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Thrifty crafting

Hello everyone! Today I thought I would give you a few thrifty crafting hints and tips on how to get the most out of your craft stash. If you’re anything like me you certainly won’t ever find yourself short of lovely papers or embellishments, but it’s nice to get the most out of things. I hate throwing anything away, even if it’s just the tiniest bit of card!

For this card I used some scraps of patterned paper and tissue paper and some bits of twine I’d cut that were the wrong length for another project. The stamped ‘to you’ sentiment is made up of letter stamps punched out with a circle punch. As you can see, these ones went a bit wrong. There are incomplete circles and off-centre stamps, but I think they work just fine for this eclectic card.

thrifty crafting - scraps card

The next two simple cards use toppers from the Anita’s garden shed decoupage sheet, which costs just £1.

Garden shed card

Wheelbarrow card

After making these cards I still had some embellishments and tags left over from the sheet. I also didn’t want the rest of the paper to go to waste after I’d pressed out all the decoupage so I punched out lots of little flowers using the xcut petal palm punch. Even if part parts of the packaging have text on them you can always turn them over and use the white side. You can ink the flowers to make them match any project.

thrifty crafting - punched flowers

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