This week's challenge is to go Monochromatic! For anyone not familiar with the term, that means that your project will have varying shades of the same color. It is ok to throw in a neutral like black, white, kraft as long as it isn't the predominant color....
Here's some ideas from the DT for you to help you out!
Beth here! Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to our first challenge of 2018! We hope that you will be joining us each week as we bring you challenges to help you use up your stash. We have an amazing Design Team to inspire you to do it!
Our first theme is New Year, New Fun - Create a project with something new (ie, tool, paper, embellishment etc) or highlight something new in a photo. Here's what the Design Team has for you this week! Beth
I used the new Stampin' Up Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) to make this Easy Triangular Treat Box. Our blog is all about using up your stash, but you also want to choose wisely when purchasing new and get something you know you will use. I love this DSP so much, in another month it will be all gone and I'll have lots of cute cards and 3-D items to give for Valentine's gifts. Please click on "Beth" above to find the directions to make the box.
For this challenge I used new winter collections from American Crafts, Crate Paper and Pinkfresh Studio. The photo was taken by my daughter on January 4, 2018 when we had a significant snowfall in suburban Philadelphia. Her dog, Willie doesn't like the snow much but when nature calls, he doesn't have a choice!
I used these cute pastel flowers I got from my son as part of my Christmas gift.
He's only five but he loves to pick out stuff for mommy!
Merry Christmas from all of us at Use Your Stuff to you and your families. We hope that you enjoy the holidays, and can't wait for all of you to join us in the new year!
The Design Team will be taking some time off to spend with their families and friends during the festive season. We will be back on January 8th for our first challenge of 2018! So for now, feel free to add whatever you are working on right now so that we can have a look. We will draw a random entry winner on January 7th to win a fun surprise!
Some of the design team have shared some projects that they are working on right now!
Thank you for all the participation in this week's challenge! I love everything Christmas; the colors, music, the traditions...As a result, I loved looking at each and every entry submitted last week. The talent of everyone who participate in this blog is inspiring. Below are a few of my favorites from this week's submissions...
This card contains so many fun elements. The embossing, glitter, and shading truly give this card a North Pole feel. However, what caught my eye is the penguin actually sled riding down the hill. This little guy moves when you open the card. What a clever idea!
Once again, thank you to all who participated in the "Christmas is Coming" Challenge. One of the greatest parts of being a member of the crafting world is seeing gorgeous projects created from talented paper artists. I'm always grateful for all the inspiration I get looking at all of your stunning creations. I wish all our followers here at Use Your Stuff a Happy Holiday season, and look forward to seeing your work next year!