Strange Stash

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This week Shopping Our Stash has asked us to 'fess up about the strangest or weirdest purchase we have made for the purpose of creating something.  I've got a doozy for this one! Back when I was first just dipping my toe into card making I read an article about being more creative by repurposing things for cards so I bounded off to the Dollar Store and bought this:

Yes, that is in fact an apron and it's made of some weird thin plastic stuff.  Not sure what I was thinking but 6 years later it was still waiting patiently in a drawer for me to put it to use.  So I took the SOS challenge by the horns and introduced that apron to my Cuttlebug. Above you can see the result.  The centres of the flowers are a lilac colour which is why I used this colour scheme but then I covered up the centre with Perfect Pearls so I guess I could make more with different colours.  Perhaps a set of repurposed apron note cards!  Or maybe I should paper piece (or apron piece?) an apron image with this!  Oh the possibilities are endless!  Thanks SOS!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Kraft) Gina K, (Real Red, Wisteria Wonder) Stampin' Up
Stamp:  (Think Big Favourites #6) Papertrey Ink
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Beautiful Blooms II #1) Papertrey Ink
Other:  (Lavender Lace Liquid Pearls) Ranger


Judy1223 said...

Wow, Jen, I never would have guessed that those pretty flowers came from a dollar store apron! I think you win the prize for that "repurposed" item on a card!

Lynn said...

I'm sitting here cracking up! Love that you used the apron...crazy what our hobby leads us to buy. Love the card!

lauren bergold said...

well i'd say this is definitely a FABULOUSLY creative purchase... and you've used it brilliantly here! i bet the texture of the apron's material makes the flowers EVEN COOLER, irl, too! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (most interesting!) STASH with us this week! ♥

lostinpaper said...

Totally made me laugh out loud jen, what a fab use for this apron!

Tracey McNeely said...

Laughing out loud about your dollar store apron! You cards that you made with it is perfect! LOVE.

Jackie Rockwell said...

Now that's being innovative! Love how you recycled the apron!! Such a pretty card Jen!

Lindsey said...

That's hilarious! You may just win the strangest stash award. :D But look! You ended up with this perfectly pretty card!

Jessi Fogan said...

Now that is definitely a weird one! Apron piece...that is hilarious. I snorted coffee there. You'd better come up with some apron piecing, pronto!

Jenny said...

Hehe...... well the apron came up trumps for you in the end!!
what lovely flowers it made and just look at all your paper draws.... I have storage envy!!
Jenny x

Lisa Arana said...


I know I have some crazy stuff hidden away too. I love that you finally put that apron to good use.