Friday, June 24, 2011

7 Ways to Use Up Thickers and Letter Stickers

For this week's 7 ways, I decided to show you seven (ok maybe 8 by the time we are finished) ways to use up those extra Thickers and Alpha Stickers that everyone has lying around.  So without further ado:

1.  Txt Tlk - Create a title using text talk - eliminating vowels when necessary!
2.  Mix it Up - Mix all those letters and fonts that you have:
3.  Substitute letters - flip a u for an n, a p for a d, q for a b, etc.
4.  Substitute numbers for words - 2 for to, 4 for four, etc.
5.  Fill in the missing letters with Stencil letters:
6.  Substitute pictures for letters - sunglasses for OO's in Pool, Oreo Cookies for O's:
Extra:  Did you notice that the R is really a P with part of a K attached?  I will sometimes cut apart other, less used letters to make another.

7.  Combine similar colors of letters or Thickers:

Hope that you enjoyed my second edition of 7 ways!  Now go scrap some leftovers!

Friday, June 17, 2011

7 Ways - Ribbon

With everyone's scrapping budget dwindling lately - including mine, I thought that it would be best to try to use up those scraps in unique ways so I thought that I would start posting a 7 ways to use your scraps series.  Today, I will start with ribbon.  While there are many ways to use ribbon, I am focusing on ribbon scraps - those smaller pieces that can still enhance my projects.  Here are 7 ways to use up those scraps:

1.  Make a colorful fringe:

2.  Make a funky flower!  I layered the scraps on a circle and then topped with a Prima, button, and piece of ribbon.
3.  Layer them horizontally or vertically to create a piece of background "paper."
4.  Cut the scraps into small pieces to create a mosaic:
5.  Sew a strip of scraps together to make a unique pieced trim!
6.  Layer the ribbons on top of each other to make them pop!
7.  Embellish a handmade gift tag!

I hope that you enjoyedmy seven ways to use ribbon scraps.  Check back for next week's 7 ways to use up your letter stickers/rub-ons/Thickers!